Alison Evans’ passion for quiz shows has led to a seat on SBS’s Mastermind program.
The Kooralbyn resident said she has always enjoyed the genre, but during COVID she spent more time watching Pointless, Tipping Point, The Chase, Hot Seat Millionaire, Letters and Numbers and Mastermind.
“My daughter’s always saying ‘you should go on one of those shows’, so I hopped online and applied,” said Alison.
The application included a list of four specialty interest subjects as well as a mini quiz.
“They rang me the next day because I got 11 or 12 of the fifteen questions right. They said they usually ring people if they get nine or more right so I was really happy with that.”
In the first round of a Mastermind episode, a contestant answers as many questions as they can about their specialist subject in two minutes. If they are successful in that round, they go on to a general knowledge round.
Alison’s first subject choice was the Australian movie Cosi, but the producers selected her second choice, the Immortals after Dark Series by Kresley Cole.
With 19 books in the series, it was a daunting prospect but she studied in the weeks leading up to filming.
Watch Alison Evans on Mastermind, 24 April at 6pm on SBS.