A survey has just been released by Dave TV on the top 20 pub quiz questions that stump the pub quiz goers. As part of it the 3,000 respondents were asked who they would have on their pub quiz dream team. I am working for them and thought it might be of interest to see that Stephen was voted the ideal candidate to join a quiz team. Who would you have alongside Stephen?
Respondents of the survey were questioned on the celebrities they consider the ideal candidates to fill a pub quiz team, with trivia host Stephen Fry emerging as favourite (with 44.4%). Stephen was joined by Countdown brainbox Carol Vorderman (38.3%), television news anchor Sir Trevor McDonald (31.8%), and chat show hosts Michael Parkinson (27%) and Jonathan Ross (22%) respectively. Unsurprisingly, those deemed ineffective as quiz contributors were golden couple David and Victoria Beckham (4.8% and 2.7%), supermodel Kate Moss (3.4%) and glamour girl Jordan (5.9%).
Celebrities in general didn’t rate highly on the knowledge credentials; teachers (62%), journalists (53%) and cab drivers (35%), the latter notorious for useless information gathering, were deemed the most worthy career types to include on a team. Languishing in the low IQ stakes alongside celebrities (12.5%) were builders (14.4%) and mechanics (11.3%).
The findings were revealed as Dave launch a new online portal at http://www.joindave.co.uk, with brand new features such as a bar full of pub quizzes, a viewing room containing footage from some of Dave’s best loved shows, and the Davepedia, a fact finding generator filled with catchy quotes and information segments.