Jackie Weaver To Star On Celebrity Mastermind With Unexpected Specialist Subject

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Jackie Weaver To Star On Celebrity Mastermind With Unexpected Specialist Subject
Jackie Weaver To Star On Celebrity Mastermind With Unexpected Specialist Subject (Zoom/HandforthParishCouncil/Alamy)

Jackie Weaver, who went viral for kicking out members of a parish council meeting via Zoom, will now take on the iconic BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind.

In February 2021, a meeting was called for the Handforth Parish Council Planning and Environment Committee, however, little did its members know that this Zoom would not be like any they had ever experienced before.

Since becoming an internet sensation for her no nonsense attitude, Weaver clearly can't get enough of the limelight, since it has been revealed that the 63-year-old is now set to take part in the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind.


The 63-year-old had no qualms about kicking out disruptive men from her parish meeting, and she appears just as ready to boss her surprising specialist topic too.

It was lucky that the parish meeting took place via Zoom, otherwise tea and biscuits may have gone flying, after Weaver decided to kick three members out of the meeting.

The 63-year-old shed no tears in quickly ejecting Chairman Brian Tolver for what was alluded to as being the second time, before sneakily suggesting an election for a new chair in his absence, which caused Vice Chairman Aled Brewerton to storm out.


The stint led to Weaver appearing on shows such as Loose Women, Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast, and now the parish committee member is set to take to the stage to give all she's got on the Vin Diesel franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Independent reports.


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Weaver will test her knowledge on The Chronicles of Riddick trilogy, which features not only Vin Diesel but Karl Urban and Thandiwe Newton, and spans from the 2000 film Pitch Black, to 2013's Riddick. The franchise was written by Ken and Jim Wheat.

Weaver will be joined on the programme by comedian Ellie Taylor, member of boy band Blue, Anthony Costa, and former England goalkeeper David James, whose specialist subjects are Grease the Musical, Geri Halliwell from the Spice Girls, and the pop artist Roy Lichtenstein,.


Weaver and her opponents make up a line-up of 56 stars including Dani Harmer from CBBC hit series Tracey Beaker, James Acaster, and the winner of the Drag Race UK season one, The Vivienne.

You can catch Celebrity Mastermind from 7:15pm on Saturday, February 15 on BBC One.

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Poppy Bilderbeck

Poppy Bilderbeck is a Junior Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from The University of Manchester in 2021 with a First in English Literature and Drama, where alongside her studies she was Editor-in-Chief of The Tab Manchester. She currently runs the mental health column for UNILAD, and is such a crisp fanatic that the office has now been forced to release them in batches.

Topics: Film & TV, BBC