Quiz shows are no strangers to dumb answers – and it seems the brutal users of social media will use any old excuse to abuse a contestants intellectuality.
However, one contestants answer has topped all the rest (apparently), with many calling him the ‘the dumbest’ after he failed to answer a literature question accurately when the topic sprouted up on BBC One’s, Pointless.
When David came up to the podium, his partner had already bagged a wrong answer in the previous part of the show meaning they were already onto a crippling losing streak.
Admittedly not his strong point, David was asked which author wrote the novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
Now, they’re both novels of unfathomable fame in the literary world, but admittedly (and it pains me to say this), literature isn’t everybody’s cup of tea.
But you’d think that at the very least David could’ve gone for an author who was actually, real.
Instead, David took a punt at Jane Eyre as being the author behind the two 19th century novels…
Jane Eyre being the fictional title character behind Charlotte Bronte’s classic.
And as everybody could’ve expected Twitter went wild:
#pointless That's the worst answer given on this show since someone confused JFK for JR Ewing from Dallas.
— Edward Howard (@EdwardHoward11) April 19, 2016
— Katie Lane (@katieklane) April 19, 2016
Of course, the correct answer to the question would’ve been Jane Austen, but never mind Dave. It’s too late now.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.