Eric Monkman returns to University Challenge and becomes the top trend on Twitter

Eric Monkman

The University Challenge student with amazing facial expressions has returned to lead his team to victory in their first quarter-final match.

Canadian Eric Monkman became a social media hit when he first appeared on the current series back in September.

And his name was trending again on Monday night when he led Wolfson College, Cambridge, to a win over Balliol College, Oxford.

#Monkman was the number one trend on Twitter while the programme was on air.

And after his third appearance on the current series of the BBC Two show, Twitter went into overdrive.

Wolfson College, Cambridge, ended up beating Balliol College, Oxford, by 165 points to 135.

There'll be another chance to see Eric Monkman when his team appears in its second quarter-final in the next few months.

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