Question time for landlord
Lisa will join live pub quiz on TV
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