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Town manager enters Pointless quiz

Evesham Editorial 19th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE’S Market Town Partnership manager swapped a day at his desk for five minutes of fame when he appeared on the popular BBC One quiz show Pointless.

Steve Knight put the town on the map when he appeared on the show hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

The 23-year-old applied last summer and had an audition in Birmingham before getting through to the filming stages of the

show at the end of last year.

Produced by Endemol UK, Pointless sees contestants tasked with finding obscure answers to questions aiming to obtain a low score.

Despite performing well, he and his team-mate unfortunately got knocked out before the final round of the show.

“It was an amazing experience,” Mr Knight said.

“It was something I only initially applied for half-heartedly, but once I got to the set the competitive nature meant we were desperate to win.

“We were gutted to not have got to the final in the ultimate test for the ‘pointless’ answer but I don’t think we disgraced ourselves.”

When auditioning to get on the show, Mr Knight admitted he told producers the story of when he posed half naked in a bath full of plums to promote the town’s famous Plum Festival.

“They (producers) seemed genuinely interested that I worked for a district council at my age, and frankly I was thrilled at how much of my blurb on Wychavon, Pershore and the Plum Festival actually made the edit,” he added.

“A large part of my role is promoting the area so I’m really pleased I had the opportunity to talk about it on national television.”

Mr Knight’s appearance on the show is still available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.