Primary school children beat BBC TV’s Egghead in Quiz Challenge

MORE than 10 general knowledge whizzes sprang into action at Lower Darwen Primary School in an Egghead-style challenge with TV star CJ de Mooi.

Pupils were given the chance to ask the Egghead star renowned for his general knowledge a series of questions in a school assembly.

Eleven-year-old Emilia Greenwood was one of youngsters who outsmarted CJ de Mooi in the tricky challenge when she asked ‘what is the most popular surname in France?’

The Egghead star, who was outwitted by a number of pupils, is playing the villain Fleshcreep in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which starts at the Thwaites Empire Theatre on Wednesday, 2 December.

Stars of the Jack and the Beanstalk panto, including Fairy Twinkle, Fleshcreep and Simple Simon also visited the school to give their Christmas greetings to more than three hundred pupils.

Teacher Catherine Oddie, said: “We are so grateful to the cast for taking time out of their extremely busy schedule to visit the school.”

“It was lovely to see our pupils’ faces light up when the trio walked into the hall and we can’t wait to see the pantomime at the Empire on Thursday!”

Michael Berry, Chairman at the Empire Theatre, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming each and every pupil at Lower Darwen Primary School to the theatre on Thursday. It’s going to be a GIGANTIC show packed with plenty of laughs.”

Children at the school are going to watch the pantomime which runs from Wednesday, 2nd December to Sunday 3rd January. Visit for tickets.