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Biography

Born May 20th 1954 of an Irish mother and English father and brought up as a Roman Catholic. Trevor was a precocious child academically but an inherent love of sport always helped to develop playground credibility! All-round sportsman who became Crawley Sportsman of the Year in 1981 & 1982 and still competing actively in fitness competitions. Placed third in the 2000 Peugeot Zest National Fitness Championships from a field of over 10,000 giving away many years to all the competitors, and the following year gained a top ten placing in a cycling time-trial open race, on debut. and managed a first-placing in an open in 2004. Other hobbies include any kind of magic, playing guitar, karaoke, theatre, and studying the Bible, although his Christian beliefs are more a way of life than a hobby.

Competent in many mind sports but especially bridge, chess, puzzle solving, and general knowledge quizzes. Joined Mensa in the 1970s after winning the Evening News sponsored 'Brain of London' competition and began totting up radio and television appearances as a quiz contestant.

The Krypton Factor was an early successful show and other appearances include Brain of Britain, Challenge of the South, Connections, Countdown, Crosswits, Cryptogram, Discovery Mastermind, Fifteen-to-One, Five's Company Quiz, Game For A Laugh, It's Anybody's Guess, Mastermind, Masterteam, Runway, Say the Word, Think Tank, Thousand-to-One, Today's the Day, Treasure Trail, Winner Takes All, The Weakest Link, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and many others .

In 1997 alone rattled up 32 television quiz appearances including series wins of 15 to 1 and Today's the Day. Talk Shows and Documentaries include the Esther Rantzen Show, This Morning with Richard & Judy, The Gerry Ryan Show, and The Big Breakfast.

Founded the British Quiz Association in 1999, which held the first-ever British Quiz Championship at Olympia later that year. In 2001 the Association was opened for membership and the ever-growing numbers include virtually all of the very best British quiz players as well as many of the rank and file players who simply enjoy taking part.

The A to Z of almost Everything was published in November 2001 and became the reference book of the year in 2002. The best-selling work has already established itself as the definitive reference book for settling family arguments, crossword solving, and of course, quiz-playing research. The third edition is to be published in September 2005.

Trevor had a successful cycling season in 2004, winning five club trophies with the Crawley Wheelers Cycling Club. His A to Z of Sport was published in November 2004 and has also been well-received by the public.

A spectacular failure in 2005 was Trevor’s appearance on WWTBAM when he was unsure of an answer to a question to make the safe haven of £32,000 so asked the audience with calamitous results as 92 per cent gave the wrong answer, the correct answer registering only 8 per cent!! Trevor went with the audience and toddled off with £1,000, a little upset he didn’t earn more for his charities. Perhaps when he reminded the audience of the producer’s instructions not to guess, it didn’t help that Chris chimed in with “they’re not going to take any notice of that, they’re on national television”

Trevor is a member of his local parish church and the Labour Party, being a staunch supporter of his local MP, Laura Moffatt, surely the most hard-working of all MPs. The A to Z of the British Isles has now been released as well as the SEVENTH edition of the A to Z of Everything.

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