TV Scoop’s erm ‘favourite’, University Challenge contestant Trimble, was back on our box last night and boy she didn’t let us down. There has been such a strong reaction to this woman, yet all she’s doing is going on the show, answering questions and getting them (mostly) right! What is it about her that makes me want to throw things at my telly? How has this student caused such a reaction?
Related: Random hate: Someone called Trimble from Corpus Christi on University Challenge
Now, as much as I want to be fair to
the annoyingly smug Trimble, last night, I was watching the show while playing about on Twitter. Here’s just a few of the Tweets that I spotted around the place:
“If Corpus Christie win University Challenge, I will not be happy. Their smug team captain is the female version of Starter For Ten’s Patrick”
“Trimble is killing it, Exeter didn’t turn up.”
“God Woman! Shut Up!”
“Trimble is on University Challenge again! Will want to punch the telly.” – OK, I wrote that one.
She’s not a popular lady right now. There’s no doubting that she’s clever. Far from it. Last round, our Mof wrote a post about his random hate towards her. And you guys have had a few things to say about that today. You charmers even called him a loser! See! See what this woman does to people? But there’s a different angle in the comments now. You think she’s hot!
“Just watched University Challenge tonight and saw Exeter slaughtered by Corpus Christi, I mean Trimble, as the rest of the team were surplus to requirements. I was fascinated by her, and I must admit that I found her sexy.”
“I thought Trimble was fantastic. Fabulous brain. She had an incredible breadth of knowledge. She virtually won the competition on her own. What a stunning looker too. Very sexy. And a gorgeous smile. With normal luck she will go on to conquer the world. I wish her every success in everything she does. How pitiful are the poor morons above who are devastated by their own pathetic jealousy.
Is she related to Trimble the neurologist? Anyone out there know her first Name?”
“mmm – Did you see her tonight? She is sexy! She was different tonight – more nervous. I wonder what her name is? Could it be Gertrude?”
So, it seems that either you ‘can’t stand the smug cow’ or, you’re all quite turned on by her. Now, I’m not that way inclined so I’m still in the ‘smug cow’ camp, but, sexy, really? I’m not seeing it.
All of the other contestants deserve to have their own spot in the limelight. (Not Exeter, they were rubbish – how funny was the guy who was thrilled when he got a question right after twenty minutes?) But Trimble’s team members go to Corpus Christi too! They got in! They work hard! I hate that this woman seems to think it’s all about her. On the other hand, she’s not going to get the questions wrong on purpose, is she? But couldn’t she answer them with a little more humility? Just a tad?
The nail in the coffin is Paxman sounding exasperated with her. “My god, you’re laughing because they’re too easy!” Trimble mumbled a comeback that didn’t sound convincing to anyone. She clearly thinks she’s above the show and that ain’t sexy, it’s smug.
So, over to you guys. Settle this for us, because we’re having trouble seeing her as sexy. Do you think we’re horrible for calling her smug? Tell us what you think and we promise not to beat you with a stick if you call us losers.*
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