Judith turns Mastermind as she braves the hot seat

Release Date: 07/08/2017

Judith turns Mastermind as she braves the hot seat

A member of staff at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital swapped her desk chair to brave the black Mastermind chair and answer questions on her specialist subject - Rupert Everett films.

Judith Sansom, Governance Lead for Medicine & Rehab and Diagnostics  at the Oswestry-based hospital, will appear on an episode of this series of cult game show ‘Mastermind’, after successfully applying to take part.

A long-standing fan of the English actor, Judith said choosing his films as her specialist subject was a no brainer.

She said: “I’ve always been a big fan of Rupert Everett, not just of his films but also his books, I was almost going to choose Rupert Everett’s life as my specialist subject but I think that would’ve been a bit too challenging.

“Getting through all of his films took me long enough because I’d forgotten just how many he’d starred in!

“My homework ahead of the show was to order every film he’s starred in on eBay – one of which was in Italian with no English subtitles – and watch them all in date order.”

Judith, 58, said she enjoyed the whole experience, from being backstage to answering questions in the chair.

She said: “It was a really fun experience overall, it was intense at times but it was fascinating to see what goes on behind the scenes and you learn a lot about television production.

“The adrenaline you feel while in that chair is brilliant.

“The nice thing about Mastermind too is that you get to bring up to 10 guests with you. I brought along with me, my daughter, my dad, as well as some friends and other family members.

“In fact, the most daunting part of the experience was walking to the Mastermind chair, it took me a few takes to get it right in the end.”

Judith, who lives in Corwen, North Wales, said she also enjoyed meeting fellow contestants and Mastermind Presenter John Humphrys.

Despite the announcement of Judith’s appearance on the show, she remains tight-lipped as to how she got on.

She added: “I’m not able to reveal how I got on until my episode airs so you will just have to wait and see!”

A date for Judith’s episode is yet to be announced.

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