Gavin & Stacey fans, brace yourselves for the best news you’ll have heard since the Christmas special: Alison Steadman, aka Gavin’s mum Pamela Shipman, is hosting a virtual quiz to entertain the masses during lockdown, and you’re invited.
The momentous occasion is part of a series of online events being held to raise for the charity Marie Curie, as they continue to provide care and support for terminally ill patients across the country.
Chris Kamara kicked off the proceedings on 30 April with a general knowledge quiz, and then it’s a glorious nostalgic line-up including Back to the 80’s with Anneka Rice, Eurovision with Mel Giedroyc and even Kids Trivia with Paul Chuckle.
The Gavin & Stacey quiz is the last (but certainly not least), taking place on Thursday 21st May. We predict it’ll be a much more polished affair than Smithy’s drunken efforts from series 1 episode 2 (although it couldn’t hurt to brush up on your Gary Lineker knowledge just in case).
Marie Curie Celebrity Quizzes schedule
Tuesday 5 May at 7pm: Anneka Rice with a Back to the 80’s Quiz
Thursday 7 May at 8.15pm: Claire Richards from Steps with a Back to the 90’s Quiz
Tuesday 12 May at 8.15pm: Mel Giedroyc with a Eurovision Quiz
Thursday 14 May at 7pm: Paul Chuckle with a Kids Trivia Quiz
Tuesday 19 May at 7pm Basil Brush with a Nostalgia Quiz
Thursday 21 May at 8.15pm: Alison Steadman with a Gavin & Stacey Quiz
‘At this time of national emergency, Marie Curie Nurses and frontline staff are needed more than ever as the NHS is put under ever greater strain,’ says Marie Curie’s Chief Executive Matthew Reed of the initiative.
‘We’re ready and geared up to help, with hospice beds and nurses on standby. But just as we want to help, our income has been decimated. We need donations urgently to keep our Nurses and Hospice staff on the frontline.’
‘We hope this series of quizzes will give the nation some light relief when they need it most and also a way to come together to support Marie Curie Nurses and the people and families they continue to support through this crisis.’
If you want to sign up to take part in any of the quizzes, head to Marie Curie’s Facebook page or visit mariecurie.org.uk/quiz – the suggested donation is £5, but you can, of course, give as much as you wish or are able to.