BBC Gardeners’ World presenter and Kent garden designer Mark Lane will be fielding tricky questions from John Humphrys when he appears on Celebrity Mastermind on BBC One on Friday 21 December at 8.30pm.
Joining him on the pre-Christmas edition will be broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles, BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan and Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act.
Canterbury-based Mark has nominated Leonard Cheshire to benefit from his appearance on the show with £3,000 going to the disability charity. Mark has close ties with Leonard Cheshire, teaming up with it over the summer to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening as part of a partnership with the National Garden Scheme, and designing a sensory garden for its Agate House supported living and care home in Bedfordshire.
Mark said: “I have always watched and enjoyed Mastermind, so when I received a call asking if I would be interested in participating, I jumped at the chance. Then, when I put the phone down, started to panic. What had I let myself in for? The whole day, however, was great fun. You will need to watch it to see what my specialist subject is and how well I do. All I will say is that it has nothing to do with gardening or garden design. Also, my questions seemed particular lengthy compared to the others – sorry, that’s the competitive streak in me coming out! If Mastermind calls again, I will say yes!”