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University Challenge: Christmas Specials | Preview (BBC Two)

Once again, University Challenge celebrates Christmas by giving students a short break, and instead inviting teams of distinguished alumni to compete on behalf of their former university.

Expect to see some of the UK's finest minds test themselves on one of the UK’s toughest quiz shows, with plenty of seasonal brainteasers to test what they know - and what they don't - about pretty much everything.

Fourteen teams have been brave enough to accept our challenge to compete in seven first-round matches, with places in the semi-finals for the four smartest teams, two of whom will then battle it out for nothing more than the glory of being named Christmas series champions.

We cordially invite all University Challenge viewers to test themselves alongside our fearless teams. As a former contestant on Christmas University Challenge himself, presenter Amol Rajan will know exactly what the teams will be going through!

University Challenge is made by Lifted Entertainment/ITV Studios (10 x 30’) for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, begins Monday 18th December.


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