Educating Yorkshire head and deputy to appear on TV quiz show

Jonny Mitchell.
Jonny Mitchell.
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TWO of the main stars from the Educating Yorkshire TV series will be appearing in an episode of a popular quiz show later this month.

Head teacher Jonny Mitchell and deputy head Michael Steer from Thornhill Community Academy will be on Pointless Celebrities on Saturday, January 4.

Mr Mitchell told the Evening Post the pair had enjoyed the filming of the show, which is presented by comedian Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

But he declined to say how well they had done in the quiz show.

Their latest TV appearance follows the huge success of the Channel 4 Educating Yorkshire series which ran for eight weeks from September.

The school, near Dewsbury, was chosen as a follow up to an earlier Educating Essex series. Educating Yorkshire attracted bigger TV audiences than the original series – with more than three million people watching the programme at its peak.

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