A Bessbrook genius has appeared on the famous BBC quiz show Mastermind we can reveal.
Gary Beattie whose chosen speciality was Father Ted got 1 out of 16 questions correct and 2 out of 18 correct in the general knowledge round.
The show’s host John Humphrys spoke to Newry Spud:
“We heard great things about this Newry man. But he was a massive let down. He hadn’t a clue about Father Ted, his supposed ‘speciality’ and his general knowledge was let’s say, ‘poor’ at best.”
But Beattie has come out and said he was suffering ‘exhaustion’ during the filming of the show. He told Newry Spud:
“I wasn’t feeling well at all. Everyone in Newry knows that I am the champion at Father Ted knowledge and my all around knowledge is on par with Albert Einstein perhaps even above his exceptional intellectual ability.”