Kwasi Kwarteng actually swore twice on University Challenge in 1995


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He then went to Eton College where he was a King’s Scholar, and while at Cambridge, he was also a member of the University Pitt Club.

Mr Kwarteng also attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship before returning to the University of Cambridge in 2000 to earn a PhD in economic history.

University Challenge continues next Monday at 8:30pm on BBC 2.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng may be on our screens now as he delivers his first mini budget, but it’s certainly not his first time.

Back in 1995, Kwarteng made headlines after appearing on University Challenge, where he actually swore on TV… twice.

Representing Trinity College, Cambridge, Kwarteng didn’t manage to impress audiences or Jeremy Paxman with his awkward slip-ups.

When contestants were asked ‘Who wrote the book Travels With My Donkey?’ Kwarteng seemed to go into a state of panic.

And instead of answering Tim Moore (or just staying silent), Kwarteng replied: ‘Oh f**k, I’ve forgotten,’ before then repeating: ‘Oh f**k!’

While the clip has been buried after all these years, Kwarteng commented on his outburst to student paper Varsity: ‘I knew it, I just couldn’t remember it.’

However. the future Chancellor did manage to get a few other questions right without any TV mishaps, scoring points for his team.

The future Chancellor swore not once, but twice! (Picture: Facebook)

He is giving his first mini budget today (Picture: PA)

Despite his awkward blunder, the then-19-year-old and his team went on to be crowned champons later that year.

Not only did he make university headlines, but national papers ran the story too.

It wasn’t his first time winning competitions though, as while at independent prep school Colet court, he won the Harrow History Prize in 1988.

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He then went to Eton College where he was a King’s Scholar, and while at Cambridge, he was also a member of the University Pitt Club.

Mr Kwarteng also attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship before returning to the University of Cambridge in 2000 to earn a PhD in economic history.

University Challenge continues next Monday at 8:30pm on BBC 2.

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