A pair of Penrith brothers triumphed on BBC One’s Pointless quiz show, scooping a £13,750 jackpot.
James and Philip Brunskill appeared on television screens across the country and flew through the answers to take the top spot and a Pointless trophy.
One of the show’s hosts, Richard Osman, said the pair “had the look of winners” before they sailed through to the final.
The popular quiz show sees contestants try to rack up as few points as possible by coming up with obscure answers.
James and Philip took the prize pot of money by facing the final question to name medal-winning teams in the 2018 winter Olympics, they answered Kazakhstan — a team which won just one bronze medal in the games.
Both former Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pupils, the brothers live with their parents Alan and Maureen at Pennyhill Park.
James, 24, works as an administrative assistant for the Diocese of Carlisle while Philip, 27, volunteers at Penrith’s Credit Union.
When Pointless applications opened up in mid-2020 they were successful first time.
“We filmed the show in December 2020, at the Elstree Studios just outside London.
“It was interesting to see how they did it. It didn’t take that long to film an episode. What is 45 minutes on television only took one to one-and-a-half hours to film,” said James.
Speaking about the experience he added: “I wasn’t very nervous, Philip was at the start but began to relax as we went through.
“As we got closer to the final it was more excitement. As the questions came up and we knew it, that was a confidence boost.
“Everyone has been interested, we have had lot of calls and messages from people saying we have put Penrith on the national map! There’s been a lot of excitement around it.”
Facing questions across music and literature, sports, politics and more, the pair managed to get three answers scoring just one point.
Speaking on the show James said he planned to either be sensible and put his winnings towards saving for a house or the “blow-it option” was to go on holiday to Russia, while Philip wanted to go to a Formula One race in Belgium.
This week, James said that amid the COVID restrictions they had both put their money into savings for the time being.