Viewers loved the David Bowie round on University Challenge, but they weren’t as impressed with host Jeremy Paxman’s pronunciation of the late star’s name.
The contestants, from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Birmingham, had to listen to some of the chart-topper’s music and name the album it came from.
At home, fans were loving it.
Tough day in work there. Just smashed the David Bowie round on University challenge though so. #UniversityChallenge pic.twitter.com/vpl4qFnrH2
— Chris Goldson (@Chrisgoldson90) September 26, 2016
RAH! "Name the David Bowie album" for the music round. That ought to be a permanent feature. #UniversityChallenge
— Steve. (@stevebollig) September 26, 2016
Bless The Lord for a Bowie round! #universitychallenge
— Amelia Jane (@wholockonmars) September 26, 2016
However, the fact that some of the contestants didn’t know the answers and sat there umming and ahhing was met with a few sneers.
I love #UniversityChallenge, but them not knowing David Bowie's albums has broken me. YOU ARE STUDENTS, THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.
— Mazzy K (@MazzyK) September 26, 2016
Screaming at the TV on this Bowie themed Music Round. You know nothing, Queen's Belfast! #UniversityChallenge
— John Parkinson (@johnparkinson) September 26, 2016
These people not knowing their David Bowie is making me very stressed #UniversityChallenge
— Pete Galey (@petegaley) September 26, 2016
Kids need a musical education.#Bowie#UniversityChallenge
— It Must Be Me (@GavinWenborn) September 26, 2016
But that paled in comparison to the way Jeremy said Bowie’s name.
Hey, Paxman, it's not bou-ie, it's bÅw-ie: https://t.co/KoiYpIioep #UniversityChallenge #Bowie
— Robert Shaw (@hungoverdrawn) September 26, 2016
Paxman says "bough-ie" #fail #UniversityChallenge
— jack murphy (@jckmrphy) September 26, 2016
How dare Paxman mispronounce Bowie! ð #UniversityChallenge
— Kat (@KatCaptain1) September 26, 2016
Ere, Paxman love, it's Bowie, not Bowie #UniversityChallenge
— Miss Spent-Yoof (@miss_spent_yoof) September 26, 2016
PAXO DROPPED THE B-BOMB! #UniversityChallenge How many times? 'Bowie' rhymes with 'snowy'. https://t.co/yEbImhDW9C
— Simon Price (@simon_price01) September 26, 2016
Better brush up on that one for next time Jeremy!