Christopher Blakey, a bright spark who runs The Paper Shop in Greetland, Halifax, has done a little bit of filming before. He appeared on Channel 4's 15-to-1 quiz back in his university days when the TV show was considered second only to Mastermind. "Unsurprisingly, I lost spectacularly," he says.
However, he is undeterred and desperately wants to go on University Challenge. He writes: "University Challenge is now doing a version called The Professionals, where teams from different industries compete against each other, so I was wondering if you could be so kind as to mention in your wonderful and marvellous (grovel, grovel) column that I am looking for some fellow newsagents who would like to be on the team."
Well, who wouldn't be seduced by such flattery? If you want to join Chris, email yoboglad@gmail.com.

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