Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Paxman slammed for slamming student

I know you don’t care, but here’s another storm in a suburban teacup from the Daily Mail. Apparently Jeremy Paxman, host of University Challenge, has attracted fury for sneering at a student who confused William the Conqueror (gang name: The …

Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 11:54

   
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I know you don’t care, but here’s another storm in a suburban teacup from the Daily Mail. Apparently Jeremy Paxman, host of University Challenge, has attracted fury for sneering at a student who confused William the Conqueror (gang name: The Conqueror) with William III (online avatar: Of Orange). The paper has decided that Tom Tyszczuk Smith of UCL looked shaken after his drubbing from Paxo. Did he really? It seemed pretty mild to me.

If he had wanted to get stuck into anybody he should have had a crack at the bloke last week who thought that Michael Fassbender, Timothy Dalton and Orson Welles had all played Inspector Clouseau. I wouldn’t have put it past Welles in later years. But our Michael would never have sunk so low.

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