Kevin Ashman

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Brain of Britain (series champion 1996; adjudicator "Jorkins" 2003-date)


Fifteen-to-One (series champion)

In It to Win It (question setter)

Mastermind (series champion)


Kevin Ashman is by common consent Britain's top quiz player. He first came to prominence when he won Fifteen-to-One and has gone on to glory in numerous other contests, both broadcast and otherwise, including winning the World Quizzing Championships three years running (2004-6; he also won in 2009, 2016-17). When he first came to fame as a quizzer, he was working as a civil servant in the Department for Media, Culture and Sport, though he has since given that up.


When he applied for Mastermind in 1995, he was accepted only as a reserve contender. Luckily for him, another participant had to drop out at short notice, and in the first round he scored a mighty 41 points with no passes, which earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records and remains the record score to this day.

His other wins include Sale of the Century, Quiz Night, The Great British Quiz and Trivial Pursuit.

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