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'Just say Henrik Larsson' - Woman wins Pointless jackpot after taking boyfriend's hilarious advice

Tom Fenton

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'Just say Henrik Larsson' - Woman wins Pointless jackpot after taking boyfriend's hilarious advice

Some quiz show categories can leave us utterly clueless, especially if they expose a particular gap in our knowledge.

Facing this exact dilemma, one woman, having made it to the final round of the BBC's Pointless show, decided to take the sage advice of her partner after a football question came up.

His advice to her was simple and, as it turned out, brilliant: just say 'Henrik Larsson'.

As fate would have it, and with a jackpot of £2250 on the line, the question offered to contestants Tasha and Jo was: 'Name any goal-scorer from Euro 2000'.

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As many of you will already know, Larsson did score for Sweden during his side's fateful 2-1 loss to eventual finalists Italy. Having been at the peak of his powers in the year 2000, the stars very much aligned for Tasha and Jo, who pocketed the jackpot after discovering that Larsson was indeed a pointless answer.

Henrik Larsson during his Celtic days. Credit: PA
Henrik Larsson during his Celtic days. Credit: PA

After celebrating their win, Tasha explained her rationale to host Alexander Armstrong.

She claimed: "Basically, my boyfriend Alex is a massive Celtic supporter and he knows I'm rubbish with names and things like that.

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"So he said anything football related - he's played for Man U, he's played for Celtic and Barcelona, I think - and he just said, 'Go for Henrik Larsson'."

"And it's paid off!"

Tasha and Jo's answer of 'Henrik Larsson' won the pair £2250. Credit: BBC
Tasha and Jo's answer of 'Henrik Larsson' won the pair £2250. Credit: BBC

Plenty of viewers reacted to the remarkable moment online, with one Twitter user posting: "Love that two girls just won the jackpot on pointless cos one of their [sic] bf told them to just guess Henrik Larsson for any football question."

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A second penned: "Henrik Larsson might be the best ever Pointless winning answer ever."

A third echoed: "Henrik Larsson is the answer to every question that matters. Fact."

"UNBELIEVABLE SCENES ON POINTLESS!" tweeted a fourth. "If in doubt, say Henrik Larsson."

Another called it 'the greatest Pointless moment ever'.

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A final Twitter user added: "Just goes to show you: Henrik Larsson is THE answer." Well, he certainly was for Celtic two decades ago having scored 174 goals in 221 league matches.

So, next time you're asked a slightly difficult quiz question - why not pull a Tasha and Jo and just answer 'Henrik Larsson'?

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Alamy

Topics: Barcelona, Celtic, Scottish Premiership, Sweden, Fan Reactions

Tom Fenton
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