Jeremy Paxman leaves University Challenge viewers stunned with VERY rude swipe at losing team

JEREMY Paxman left University Challenge viewers stunned with a VERY rude swipe at a losing team.

Monday's episode of the BBC show saw teams from Strathclyde and Reading go head to head.

After a number of tense rounds, Reading triumphed with a score of 175 and made it through to the next round.

Meanwhile Strathclyde scored 110 – which is by no means the lowest score the show has ever seen – yet Jeremy seemed to take issue with it.

The 71-year-old said: “So we'll, I’m afraid, have to say goodbye to you Strathclyde with 110.”

But then he added: "I don’t think you’re going to be one of the highest-scoring losing teams. But you never know.”

His blunt comment left the Strathclyde quartet looking deflated – and viewers annoyed.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "Is there ever a sentence uttered more cutting than ‘I don’t think you’ll be one of the highest scoring losing teams…’ #UniversityChallenge."

Another added: "Why is Jeremy Paxman always so rude on university challenge?" alongside an angry face emoji.

A third tweeted angrily: "Please can someone tell Paxman ‘You don't actually know this stuff mate, you're just reading it off a card’ The patronising t**t #UniversityChallenge.”

Despite Jeremy's scathing comment, Strathclyde could still return in a future round if all the other first round losing teams fail to beat their 110 score.

But we dread to think what Jeremy would have to say about that.

University Challenge airs on Mondays at 8.30pm on BBC Two.

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