Mary-Anne strives for perfection

Mary-Anne Andrews with one of her husband's paintings which she hopes to exhibit if she wins Perfection Photo: SM240111-048js
Mary-Anne Andrews with one of her husband's paintings which she hopes to exhibit if she wins Perfection Photo: SM240111-048js
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A WOMAN has tried her luck on a television quiz show.

Mary-Anne Andrews, of High Street, Collyweston, filmed two programmes of new BBC 2 show Perfection in September.

The general knowledge quiz show is hosted by Nick Knowles and the only way to win or progress in the competition is to achieve “perfection” in every round by answering every question correctly.

In each game the prize money is £1,000 and if no-one wins by achieving perfection, it rolls over to create a bigger jackpot in the next game.

Mary-Anne was the postmistress at Collyweston Post Office, which closed in 2008 as part of a shake-up of the postal services. Since then she has been working as a freelance bookkeeper.

She said: “I watched quiz shows while I was working at the post office but since then, I’ve just got more into watching them because I didn’t have a lot to do and now I watch them all.

“I just saw that they were asking for contestants to take part in a new one so I thought there was no harm in putting in an application form.”

Mary-Anne, who came third on Channel 4 show 15 to 1 about 10 years ago, is unable to say how far she progressed in the show.

She went on with the aim of winning money to stage an exhibition of her husband Brian’s artwork in London.

She said: “It was really hard work but also a lot of fun. All the contestants were nice to each other and there was a great atmosphere.

“My daughter Rosie came and watched me in the audience.

“It was also nice meeting Nick Knowles. He was a really lovely chap and talked to all the contestants but he was quite mindful to not give anything away.”

The shows featuring Mary-Anne will be screened on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4.30pm on BBC 2.