University Challenge sparks cheating row as host Amol Rajan accepts 'wrong' answer and fans fume 'shouldn't be allowed!' | The Sun

University Challenge sparks cheating row as host Amol Rajan accepts 'wrong' answer and fans fume 'shouldn't be allowed!' | The Sun

UNIVERSITY Challenge is the latest show to land itself in hot water after viewers claimed host Amol Rajan accepted a wrong answer.

Amol, 40, took to the airwaves as he welcomed teams from Oxford Brookes and the Open University as they went head-to-head on the long-running BBC quiz show.

During the first stage, teams of four from each university had to answer as many questions correctly as they could.

University Challenge viewers were left fuming when host Amol asked the students to answer a question on the arts.

Putting the question to the two teams, he asked: "In 1947, performances by eight theatre troops, who arrived uninvited to an invitation-only international festival, saw the start of which performing arts festival that takes part every August?"

Manton from Oxford Brookes University managed to hit the buzzer first and answered: "Edinburgh Festival."



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Amol allowed his answer and confirmed: "Yes, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I can accept that."

The official name of the festival in Scotland is Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fans took to X – formerly known as Twitter – as they gave different reasons for the apparent blunder.

One viewer explained: "Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe are two entirely different entities, that starter shouldn't have been allowed."

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A second asked: "Are the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe one and the same thing? I don't think so."

"Is the Fringe the Edinburgh Festival? Really?" enquired a third fan.

And a fourth added: "Oh… A generous giveaway on the Edinburgh Fringe answer there."

Later on in the show, Oxford Brookes were not given a point for another one of their answers over the word, 'Ciaus', because of mispronunciation.

Despite an impressive score of 155, Oxford Brookes were beaten out by the Open University who managed to win a whopping 255 points.

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