A Hollywood actor helped two Aberdeen women land more than £10,000 on a TV quiz show.
Stephanie Longmuir and Beth Paterson, both 24, walked away with £11,250 after appearing on BBC One’s Pointless.
Hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the programme sees teams of two try to give the most obscure answers to general knowledge questions.
A survey is taken by 100 members of the public ahead of the show. Contestants must attempt to give answers they think as few people as possible have given.
A correct answer which no one in the survey has offered is deemed “pointless”. A pointless answer is needed on the final question to win the jackpot.
Steph, a trainee primary school teacher, and Beth, who works in marketing, pulled “Neil Patrick Harris” out of the bag when they were asked to name any cast member of the film Gone Girl to secure the cash.
Steph, 24, said: “I’m still overwhelmed. I was really surprised when we won.
“Our main aim was just not to embarrass ourselves.
“We never thought for a minute we would get to the final.
“Even when we put our answers in I thought our pointless answer was going to get 10 so I was really, really surprised.
“Since the recording I have got engaged so the money will go towards the wedding.
“I was so nervous. I never thought it would be but it was really fun.”
Beth said: “It was really cool and a very surreal experience. Everyone was so nice and Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman were both really fun.
“Winning was very shocking and neither of us thought it would happen. Our main aim was just not to embarrass ourselves. It was very overwhelming.”
The episode aired on Friday.
Beth has used the winnings to pay for a flat. Steph planned to put some of the money towards activities on a holiday in Malaysia with her boyfriend.