Brave duo face quiz show ice maiden

WHO is one sandwich short of a picnic? Which Carrot-cruncher has bitten off more than he could chew?These are the kind of caustic insults two Suffolk hopefuls knew what they would be facing when they confronted Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link.

WHO is one sandwich short of a picnic? Which Carrot-cruncher has bitten off more than he could chew?

These are the kind of caustic insults two Suffolk hopefuls knew what they would be facing when they confronted Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link.

Withering under the steely stare of the fiery redhead is part of the experience and those that play with fire are bound to get burnt.

Ex-Eastern Counties boxing champion Michael Saliu, of Ipswich, and upholsterer Clive Bamberger, of Felixstowe, will among the contestants on the show on Wednesday at 5.15pm.


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Both men applied after seeing an advert at the end of a show in February and attended auditions at the Belstead Brook Hotel in Ipswich.

Mr Saliu, 35, of Perkins Way, Ipswich, explained: "It didn't really matter who won. They were testing our personalities and seeing how well we reacted to the camera."

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The pair were rushed off on an all-expenses paid trip to London's Pinewood Studio's where the quiz was to be filmed.

Mr Bamberger, 45, of Links Avenue, Felixstowe, said: "It was unusual to be against someone who lives only 12 miles from me when everyone else was Scotland, Birmingham or some other part of the country.

"I had never met Michael before but he appeared to be the biggest threat."

Mr Saliu, added: "During the breaks between round Anne just stood and stared at her next victim, which happened to be me. I had dreadlocks at the time and she chose to rip into me about them. She took me to pieces and after I was all shaken up after."

Mr Bamberger had no such problems. He joked: "I used to have a mother-in-law who was a lot more intimidating."

To see how they fared tune into the programme on Wednesday.

Panel - The Weakest Link factfile

N The series exploded on to BBC Two in the summer of 2000 with 68 daily episodes. It was success that BBC One commissioned seven champions league episodes and a bad losers show.

N The Weakest Link continued to make a huge impact, and for the second series 90 episodes were commissioned for daytime and 21 shows for primetime.

N Some of the most popular Weakest Link shows have been the celebrity editions: one transmitted on Christmas Eve, a recent EastEnders Special and one for Comic Relief.

N Whether it is daytime or primetime, a recording day is very hectic for host Anne Robinson. Three shows are recorded per day for BBC Two and two shows per day are made for the glitzy BBC One version.

N The main differences between the two shows are the presence of a studio audience, greater potential prize money and electronic podiums on the BBC1 Prime Time slot.

N Anne only addresses the viewers at home at the beginning and at the end of the show.

Source - www.bbc.co.uk/weakestlink

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