Mark Labbett, The Beast from ITV1’s The Chase, has been revealed as the surprise celebrity guest host for Fife College’s Freshers' Festival quiz.
Taking place online on Thursday 24 September, Labbett will oversee the quiz which will see groups of new Fife College students go head-to-head as they test their general knowledge.
The quiz is one of several events being put on by the Fife College Students’ Association as part of this year’s Freshers' Festival.
Other events include a special socially-distanced screening of Back to the Future with students encouraged to attend in fancy dress, and a live-streamed book event with authors Claire Askew and Neil Broadfoot.
The week then finishes off with local DJ and Kingdom FM breakfast host Vanessa Motion playing a live set that will again be available to watch on live stream.
The events have been organised to ensure that students at the College don’t miss out on the student experience while still observing health and safety guidelines regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking ahead of the Freshers' Quiz, Mark Labbett said:
“I’m really looking forward to hosting this quiz for Fife College and getting to virtually meet some of their students.
“The current circumstances have led to a lot of changes, so it’s great that we’re able to put on an event like this as part of their Freshers’ Festival.
“I hope that everyone taking part is ready for some tough questions – I won’t be going easy but I’m sure they’ll be up for the challenge.”
President of the Fife College Students’ Association, Sarah Ferguson, said:
“It’s brilliant to have Mark join us for what I’m sure will be a challenging evening for all of those taking part.
“The quiz is just one of a series of great events we have planned for our Freshers this year, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to organise such a variety of different evenings for them to enjoy.
“This is obviously a challenging time to be starting your studies, but we were determined to make sure that those starting at Fife College didn’t miss out on the student experience.
“We’re sure each of these events will prove a hit with Freshers', and I would encourage anyone interested in attending to get their tickets now before they sell out!”
Full details of the events taking place and how to reserve tickets can be found here.