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Extended scope physio was not Pointless

10 February 2015 - 9:57am

An extended scope physio proved he wasn’t Pointless by getting knocked out of the popular TV quiz show without winning any money.

Paul Allan

Advanced MSK physio Paul Allan

Paul Allan, who works as an advanced practitioner in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Camden, north London, sailed through two rounds of the BBC quiz earlier this month, before being undone by a question on people wearing red suits in the third.

He and his partner identified film star Penelope Cruz, but their opponents named the actor Alan Cumming who was less well known by the general public.

Mr Allan had his leg pulled by the show’s presenters, Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, over his extended scope physiotherapist job title.

But he did achieve one pointless answer – which is the aim of the show – when he named the little known Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz as a top 40 act with a direction of the compass in their name.

‘I went back to my university days with that one, when I was a bit of an R&B fan’, he said.

‘It was really fun to see how the show is put together, but it was a lot more nerve wracking than you might imagine’.

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