Pointless Contestant Wins Because Her Boyfriend Told Her To Answer Henrik Larsson To Every Football Question

"No. Way."

Richard Osman called it "one of the great endings to Pointless we have ever had", and he's absolutely spot on.

Tasha and Jo walked away with the £2,250 jackpot in a bizarre but incredible way – after a punt turned into a pointless answer in the last round.

The contestants were stumped when they had to name a "goalscorer in Euro 2000". But Tasha's boyfriend Alex had given her advice before the show: any football question, any at all, just say "Henrik Larsson".

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Tasha went for Henrik Larsson, and the look on her face was brilliant as she learned that it was a correct answer.

And the number went down, and down, and down... 40... 30... 20... 10... and then...

"We're going to have to take Alex out for a drink!" Jo said.

Tasha explained to Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman why she answered with Henrik Larsson.

"Basically, my boyfriend Alex is a massive Celtic supporter, and he knows I'm rubbish with names and things like that," she said.

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"And he said, anything football-related – he's played for Man U, he's played for Celtic, and Barcelona I think – and he said, 'Go for Henrik Larsson'. And it paid off!"

Richard was incredulous, responding: "No. Way."

It's a good job that turned out to be pointless as well, because the other two answers they gave in the final round wouldn't have won them that prize money.

In case you're playing along at home, other pointless answers for that question included Francesco Totti, Luis Figo, Steve McManaman, and Vladimir Smicer.