Monty Panesar has been roasted on social media after his performance on a UK quiz show.
The cricket cult hero appeared on Celebrity Mastermind on Friday and delivered a performance that immediately went viral.
For all the wrong reasons.
Panesar delivered a series of bewildering responses in a quick-fire round against the clock.
Absolutely incredible performance from Monty Panesar on Mastermind. pic.twitter.com/2N3nfNFk60
— Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) January 11, 2019
It started horribly when he managed to get a question wrong that included his own name.
He answered ‘Dreamboys’ when asked “In what 1997 film do a group of Sheffield men become strippers for a night at their local working men’s club?”
The answer of course is ‘The Full Monty’.
He was then asked to name the city where the German football team played its home international matches until 2001.
His response: Athens.
He then said ‘CJ Lewis’ was the name of CS Lewis’ first Chronicles of Narnia novel, before answering ‘Oliver Twist’ when asked what season John Keats was writing about as “fruitful and yellow”.
@MontyPanesar has been on two different quiz programmes tonight! He just hasn't got a clue unless it's a question about cricket!!? He was asked the German city where Germany played their home games… his answer…. Athens!????
— Smifster (@s_kroenke_out) January 11, 2019
Monty Panesar just had a nightmare there on Mastermind 😂
Q: What season did….?
A: Oliver Twist
Response: No, Autumn
Q: What German city…?
— Hardeep Singh (@hsingh1802) January 11, 2019
I’ve now spent two hours captivated by this and settled on my highlight: when given the choice of four seasons and he answers “Oliver Twist” https://t.co/9v0NTBInT5
— Russell Jackson (@rustyjacko) January 11, 2019
His own name is in one of the correct answers and he doesn’t get it right!!!
— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottliebFOX) January 11, 2019
Never felt more sorry for someone than watching Monty Panesar crumble on #CelebrityMastermind the “wtf am I doing here” look in his eyes was too much!!
— Matt Higgins (@McHiggo) January 11, 2019
Highlights of that Monty Panesar video:
– Birds fly over, not in, the sky
– The German football team play their home games in Athens
– CS Lewis began a series of books by calling the first instalment ‘CJ Lewis’
– Keats wrote a poem about a season. That season was Oliver Twist
— Joe Tarring (@joetarring) January 11, 2019
Did a cricket ball hit #MontyPanesar in the head?
Q: In what city was the sitcom, Cheers, set?
— Diane Messias (@NiceEtoile) January 11, 2019
I could watch Monty Panesar answering general knowledge questions forever and never get bored.
— Michael Copus (@thecopus) January 11, 2019
I have just witnessed the worst ever attempt at the General Knowledge round on @Mastermind I have ever seen by @MontyPanesar. One of the questions was about what a type of bird flew over and his answer was the sky. Impossible Monty. Impossible.
— phil adlam (@philadlam) January 11, 2019
I'm finished watching Monty Panesar attempting to answer general knowledge questions on #celebritymastermind….best comedy on TV in years 😂😂😂😂
— Ben Buray (@benburay) January 11, 2019
Question: what season of the year…?
Monty Panesar Answer: Oliver Twist
— Chris (@chrisbraith) January 11, 2019
The episode featured other celebrities and raised money for charity, so we shouldn’t be too harsh.