- Lisa was offered the job. Lets just bear this in mind....regardless of how good you are at quizzing if the BBC approached you and offered you £xxxx to bean Egghead would you turn it down? The production team have to consider a number of factors including ratings, appealing to all age groups/denominations and producing a watchable show. They have more knowledge and experience in doing that than most of the people passing judgement on Lisa, and must have seen something in her to give her the nod. And thus far, in my opinion, this judgement has proven to be a sound one!
- One of the main arguments revolves around the availability of other top quizzers who could have stepped in. With Pat and Kevin the team, arguably the two finest quizzers of all in addition to Barry Simmons (2013 Brain of Britain)....does the team really need strengthening? Adding top level, shall we say elite?, quizzers to the team would start making the task of beating them even more difficult. Nobody wants to watch the Eggheads 5 vs 1 in the final every night of the week! That is no disrespect to the new Egghead Lisa who certainly brings something new to the team.
- I personally think Lisa has settled in well and gives new dynamic to the show. Keeping a show that has been running 10+ years fresh is important and this decision certainly does that!
Any other views of the new Egghead?