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Louis Theroux Struggles To Answer Mastermind Questions About Himself

Louis Theroux Struggles To Answer Mastermind Questions About Himself

Louis Theroux shared the hilarious clip of him struggling to answer questions about himself on Instagram

Louis Theroux hilariously struggled to answer questions about himself put to a Mastermind contestant who picked the documentarian as her specialist subject on the BBC quiz show. Watch below:

The 51-year-old shared the brilliant clip with his 460,000 Instagram followers yesterday (20 December) showing him attempting to correctly answer 12 questions about himself.

At the start of the clip, Theroux confidently says: "If I’m completely honest, I think I’m going to do really well on it. I am Louis Theroux... so it would be pretty weird if I didn’t have a fairly good grasp of the content."

You would have thought so, Louis.

But the documentary-maker found it more difficult than expected, answering only seven correct answers out of a possible 12.


He admitted: "Those were hard questions. Those were tough."

To be fair, some of the questions were based on Theroux’s Weird Weekends series, which ran from 1998 to 2000 - considering that's over 20 years ago, it's not too bad of an attempt.

Theroux added: "Can I just salute Laura? I thought she did amazingly well.

"Given that I have the advantage of having lived those documentaries, I was distressingly poor."


The brilliant film-maker is set to return to our screens with a brand new documentary series entitled Forbidden America

The three-parter centres around social media and will feature episodes about far-right groups, adult entertainers and feuding rappers. 

Announcing the new series, Theroux said: "The world has gone through massive changes in the last few years, in particular from the effects of social media.

"This new series looks at the way those changes have affected people in America who are in different ways involved in dangerous, extreme, or morally questionable lifestyles.

"Far-right groups that have found new influence through gaming and streaming services. 

"Porn performers who have seen power shift to them as they've embraced creator-controlled apps and called out alleged predators in the industry.


"And in the rap world, young men with big dreams caught up in feuds and high-risk behaviour in the click-driven world of social media.

"These three documentaries were tough to make. They required delicate access conversations. They feature scenes and confrontations that are shocking and upsetting.

"But they are also powerful depictions of a world that has become strange in ways we could never have imagined just 10 years ago.

"They show the dangers of the technotopia we all now inhabit, where extremist content can be piped directly into the phones and laptops of millions of children. 

"But they also illustrate some of the positive opportunities the new world has created by disrupting old hierarchies of power.

"I'm very proud of all three programmes and hope viewers will find them as thought-provoking to watch as I did making them."

As yet, Forbidden America does not have a release date.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@officiallouistheroux

Topics: Louis Theroux