A GROUP of pub quizzers from Basingstoke proved they are the perfect 10 by winning £29,500 on national TV.

The Up the Geek Without a Paddle team appeared on the ITV show Tenable, hosted by Warwick Davis, on Tuesday afternoon.

The aim of the game is for teams to identify items in top 10 lists from the questions they have been asked.

Regular quizzers at the Bartons Mill, in Old Basing, the Up the Geek Without a Paddle team managed to accumulate a prize fund of £29,500 after getting questions right on subjects about football, the BRIT Awards and US presidents.

Having been quizzing together for nearly two years, team captain Tim Spargo said appearing on the show was an “incredible experience” for the five-some.

He said: “We had applied to go on the show a few times, but nothing came of it, but when we were given a date it was really exciting.

“Obviously we were a little bit nervous, but we had watched previous shows, so we had an idea what to expect.”

The team, completed by Lori-Ann Spargo, Sean McKenna, Chris Beattie and Tim Bearpark, made a flying start as Sean got a perfect 10 in the first round, giving the team an early £25,000 total.

However, the team stumbled on other subjects before reaching the stage where they played for the chance to win the money.

The team was given the question of “What are the top 10 main words in the titles of the George R.R Martin Song of Ice and Fire series.”

The Co-op store manager added: “When we got to the final game and went with the category of fantasy fiction, we thought that we might have a chance.

“Then we saw the question and we knew that we knew a lot of the titles and thankfully we managed to get all 10.”

Viewers can watch the episode of Tenable the team appeared in on the ITV Hub.