University Challenge To Allow Contestants To Answer Using Alternative Facts

Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Granada Television are set to make television history in the latest season of University Challenge. Granada who have produced University Challenge since the 60s will be changing the rules for the first time in the show's 55 year history.
 
Contestants will soon be allowed to answer questions using alternative facts across all topics. A change that not all are happy with.
 
In a press release statement, Granada stated that correct answers would now include alternative facts that are either constantly repeated by all teammates or questions answered with confidence. 
 
The show also has plans to award points to the team who shout alternative facts louder than the opposition but these changes will not come into effect until March, once louder buzzers have been installed.
 
Jeremy Paxman, who has presented the popular quiz since 1994 is said to be frustrated by the change because he must try to memorise a new introduction, saying “It’s a lot for me to remember really, I mean, I already keep writing 2016 instead of 2017 and now this.” 

 

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