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NICK Duffy has a cunning plan... to be crowned Mastermind with TV comedy Blackadder as his special subject.

Nick, 30, won a place on the highbrow show thanks to his general knowledge.

He is word perfect on each of the four series of the classic BBC comedy Blackadder, which starred Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Tony Robinson as his witless sidekick Baldrick - with the catchphrase "I have a cunning plan".

Nick said: "I was slightly drunk sitting with my wife, Jenny, watching Mastermind and shouting out the answers.

"I was getting loads right and she said, 'You should go on that'. I filled in an online application then forgot all about it for six months until the BBC rang up.

"Then I realised I had to have a chosen special subject and the only one that sprang to mind was Blackadder. I've watched each series over and over. They're hilarious."

Nick, of Preston, Lancashire, passed the interview, audition and general knowledge test to get on the show.

He said: "It's the king of quiz shows. It might not have any big prizes but it would be an enormous honour to be Mastermind champion.

"I mean, in 20 years, people aren't going to brag, 'Oooh, he won a fridge on The Price Is Right,' are they?"

He has already sat in the famous chair but he is banned from revealing the outcome before it is aired next Thursday.

The music promoter just said: "It was great fun."

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