James Delingpole James Delingpole

University Challenge deserves Amol Rajan

The rot set in a long time ago

The tediously ubiquitous (though in the flesh very affable) Amol Rajan. Credit: BBC / Lifted Entertainment, Part of ITV Studios / Ric Lowe

I wish I could say that Bamber Gascoigne would be turning in his grave at what has happened to University Challenge. But unfortunately, I understand from people who knew the Eton, Cambridge, Yale and Grenadier Guards historian, playwright, critic, polymath millionaire and scion of the upper classes that he chose to compensate for his privilege by embracing progressive causes.

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