Fan fam­ily crack Maze

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The Wat­sons A Perth fam­ily cracked The Crys­tal Maze on Fri­day as the iconic 90s gameshow re­turned to Chan­nel 4.

The Wat­son fam­ily won six crys­tals and won 51 gold tick­ets, af­ter 38 sil­ver tick­ets were de­ducted, to se­cure VIP tick­ets to York Dun­geons.

Captain Ca­tri­ona, Chris, Paul, Becca and mum Fiona kicked off the new se­ries in style.

Mas­sive fans of the orig­i­nal se­ries, the fam­ily jumped at the chance to au­di­tion as soon as the re­make was an­nounced. They had a suc­cess­ful au­di­tion in Glas­gow in March.

The fam­ily then jet­ted down to Bris­tol to don the fa­mous shell­suits and film the episode, now hosted by co­me­dian and ac­tor Richard Ayoade, in May.

Chris, a cus­tomer ser­vice ad­vi­sor at Aviva, said: “It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that we were all re­ally lucky to take part in.”

The 21-year-old was con­vinced the show was a joke un­til the pro­duc­ers got in touch.

“I hon­estly had doubts that it was gen­uine, even at our first au­di­tion,”he said.“Un­til I re­ceived the first email from Chan­nel 4 I was con­vinced it was a wind-up.”

The show, fa­mous for its lack­lus­tre prizes, failed to dis­ap­point with the un­sur­pris­ingly un­used Dun­geon tick­ets.

“I had a bit of an over-re­ac­tion for the York Dun­geons prize but it was an ab­so­lutely class ex­pe­ri­ence down in Bris­tol,”said Chris.

He added:“It re­ally is the weird­est feel­ing in the world, see­ing your­self on TV.”

The Crys­tal Maze is on Chan­nel 4 on Fri­days at 8pm.


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