Alt-J keyboardist to appear on ‘Christmas University Challenge’

Gus Unger-Hamilton will represent his alma mater for the festive BBC quiz

Alt-J keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton will represent Leeds University on an edition of Christmas University Challenge later this month.

Unger-Hamilton attended the University from 2007-2010, graduating with a degree in English. While studying at Leeds, the keyboardist met fellow Alt-J members Joe Newman and Thom Green (both graduated in Fine Art in 2010), as well as ex-bandmember Gwil Sainsbury (Fine Art 2011).

Posting on his personal Instagram account earlier today (December 14), Unger-Hamilton revealed that he would be appearing on the festive edition of the Jeremy Paxman-hosted quiz show, which will air over the Christmas and New Year period. Rather than current students making up the teams, Christmas University Challenge sees famous and notable alumni from the country’s top universities competing for the grand prize.

Joined in the photo by BBC News Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed – who is serving as Leeds’ team captain – Unger-Hamilton said that he would first be appearing on the show on December 22 at 7:30 p.m. See the post below.

22nd Dec, 19:30, BBC2 I will be on Christmas University Challenge!

A photo posted by Gus Unger-Hamilton (@gusunger) on

Alt-J are currently working on the follow-up to their 2014 album ‘This Is All Yours’. The three-piece posted a photo of themselves in the studio in October, seemingly showing the band hard at work recording new material.

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