Ques­tion time for land­lord

Lisa will join live pub quiz on TV

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ali­son Ren­nie

A Pais­ley land­lord will have her gen­eral knowl­edge put to the test in front of mil­lions when she takes part in a live pub quiz on The One Show on BBC One tonight.

Lisa Dempsey, who runs the Wee Howff on Pais­ley High Street, has been asked to rep­re­sent Pais­ley as part of a fun sketch on the pop­u­lar evening show. She ‘ll join land­lords from each of the other four cities short­listed to be UK City of Cul­ture 2021 will be quizzed by co­me­dian Al Mur­ray, the Pub Land­lord on tonight’s show.

Lisa is get­ting the train down to Lon­don tonight and will be fly­ing back up to­mor­row morn­ing ready for an­other stint be­hind the bar.

She saidd: “I got an email from a re­searcher at The One Show and thought it was a wind-up. I replied any­way to see what hap­pens and they got back in touch and I said I’d do it.

“They’re look­ing for a land­lord from each of the short­listed places to take part and I’m the Pais­ley one.

“The re­searcher phoned me and we chat­ted about what was in­volved. She seemed quite in­ter­ested in the fact I’m a new land­lord, I just took over in June, and have had Rod Ste­wart in the pub a few times. “It’s just a bit of fun.” Lisa, who runs the bar with her part­ner Ge­orge Craw­ford, said she’s ner­vous but look­ing for­ward to the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m hop­ing the ques­tions aren’t too hard. I’ve no idea what they’ll be about but I think it’ll prob­a­bly be about the nom­i­nated places so if I guess Pais­ley for ev­ery ques­tion, I should do OK.

“If I don’t get a ques­tion about Pais­ley right, I won’t be al­lowed back in the pub.”

She added: “A few of the cus­tomers have tried to fire ques­tions at me but I’ve got enough to do run­ning a busi­ness never mind an­swer­ing ques­tions.

“I’m just go­ing to go and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence. How of­ten does a chance like this come up?”

Pais­ley is up against Coven­try, Sun­der­land, Swansea and Stoke on Trent to be named the UK City of Cul­ture 2021. The win­ner will be an­nounced live from Hull, the cur­rent UK City of Cul­ture, on The One Show to­mor­row evening.

Lisa is back­ing Pais­ley’s bid and be­lieves it would be a great thing for the town.

She said: “I think the chance to be the UK City of Cul­ture 2021 is great. It’s def­i­nitely some­thing we need.

“You meet so many peo­ple who don’t know where Pais­ley is or what we have here. Win­ning would def­i­nitely put us on the map. It would be great for the peo­ple of Pais­ley and for busi­nesses as well.”

Tune in to The One Show tonight from 7pm till 8pm to see Lisa take on land­lords from around the UK.

Swot­ting up Lisa Dempsey is get­ting ready for her ap­pear­ance on The One Show

Multi-task­ing Lisa is look­ing for­ward to her TV ap­pear­ance

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