October 2 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Singer-songwriter Frank Turner won a special Celebrity Mastermind edition after answering questions on Sonisphere 2014 headliners Iron Maiden.
Turner, who played a sold-out gig at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield last year, won Friday night’s Celebrity Mastermind on BBC1.
Before the programme aired, Turner tweeted: “Tonight’s the night! 7pm, BBC One, I’m appearing on Celebrity Mastermind. Childhood ambition realised. Tune in!”
Raising money for Shelter, he correctly answered seven questions on his specialist subject, British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden.
Team Sonisphere member and KiliLive promoter Alan Day (@alandayrocks) tweeted: “well @frankturner got more @IronMaiden questions correct than I would have done!”
The folk/punk singer finished with a total of 20 points after the general knowledge round.
That was good enough to beat punk-poet John Cooper Clarke, Ben Faulks and Roy Hudd to the Mastermind trophy.
Roy Hudd finished second with 19 points and the other two contestants were joint third with 16 apiece.
Turner tweeted after the show: “Very proud to have won mastermind. More pleased to have raised more cash for @Shelter. Happy new year!”