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Govins team gives TV’s Eggheads a run for their money

A team from Gorvins Solicitors narrowly missed out on beating TV quizzers the Eggheads.

The team of five from the Stockport office, called Unsolicited, took on the brainboxes in the BBC2 show that went out on Wednesday night.

The team was made up of captain and former HR manager Chris Mullaney, external NVQ assessor Jacky Mullaney, receptionist Dawn Williams, marketing manager Paul Longmire, and Ben Hardman, a marketing executive at the firm based at Dale House, Tiviot Dale. Alyson Hirst, from credit control, travelled as back-up.

Ben won his head-to-head and was joined by Chris in the final round to play for the £4,000 first prize but they were defeated by the sudden-death question on the Indian board game pachisi, a type of Ludo.

Ben, 26, who answered questions on sport in his individual head-to-head, said: “We were very happy with our overall performance and proud to say we gave some of the best quizzers in the country a good game.

“We took them to sudden death in three rounds, including the final, and won another – I think I got lucky with a good batch of sport questions.

“We had a brilliant day up in Glasgow and were treated very well by everyone on the set, including all of the Eggheads and Jeremy Vine.

“It was a pity we couldn’t take home the prize money but we represented Gorvins well and had a good laugh.”