Hosted by Jeremy Vine, Make Me an Egghead is a nationwide search to find two contestants (one male and one female) who are knowledgeable enough to join the Eggheads, the UK's most fearsome quiz team.
In Make Me an Egghead, each contestant is asked up to three multiple-choice questions on subjects such as sport, film and TV, music, food and drink, arts and books, politics, history, geography or science.
The winner of each round gets to choose an Egghead to assist them in the final general knowledge round. The more rounds a player wins, the more Eggheads they have to call upon for assistance in the final round.
Type: Game Show
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Jeremy Guy Vine (born 17 May 1965) is a British presenter, broadcaster and journalist. He is best known as the host of his own BBC Radio 2 programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music. He is known for his direct interview style, and exclusive reporting from war-torn areas throughout Africa. Vine is also the host of the BBC shows Points of View, Panorama and the long-running quiz show Eggheads, taking over from Dermot Murnaghan full-time in 2014 before leaving in June 2018 to present a new Channel 5 chat show. In 2015 he was a contestant in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing.
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Vine's career at the BBC included reading the news on radio in Northern Ireland and working as a researcher on the BBC1 series Heart of the Matter. In 1989, he became a regular reporter on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, filing reports from across Europe. While working for Today, he published two comic novels set amidst the modern Church of England, including Forget Heaven, Just Kiss Me (1992) and The Whole World in My Hands (1993). The novels were not successful and Vine now regards them as juvenilia. In the mid-1990s, Vine became familiar with BBC TV viewers as a political reporter, reporting on the modernisation of the Labour Party. He later made his mark offering irreverent reports on the 1997 General Election. After the 1997 election, Vine became the Africa Correspondent based in Johannesburg, travelling all over Africa. Reporting assignments took him to the war front to report on the Eritrean–Ethiopian War, the Angolan Civil War, the violence in Lesotho after South African troops went in and hoisted a South African flag over the Royal Palace, following leadership disputes. He also travelled to Algiers and Kenya, to report during political elections. Vine was successful in gaining interviews with key leaders in various African nations. Two of these included Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe; and the leader of the Islamist regime in Khartoum, Sudan. Other areas of Africa from which he has reported include Mali, Zambia, Sierra Leone and the Niger Delta, to report on the Nigerian villagers' unrest over the work of the oil companies. In April 1999, Vine presented an exclusive report on South African police brutality for BBC Two's Newsnight. The film won the Silver Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, and resulted in the suspension of 22 police officers. Following this report, Vine joined Newsnight full-time as a presenter. He was one of the original presenters of Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4.
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