Henrik Larsson, and a bit of great advice, just won the jackpot for these Pointless contestants
Pointless contestants Tasha and Jo won a jackpot of £2,250 thanks to Henrik Larsson, but the reason the Celtic striker came through for them was the real story of the triumph.
The sisters made it to the jackpot round and were given three choices - they could name a Euro 2000 goalscorer, a Brit Award winner from the same year, or an actor or actress who featured in 2000 film Snatch.
With the pair undoubtedly not the biggest football fans, Jo was about to begin providing Brit Awards winners, only for Tasha to chip in unexpectedly to mention that "I have one goalscorer - Henrik Larsson.
And, in a remarkable twist, Larsson ended up winning the pair the jackpot by virtue of his consolation goal in Sweden's 2-1 defeat to Italy.
Quality Celtic moment on Pointless. Larsson still creating magic. Story of how she got it is brilliant.
"Just answer Larsson!" pic.twitter.com/gRvOxBdzfi
— A Grand Auld Team (@FritzAGrandAuld) January 11, 2017
"My boyfriend Alex is a massive Celtic supporter and he knows I'm rubbish with names...so he said 'anything football-related, he's played for Man U, he's played for Celtic and Barcelona I think," Tasha explained after the surprise win.
"And he just said 'Go for Henrik Larsson', and it's paid off!"
In fact, neither of their two Brit Awards guesses - Natalie Imbruglia or TLC - would have been pointless answers.
And, as you can probably guess, there were plenty of Celtic fans watching who were delighted, both for Tasha and Jo, and on the part of Alex for doing the right thing.
— ☯CarlJungleBhoy❋ (@CarlJungleBhoy) January 11, 2017
#pointless Henrik Larsson..mental. Didn't see that one coming! Her bf deserves at least 50% of the jackpot for getting them through 2 rnds!
— Dean (@DJKisalive) January 11, 2017
Wins jackpot on Pointless, why'd you say that?
"My boyfriend said if any football question comes up just say Henrik Larsson"#pointless
— Graham Taylor (@GrahamTaylor69) January 11, 2017
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