Kirkintilloch's Gavin triumphs on TV Pointless quiz show

Kirkintilloch student Gavin Begg is celebrating after '¨winning the jackpot on '¨popular BBC TV quiz show Pointless.

Gavin, who is studying geography, clinched the trophy and £2,250 prize on 
the programme alongside his university pal Kim on Friday, January 4.

The 22-year-old told the Herald he was delighted to get through to the final of the contest and secure the all important pointless score at the end.

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His ambition is to visit every country in Europe and plans to use the money to travel.

The student also campaigns for better living conditions for poverty-stricken people in Third World countries as part of Volunteering Services Overseas.

He said: “I have lived in Kirkintilloch my entire life.

“Furthermore I have spent the past two months in 
Bangladesh volunteering for VSO ICS (Volunteering Services Oversees, International Citizenship Service) as part of UK Aid.

“While I was there I was part of a livelihood team that helped to provide key life skills to the youth of a rural village.

“This was to encourage 
entrepreneurship in one 
of the poorest and most overpopulated countries in the world.”

Friday’s show was filmed way back in February last

Gavin said: “I’m delighted my Pointless win has enabled me to raise more awareness of the work achieved in Bangladesh.”

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