Everyone’s Favourite University Challenge Contestant Is Back On TV Tonight
If you made any plans for this evening, cancel them. Immediately.
The legend that is Monkman is back.
It’s the University Challenge final tonight between Balliol College Oxford and Wolfson College Cambridge and we are excited. Not because it’s the final, not even because Jeremy Paxman is bound to be at his sassy, scornful best, but because Eric Monkman will be making his return as captain for the Cambridge team.
If you’ve been keeping up with this season of University Challenge, you’ll know that Monkman is arguably one of the best contestants the show has ever had. He’s not just an indescribably intelligent human, scoring 120 of his team’s 170 points in the semi-final against Emmanuel College Cambridge, he also pulls some of the greatest, most passionate facial expressions ever – ever – while firing away his answers.
People love him so much that #Monkmania is now a thing.
Looking forward to some more #Monkmania tonight.
— George Cook (@georgermcook) April 10, 2017
— Chris Kerr (@TalKerr_) April 10, 2017
There’s fan art and everything.
— Emsie (@Em_tweets86) April 10, 2017
This guy even said he loves Monkman more than his children.
— phill (@phill_079) March 27, 2017
The anticipation for tonight’s final is real.
I am far too excited for the final of University Challenge tonight omg 🙊🙊 #Monkmania
— Aisling (@aislingmorgan10) April 10, 2017
need to make sure I watch university challenge tonight #Monkmania
— hannah (@clitastrophe) April 10, 2017
Some people have even forgotten to be upset that it’s Monday.
— FrankieCReilly (@FrankieCReilly) April 10, 2017
Everyone’s just glad that Monkman’s back in their lives.
— Andy Tubb (@Tubbster83) April 10, 2017
And looking forward to seeing how on fire he’s going to be in this year’s UC final.
Can't wait for levels of #Monkmania to reach their peak tonight 🔥
— Jasmine Scott (@jasminetdscott) April 10, 2017
Good luck, Monkman. 🙏🙏🙏
(and everyone else, obviously 👀)
Is Monkman the best University Challenge contestant ever?
University Challenge is on BBC2 tonight at 8pm.