Slade star Dave wins Pointless

Knowing the Italian word for cheese and recognising Adrian Chiles in a skirt are just two of the Pointless questions that helped Slade singer Dave Hill win a celebrity edition of the TV quiz show.

Slade star Dave wins Pointless

The rocker, who lives in Penn, Wolverhampton, took part in Celebrity Pointless and won more than £2,700 for two charities.

He joined forces with Showaddywaddy frontman Dave Bartram to beat three other celebrity teams.

Despite having suffered a stroke while performing in 2010, the 68 year old father-of-three told game show presenter Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman that he has no plans slow down.

He said "Someone once asked me what was the longest tour I have ever done and I said, 'I'm still on it' and it's true, it never stopped. Slade is all about good time entertainment."

Dave Hill on Pointless

The musical pair competed against 80s star Toyah Willcox and Level 42 musician Mark King, Blue Singer Anthony Costa and Scott Robinson from 5ive, lead singer of Kajagoogoo, Limahl and Carol Decker from T'Pau.

Hill went head to head with Carol and Limahl to make it to the final round of the general knowledge quiz where teams had to try and find pointless answers about the Winter Olympics and 1980s TV theme tunes.

Other questions he faced included working out pantomime anagrams including Dick Whittington, translating Italian food and drink and naming famous men in skirts where recognising West Bromwich born Adrian Chiles got them one step closer to the top of the leader board.

But it was their cricket knowledge that helped them scoop the jack pot and the coveted Pointless trophy.

The pair took home £2,750 for Silver Star Diabetes Awareness and Lord's Taverners Charity, which raises money for children with special needs.

Explaining his chosen cause Hill said: "I used to work children with special needs teaching them music a few years ago, so I had a connection to them."

The original member of the 70s glam rock band with Noddy Holder, Jim Lea and Don Powell is known for his outrageous costumes on stage, but took a more subtle approach for the game show wearing a black cowboy hat and cream jacket.

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