Love Island question baffles University Challenge contestants – do you know the answer?

The clever contestants on University Challenge normally leave us all feeling pretty stupid with their quick answers to extremely difficult questions about history, geography, literature and classical music.

But a team from the London School of Economics were scratching their heads when they were asked three questions about Love Island.

When Jeremy Paxman revealed what the round was on the contestants and members of the studio audience burst out laughing.

They only managed to answer one of them correctly, despite having some more traditional University Challenge-style clues.

Love Island question baffles University Challenge contestants - do you know the answer?

It was a very unusual Love Island round
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But how many would you get? Scroll down for the answers.

Question One

Which of the finalists shares a first name with Celia Johnson’s character in the 1945 film Brief Encounter and a surname with the first England bowler to take 500 test wickets?

Question Two

Josh Denzel’s partner in third place has a first name closely resembling that of four kings of Poland. The third known as The Great reigned from 1333 to 1370. What is that contestant’s first name?

Love Island question baffles University Challenge contestants - do you know the answer?

Any ideas?
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Question Three

Wes shared fourth place with Megan Barton-Hanson. His surname is that of which paramour of Lady Emma Hamilton who died in battle in October 1805?

Answers

1. Laura Anderson

2. Kazimir

3. Nelson

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