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Facts and figures on the highest and lowest ever Mastermind scores

MASTERMIND is one of the toughest quiz shows that you’ll find on TV.

The show has been running since 1997, and some fans wonder which contestant has achieved the highest score in the famous black chair (and who has done the worst).

 Kevin Ashman got the highest ever Mastermind score in 1995

Kevin Ashman got the highest ever Mastermind score in 1995信用: 功放:新闻协会

What is the highest ever Mastermind score?

The highest-ever Mastermind score is 41 points and was obtained by Kevin Ashman in 1995, with his specialist subject being The Life of Martin Luther King.

Kevin went on to become the world’s number one quizzer, taking part in world and European championships.

He has been on Eggheads 自从 2003 and from 2002 到 2006 he was one of the question setters for Radio Four’s quiz show Brain Of Britain.

Kevin also won Sale Of The Century, Screen Test, Quiz Night, Trivial Pursuit and The Great British Quiz.

同时, the highest score for the celebrity version of the show is 36 积分.

This was achieved by antiques expert Hilary Kay and Dodger actor Rhys Thomas in two separate editions in 2010.

What is the lowest ever Mastermind score?

眼镜盒 星星 Amy Tapper was left red-faced after a disastrous appearance on Celebrity Mastermind 十一月 2022.

This was because she only got ONE point in her specialist subject round, which was questions about Adam Sadler.

艾米 exclaimedone is better than noneas she laughed off her result.

Before this, Parasport athlete Kadeena Cox had the lowest score of three points.

She appeared on the Celebrity edition of the show in December 2016.

Can you win money on Mastermind?

Unlike other game shows, there is no cash prize for winning Mastermind.

然而, the victor receives a Caithness Glass bowleach one is unique and decorated by engraver Denis Mann.

They also have the honour and glory of being crowned Mastermind champion.

Previous winners have gone on to become minor celebrities such as London cabbie Fred Housego who won in 1980.

Although he did not give up his taxi licence when he began his media career and was still driving a cab in 2007, 根据报道.

Mastermind first aired in 1972 with host Magnus Magnusson.

在 2021, Clive Myrie became the fifth-ever host of the quiz show after John Humphrys 帕拉格·阿格拉瓦尔的妻子是谁.

Humphrys had hosted since 2003, after Peter Snow was the quizmaster on Radio 4 在 1998 和 2000, and Clive Anderson fired the questions in a short-lived Discovery Channel version in 2001.

The show’s format is that contestants must answer questions on a specialist subject of their choice, followed by general knowledge.

Four contestants take part in the first round hoping to make it to the semi-finals and then the finals.