The Answer Trap: Who is Bobby Seagull? Teaching campaign and why fans love him

Channel 4’s weekday show, The Answer Trap, is a hit and fans love one quiz expert in particular – TV star teacher, Bobby Seagull.

Read on to find out who Bobby Seagull is and why he’s become so popular.

Who is the TV star teacher Bobby Seagull?

New quiz show, The Answer Trap, sees part-time Maths teacher, Bobby Seagull, set ‘answer traps’ alongside Frank Paul.

Initially, Seagull launched to fame in the quizzing/academic world on University Challenge. In talks with Bradford Zone, the quiz expert revealed: “Funnily enough, before University Challenge, I never really liked quizzes… since University challenge, I’ve now become a bit of a quiz addict.”

Seagull is also an author of a book titled ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’. Naturally, being a Maths teacher and all, the 2018 book “explores how fundamental mathematical concepts can aid the average person with many aspects of their day to day lives.”

Why do fans love The Answer Trap quiz expert?

Bobby Seagull has become quite the popular man amongst The Answer Trap fans – it comes as no surprise!

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Showing his funny side, Seagull’s Twitter bio reads: “Little Mix member, Maths teacher, C4 @theanswertrap quiz expert, BBC #MonkmanAndSeagull, FT writer, @WestHam ambassador, Author: Life-Changing Magic of Numbers”

It’s also come to light that the Maths teacher is set to take part in a campaign, alongside 11 others, to inspire people to take a career in education.

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Bobby Seagull teaches 11 – 16 year olds at school in Newham, where he’ll be featured in the campaign film, My Favourite Subject. The goal for the film is to encourage the younger generation to become “the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, artists, and linguists.”

The Answer Trap quiz expert commented: “I show my students the relevance of maths in the real world as it is everywhere. The other day when we did a lesson on ratios and proportions, I adapted my questions to use bake off as an example, as I know my students watch this and I do the same with football.”

When to watch The Answer Trap on Channel 4

If you’re yet to watch the new game show, you can catch it on weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4.

You’re also able to catch up on All 4, if you’ve missed previous episodes.

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