Why so many University Challenge champions fail to win at life
The premise is that most UC winners, because they haven't gone on to become famous, whether as television personalities or eminent professors or both (Hi, Professor Brian Cox!), have ended up being "mediocre". The examples of mediocrity include opting to teach maths, become a software engineer or computer analyst, or, horror of horrors, choosing an academic research career that doesn't result in winning a Nobel prize.
I'll tell you why I think those University Challenge contestants have won at life: They don't write for the Daily fecking Mail.
Bonus: The Daily Mail song by Dan & Dan