CJ de Mooi
Actor and former Egghead, CJ is one of TV's most recognised quizzing faces.
His first contestant appearance was a mediocre showing on Pass the Buck but this was succeeded by a lucky win on Fifteen to One. Then came The Weakest Link. Despite consistently being the strongest player he was the third voted off and launched into his now infamous rant in his post game interview. This immediately attracted national attention and the programme asked him back for a Bad Losers' Special which he won. A further 12 programmes across the channels invited him to take part giving him freedom to exercise his general knowledge and, as one executive tactfully described it, his 'refreshing forthrightness of opinion'. This led to him being picked as one of the regular team on the new 2003 BBC quiz show Eggheads. After taking 2 years out to establish his acting career, CJ returned to the show and was given his own series, Revenge of the Egghead.
One of his passions is charity work, especially in the homeless and HIV sectors. Human rights, equality and childcare are other areas of keen interest and he often combines these with his love of long distance running. In 2012 he ran solo from Brighton to London and in 2014 won the celebrity race at the London Marathon.
However, CJ's overwhelming desire remains acting. Several roles in London's west end, tours, musicals and films feature amongst his credits.
Although CJ currently lives in South Africa, we are delighted that he will be making a special trip to attend QuizFest UK.