Eggheads Regular CJ De Mooi Says He Once Killed A Man



Well, that’s not a headline I thought I’d be writing today.

Apparently, CJ de Mooi from popular BBC quiz show Eggheads has revealed how he once killed a man by punching him and throwing him into a canal.

According to The Mirror, the quiz-player, known for his tantrums on the show, made the shocking admission in his autobiography.

In his book, de Mooi says: “I was in a phone box and this old guy, obviously a massive drug user, came up behind me with a knife in his hand.”


“He told me to turn around, open my bag and give him whatever was inside. I punched him so hard in the face, knocked the knife out of his hand and threw him in the canal. I fully suspect I killed him. I’ve no idea what happened to him.”

At the time, CJ, now 45, was sleeping rough in Amsterdam and was forced into prostitution to get by. He spent years on the streets, before being spotted by a model scout in Germany. Five years later he had made it onto the small screen in Britain.

Referring to the pain of writing his autobiography, CJ said: “A lot of it made me very upset and angry. But it’s a different part of my life. I live in the present and I’m at peace.”