Alexander Armstrong has revealed that the Queen played a futile game with him when they met.
When the presenters arrived at a village hall in Sandringham to talk about a women’s institution, there was also the head of the monarchy.
And he was even more shocked when it was revealed that she was a fan of his BBC game show and was more than happy to attend a game.
Recalling the extraordinary meeting that took place in January 2019, he said: “I went to speak at Sandringham WI. It was literally me and a room full of 36 women from Sandringham, including one we all recognise.
“It was the most amazing thing to be asked to do. Totally as surreal as you can imagine.”
The gameshow host joined the group in a short game, saying: “We did a high, low point. This is our mobile version of Pointless. We don’t have the full kit. You basically say ‘Abba’s greatest On the hit, what do you think how many people would have said ‘dancing queen’ and one team says ‘oh 14’ and the others go above or below that.
Richard Madley of GMB was completely shocked by the story and asked: “Did the Queen come on stage with you?”
Alexander joked: “She came on stage. no he has not.”
But it was even better than that as he explained: “We played it in the village hall. She was sitting right in front of me, you closer than me.
“She was fabulous. She was such a game. She got into it. She was absolutely sweet. It was the most charming… Can you imagine, it was one of those dreams where you wake up.”
Richard asked if that meant she actually watched the afternoon show, and she replied: “Oh yeah, I believe she does.
“She too had come to watch the news a while back. That’s how we associate them all with us!”