Meet the Hosts: Andrew (Goose) Wildgoose

The Host

Name: Andrew “Goose” Wildgoose

Age: 29 (04/08/87)

From: Edinburgh

What three traits define you? Confident, Shorts, Large

Motto? Gimmicks are temporary, Quality lasts!

Nicknames? Goose, Goosey, Goosedizzle, Goosetopher, Gooseman

Embarrassing fact? I thought my first name was spelt AndrewW till I was around 6 because there were 5 Andrew’s in my class, parents discovered when I wrote it in a birthday card to them (they have the same birthday, saves on cards)

The Job

When did you start? My first quiz was September 2011 at some point, terrifying

What is your favourite aspect of the job? The people, getting to meet loads of different types of people in all different walks of life, whiskey experts to accountants, all so interesting!

Favourite question? How many clock faces does Big Ben have?

Best moment? During the festival once, I was really struggling with the pronunciation of a word in a question: “Kosciusko is the highest mountain in which country?”, I spelt the word around 3 times and tried to say it how it was written about 20 times, then in walks what can only be described as Crocodile Dundee, he could not look more Australian if tried and at the top of his very Australian voice shouts, “It’s pronounced Kos-Eee-Oss-Co you drongo!” not realising the quiz was on… everyone got the answer, Australia.#

Favourite team name? Operation Cobra (every time I read it out I heard: *Clap Clap* “Hisssss” from that team… Well played them… They lost pretty bad)

Getting Personal

Favourite band? Daft Punk

Favourite film? Cool Running's or The Big Lebowski

What sportsball do you enjoy? Rugby

Other jobs? No

Favourite place to be? Parents house at Christmas

What is one thing you cannot resist? Milkyway Rolls… I mean they are just the best

One thing you could not live without? Shorts, have you seen my calves, I mean COME ON

What superpower would you have? The ability to make someone feel like they need to sneeze but never will… I will take down nations

Tell us something that might surprise others? I am terrible at quizzes, just awful! Can’t retain or recall information! So I run them instead!

Favourite book? Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Most overused phrase? “Obviously”

Favourite TV show? The US Office or Archer

Favourite TV/Movie quote? “That’s like your opinion man” or “Give me a litre Cola”

Favourite food? Steak

Would you rather fight a horse-sized-duck or 100 duck-sized-horses? 100 duck sized horse… I feel there would be immense satisfaction kicking a small horse

Hidden talents? I play jazz drums

most famous person you’ve met? JK Rowling, I’m probably her answer for that question too

What would your last meal be? A whole lot of spicy beans… I want to make it awkward for everyone if I’m going down

favourite video game? Full Throttle – Click point adventure

Favourite sport team? Edinburgh Rugby

What YouTube video always, ALWAYS, makes you laugh? Failed Ninja Auditions

drink of choice? Gin and Tonic

Favourite superhero? Spiderman

what achievement are you most proud of? Starting a successful business, which I love being part of

Can you speak any other languages? No… I can barely speak english

Karaoke song of choice after 2 pints? Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Karaoke song of choice after 10 pints? Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (likely at someone, very loudly)

Best gig? Chase and Status - TITP

Would you rather be itchy for the rest of your life or sticky for the rest of your life? Sticky, I mean, that would be awesome, Could I stick to walls and stuff?

Right or left handed? Right

What would you title your autobiography? Somehow I manage…

Favourite board game? Monopoly… Without a doubt… Monopoly, I mean I LOVE IT

Favourite word? Complimentary

Pizza topping? Chicken

Pet peeve? People who chew loudly… my goodness… what is wrong with them!

Favourite place in Edinburgh? Grassmarket

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