Holly’s name is ‘Point­less’

Cynon Valley - - FRONT PAGE - TOM HOUGHTON AND KATIE SANDS tom.houghton@waleson­line.co.uk

A WOMAN re­vealed the bizarre name given to her by her dad “for a laugh” when she ap­peared on TV quiz show Point­less – Holly May Jas­mine Gilling­ham Foot­ball Club Gould.

A WOMAN re­vealed the bizarre name given to her by her dad “for a laugh” when she ap­peared on BBC quiz show Point­less – Holly May Jas­mine Gilling­ham Foot­ball Club Gould.

Holly, an air host­ess, was a con­tes­tant on the teatime show hosted by Alexan­der Arm­strong and Richard Os­man on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

And it was while chat­ting to the hosts, she re­vealed her full name.

She was sup­posed to be given the more usual name of Holly May Jas­mine but said her fa­ther had added the name of his local foot­ball team as a joke.

Holly, from Aber­dare, ex­plained: “My dad went to regis­ter me. I was sup­posed to be Holly Mae Jas­mine, and I think he just put in ‘Gilling­ham Foot­ball Club’ for a laugh.”

An as­tounded Alas­tair asked her: “Do you have all those ini­tials on...?” She replied: “Yeah, on cer­tain things like my pass­port, they can only fit GFC, but I like to fill it out on most doc­u­ments just so peo­ple ask me re­ally.” “It passes the time re­ally, doesn’t it,” re­sponded Alexan­der.

Ask­ing her about her full name, fel­low host Richard said: “Every now and again when we have our in­tro­duc­tions from our peo­ple, some­thing is raised which we have to ad­dress im­me­di­ately. I would say Holly’s name needs to be ad­dressed im­me­di­ately.

“I won­der if it’s show­boat­ing on her part or show­boat­ing on her par­ents’ part. Some­thing is def­i­nitely up.”

Her sis­ter Jor­dan Ang­harad Gould, a mid- wife who was com­pet­ing along­side her, said: “I dodged the bullet.”

On Tues­day’s show, the sis­ters got down to the fi­nal head to head round, but ul­ti­mately missed out on win­ning the Point­less tro­phy.

But on Wed­nes­day they did man­age to walk away with the jack­pot of £1,250 – even af­ter mix­ing up Do­mini­can Repub­lic and the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo.

When asked for their an­swer for ‘any coun­try that be­gins or ends with the let­ter D’, the pair opted for the “Do­mini­can Repub­lic of Congo”.

Asked what they would do with the jack­pot, Holly said: “I would prob­a­bly like to treat my mum to a nice hol­i­day. She’s done a lot for us.”

Sis­ter Jor­dan said: “I would prob­a­bly put it to­wards splurg­ing on some­thing re­ally ex­pen­sive like a pair of shoes or a hand­bag.”

Their in­cor­rect an­swer was bal­anced out when they an­swered The Departed for ‘Best Pic­ture Os­car Win­ners That Con­tain the Let­ter D’, mean­ing they went home with the jack­pot.

Air host­ess Holly, left, was named ‘Holly May Jas­mine Gilling­ham Foot­ball Club Gould’ by her fa­ther. With her is sis­ter Jor­dan Ang­harad Gould

Holly pon­ders over a ques­tion on the hit TV quiz show

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