Christopher Hughes (quiz contestant)

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Chris Hughes
Born (1947-08-14) 14 August 1947 (age 71)
Enfield, Middlesex, England
OccupationTrain driver/railway worker (retired)
quiz player

Christopher John "Chris" Hughes (born 14 August 1947) is an English television personality and one of Britain's leading quizzers.

Hughes was born in Enfield, Middlesex, and educated at Enfield Grammar School. He worked as a train driver and railway worker. He has been a winner of Mastermind (1983), International Mastermind (1983) and Brain of Britain, 2005.[1] He is one of only five people ever to have won both Mastermind and Brain of Britain.[2]

He also appeared on The Weakest Link on 24 September 2001, and was voted out in the final elimination round without answering a single question incorrectly during the whole show, having been named the strongest link in six of the seven elimination rounds. Host Anne Robinson declared Hughes to be "the best contestant we have had on the Weakest Link" and opted not to use her signature "you are the Weakest Link, goodbye!" catchphrase, instead simply saying "goodbye Chris".[citation needed]

He is currently a member of the regular panel of quiz champions on the UK quiz show Eggheads, in which members of the public attempt to beat the "Eggheads" in order to win a cash prize.[3]

As of 2010, he lives in Crewe, Cheshire.[4]


  • Hughes, Christopher (1984). The Great Railway Quiz. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-8596-8.


  1. ^ "Christopher Hughes - UKGameshows".
  2. ^ "UK Game Show Records".
  3. ^ Christopher Hughes on IMDb
  4. ^ Norman S. "Meet the Eggheads", Radio Times (7–13 August 2010), pp. 24–25 (BBC Magazines)

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