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Quiz of 2017

Round 6 - Entertainment

1. Which TV show did ITV drop from its schedules on International Women’s Day?

Loose Women – to make way for special coverage of The Budget

2. Who made it the top of the 2017 list for Forbes’ highest earning entertainers (half a point if you get 2 or 3)?

Sean “Diddy” Combs (followed by Beyonce, then J.K. Rowling)

3. Who said “we’re like twins in a cot” when describing their on-screen presenting partnership?

Sue Perkins (about Mel Giedroyc)

4. Who starred as the titular character in Patty Jenkins’ superhero origin movie of 2017?

Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman)

5. Christopher Plummer took over the role of Jean Paul Getty in the film All the Money at very short notice and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. Who did he replace?

Kevin Spacey

6. Salvator Mundi is a 500-year-old painting of Christ, but who was it painted by?

Leonardo da Vinci

7. Who accidentally tweeted the winner of the Great British Bake-Off 12-hours before the final had been aired, apologising, saying they were in Bhutan and got confused with the time zones?

Prue Leith

8. Who was announced as the winner of 2017’s Strictly Come Dancing, and who was the professional partner (point for each)?

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones

9. Which rock musician from Birmingham recorded voice overs for the tram systems of the Midlands last year?

Ozzy Osbourne

10. Twelve artists reached the number one spot in the UK singles chart in 2017, name as many as you can, half a point for each correct artist (no featuring artists, just the main artist!).

1. Ed Sheeran (Perfect and Shape of You) 2. Dua Lipa (New Rules)
3. Taylor Swift (Look What You Made Me Do) 4. Post Malone (Rockstar)
5. Clean Bandit (Symphony and Rockabye) 6. Luis Fonsi (Despacito)
7. Artists for Grenfell (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
8. Camila Cabello (Havana) 9. Harry Styles (Sign of the Times)
10. Sam Smith (Too Good at Goodbyes) 11. Calvin Harris (Feels)
12. DJ Khaled (Wild Thoughts and I’m the One)


BONUS – The painting from question six, Salvator Mundi, set a new record in 2017 for the most expensive painting ever sold. In British sterling, how much did it sell for?