TV and film stars join uni quiz challenge

Ranvir Singh.
Ranvir Singh.
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An actor from Game of Thrones and a presenter on ITV Daybreak will be on University Challenge this Christmas representing Lancaster University.

Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Ranvir Singh will join Matthew Fort, food and drink editor for The Guardian, and science writer Brian Clegg on a special festive edition of he BBC2 quiz show on December 21.

The Lancaster graduates will compete against a team from the University of Kent as part of a series where 14 universities will battle it out to become champions.

The Kent team will be Fi Glover, writer and television and radio presenter; Robert Wade, screenwriter and co-writer of five James Bond films; Rebecca Lenkiewicz, playwright and film, television and radio screenwriter; and James Wong, television science presenter.

The programme, hosted by Jeremy Paxman, will be shown at 7.05pm on BBC2.