Last night's food quiz was the third time that my impossibly round face has appeared on the television.
The first time was in 2003 for University Challenge: the Professionals, and the second in 2005 as 'Er Indoors when my husband got to the final of BBC's End of Story (they showed me failing to catch a frisbee - they wanted to film us interacting, but decided Virtua Tennis 2 was too sedentary. Gits).
So I have the rare privilege of having been grilled by both Newsnight anchors without being a politician which is pretty cool.
It was so much fun to take part in and it just reinforced for me what a complete quiz nerd I am (and that I really like pressing buzzers).
Presenter Kirsty Wark is one of the nicest "celebs" around, and Dictionary Corner's William Sitwell has met me five times now and failed to recognise me each time. Which is nice.
By far the oddest thing about last night (apart from seeing myself with subtitles because my mum's hearing isn't great) was when national institution Stephen Fry tweeted that he was watching the show too.
Anyway, if you watched it last night, I hope you enjoyed it, and if you didn't catch it, you can see me pull lots of odd expressions on iPlayer for the next 6 days here.
Much love to my team mates Paul and Donald, and here's to the Epicurian Fails living to fight another day doing something equally silly.
A Question of Taste
Mondays 7.30pm on BBC2
All screencaps copyright BBC/Silver River Productions
Anyway, nice to see you on the telly. :o)
Completely agree with Karohemd on Sitwell's role. BBC should combine his role with that of the quizmaster. Call it an efficiency saving. So questions, answers and banter, all from Kirsty.
Then you have something more like Have I Got Food For You, with Ms Wark as an Aberdeen Angus Deayton.
Well done and more! Much more! "MiMi cooks Burmese", a six part series...
[You were good though.]
Lovely to see you on telly!
You were great though MiMi :-)
@Alex - Extremely bizarre. Really threw me.
@Pavel - Woop woop! Love you Pavel - go Team Epicurian Fails!
@Platter - Aberdeen Angus Deayton? *groan*
@Katy Salter @ Pinch of Salt - I wibbled too :)
@chumbles - I was wondering if you were okay - haven't seen you around for ages! Sorry we didn't win and yes, I like the sound of "MiMi Cooks Burmese" too :^P
@Mr London Street - She is so charismatic usually - a lot of banter *was* cut out sadly. And thank you :)
@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Ha, I LOVE that you recognise the bookshelves. Thank you!
@Denis - It does need a bit of zip I think - thank you!