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It was my first time on the telly. Humiliated by Anne Robinson, I was the "weakest link." I used to think quiz shows were for other people. Now I know they are

By Malika Browne   October 2001

i was the weakest link. I hadn’t planned to appear on the BBC’s most successful quiz show ever. I had always thought quiz shows were for other people. So when a researcher acquaintance called me out of the blue and asked if I was free the following afternoon to play a “new game,” I had no idea what I was letting myself in for.

She was desperate. The chances of netting ?10,000, she assured me, were quite high, while the odds of friends catching me on daytime television were extremely low; the show would be on air on weekdays at…

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