The Queen played a game of Pointless with Alexander Armstrong and 'got right into it'

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22 Sep 2021, 11:43

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Who knew Queen Elizabeth was such an avid TV quiz show fan? According to Alexander Armstrong, HRH once played a game of the BBC quiz show Pointless and was 'so game'.

The tele host and comic was giving a talk at the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute (WI) and Her Royal Highness ‘got right into it’.

He told Susanna Reid and her co-host Richard Madeley on Good Morning Britain earlier: "It was literally me and a room full of 36 ladies of Sandringham, including one, who we would all have recognised.

"It was just the most wonderful thing to be asked to do. Totally surreal as you can imagine.

"We did a higher, lower Pointless. This is our mobile version of Pointless.

"We haven’t got all the kit. You basically say, 'On Abba’s greatest hits, how many people do you think would have said Dancing Queen?' And one team says, 'Oh 14,' and the others go higher or lower than that.

"We played it in the village hall," he continued. "She was sitting right in front of me, closer than you are to me. She was brilliant. She was so game. She got right into it. She was totally lovely.

"It was the most enchanting… can you imagine, it was like one of those dreams where you wake up."