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Sky News Crowned Ultimate News Quiz Champion

Sky News Crowned Ultimate News Quiz Champion

The London Film Museum hosted the eighth Ultimate News Quiz  sponsored by a new headline sponsor,  the Premier League, where the great and the good of TV and radio news battled it out to be crowned the kings and queens of news trivia.

The night started off with a Champagne Taittinger reception and the charity event raised £101,000 – a record breaking amount - for Action for Children and Restless Development which will help support children and young people in the UK, Africa and Asia.

After eight gruelling rounds of questions including two Taittinger rounds Sky News came first, ITV News second and joint third place was taken by Channel 4 News and BBC Newsnight.

Nick Robinson, political editor at the BBC, was the evening’s quiz  master.  Minister of State Hugo Swire acted as auctioneer plus Splash! contestant Penny Mourdant MP and former England footballer Graeme Le Saux hosted a special guest round.

Nick Robinson celebrated the evening by taking to Twitter with the ‘ultimate news selfie’, of himself with Jon Snow, Alastair Stewart, Mary Nightingale, Natasha Kaplinsky, Jon Sopel, Dermot Murnaghan, Martha Kearney and Faisal Islam.

The charity auction saw guests bid for prizes including a Golden Morph, tickets to the final of University Challenge, signed football boots from Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley, a Stig skateboard signed by the Top Gear presenters, a Google Nexus 5, an original Alex cartoon strip, a signed Jeroboam of Taittinger champagne; plus Penny Mordaunt MP’s swim suit from Splash! was sold for £600 to Emily Maitliss.

A night for news all round.

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