A GRANDMOTHER is to appear on a popular TV show face-to-face with one of the nation's most feared quizmasters.
Freda Pickavance, of Buckingham Grove, Church, will appear on the BBC2 show The Weakest Link on Monday at 5.10pm.
Although she can't give too much away about the show, she admitted that she didn't make it to the final.
The 67-year-old believes the other contestants voted her off because they thought she was too clever.
Freda said she watches the show everyday and had to travel down to Pinewood Studios in London for a day of filming.
Feisty Anne Robinson's no-nonsense attitude to contestants didn't scare Freda off, despite the fact she received a bit of a grilling.
She said: "I like Anne a lot. I think the banter is part of the act. She's quite funny and clever.
"I always watch the show but it's a different matter when you get up there. I have always been good at answering the questions at home but the easiest questions are quite hard when you are actually there.
"Anne spoke to me for quite a long time about football. I think she tried to trip me up but it didn't work. She asked me what the off-side rule was and I don't think anyone expected me to get it right but I am a big football fan."
She didn't have the guts to admit on screen that she is now a Blackburn Rovers fan and the former machinist said that Anne assumed she was a Stanley supporter.
Freda's family are no strangers to the world of TV quiz shows. Her husband Joe appeared on Play Your Cards Right in 1981.
She said: "It was a really enjoyable day. Only one person can win at the end of the day but everyone was really nice.
"Winning would have been a bonus but it doesn't really matter because I had a lovely day anyway."