Tessa Munt is a 'Pointless' answer on BBC TV show
TESSA Munt was officially 'pointless' last night. But only during the broadcast of yesterday's Pointless quiz show on BBC1.
The final round of the general knowledge quiz with a twist was themed around The 2010 UK General Election and asked contestants to name a female MP elected for the first time in 2010.
The twist: the contestants had to name someone none of 100 survey takers would have said.
But contestants Simon and Becky avoided the topic and instead opted for MPs first elected in the 1970s and political parties with 100,000 votes or more. They won £3,250.
But Ms Munt can take heart she was not singled out as a pointless answer and just had the fortune to appear on the game board. Only eight female MPs scored points, leaving the rest pointless.
Upon hearing the news, Ms Munt laughed and said: "It's a privilege and an honour."
Who were the female MPs that carried points? They were: Louise Minch, Liz Truss, Claire Perry, Stella Creasy, Pauline Latham, Pamela Nash, Helen Grant and Caroline Lucas.
To see the relevant part of the show (Season 10, episode 1) shown at 5.15pm on BBC1, click here.