The Beast married his second cousin
Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, at the time 49, married Katie Labbett, at the time 22, in 2014. Their fathers are reportedly first cousins. After proposing in Dubai, The Beast - so called because his surname Labbett sounds like 'la bête’, or ‘the beast’ in French - married Katie at the Hilton Avisford Park in Arundel, West Sussex. The couple also share a young son.
The Sinnerman is a stand-up comic
When he’s not trying to stop folks winning cash prizes, Supriya Kumar 'Paul’ Sinha, or 'The Sinnerman’ (or the less complimentary 'Sarcasm In A Suit), is a jobbing stand-up comedian.
He was the runner-up in the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, and has performed a raft of solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival over the years.
The Governess was crowned Brain of Bolton
In fact, Anne Hegerty, or The Governess, has been crowned Brain of Bolton twice after winning the Bolton Premier Quiz League. In 2014, she was also ranked at number 40 (the second highest woman) in the World Quizzing Championships.
The Vixen plays the ukulele
Jenny Ryan, or The Vixen (or The Bolton Brainiac), plays the ukulele in a band. “We do covers of pop and rock songs and some new age and punk stuff and its really good fun. It’s a good outlet!” she’s said.
That is of course not the end to her musical talent either, as she showed off her vocal skills in 2019’s The X Factor: Celebrity
The Dark Destroyer stood as an MP
Former barrister Shaun Wallace, aka The Dark Destroyer/The Legal Eagle, stood in the 2005 election as an independent parliamentary candidate for the Brent South constituency, losing out to Labour candidate Dawn Butler.
The Sinnerman used to be a GP
He trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School in Tooting, South London, and is a fully qualified general practitioner. He gave up medicine to focus on comedy full time before landing his role as a Chaser.
The Governess and The Vixen compete on the same quiz team
Yep, Jenny Ryan and Anne Hegarty are both on the same quiz team. They compete in The Bolton Premier Quiz League, which was previously held on Monday nights at The Albert pub in Horwich. The pub closed in 2018, with it being reported that they then moved to a different boozer.
“I’m the captain so I get to boss her around,” said Jenny.
The Dark Destroyer won Mastermind
The barrister-by-day won the 2004 series of Mastermind. His specialist subject in the final was, appropriately, FA Cup Finals. He’s an avid Chelsea supporter.
The Beast has false teeth
Due to a chocolate habit of up to 10 bars a day, he had to have his whole top set of teeth replaced with false ones. After appearing on the ITV show Sugar Free Farm, he cut down his sugar consumption significantly.
The Governess has a successful panto Career
Thanks to her frosty demeanour, Anne Hegerty has been forging a solid career in panto. Her past credits include Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella at the Grange Theatre in Northwich, Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Civic Hall in Ellesmere Port, and most recently, the wicked Fair Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty at Middlesbrough Theatre.