Testing times as Spalding’s Number Crunchers seek to beat TV’s Eggheads

Number Crunchers, from left, Philip Bryan, Michael Sellars, Gemma Frost, Carl Knights and Trevor Hargrave.

Number Crunchers, from left, Philip Bryan, Michael Sellars, Gemma Frost, Carl Knights and Trevor Hargrave.

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A clever team of accountants from Spalding is about to take on one of television’s toughest challenges.

The group from one of the region’s leading firms, Moore Thompson, which also has offices in Market Deeping and Wisbech, will appear on the hit BBC quiz programme, Eggheads.

Called the Number Crunchers, the team, made up of Philip Bryan, Michael Sellars, Gemma Frost, Carl Knights and friend, Trevor Hargrave, will feature on the popular BBC Two show soon.

Viewers will then be able to find out how the local team of accountants did against the Eggheads and whether they took home the grand prize.

Speaking about his experience on the show, Philip said: “The whole team had a wonderful time filming with the Eggheads, but I won’t reveal if we beat them.

“People will have to tune in to find out whether we won.”

Mark Hildred, managing partner at Moore Thompson, said: “Everyone in the office is really looking forward to watching the episode to see how the team did on the day.

“As experienced accountants they have expertise in a broad range of subjects, but the Eggheads are tough opponents, so it should be exciting to watch.”

Did The Number Crunchers figure out how to beat the Eggheads? Tune in to BBC2 on September 29 at 6pm.