Watch the moment bromance blossomed for Jeremy Paxman on University Challenge

This is the moment Jeremy Paxman fell for the nation’s favourite University Challenge contestant, Eric Monkman.

Look at the expression on Paxo’s face. Look at it! Have you ever seen him so happy, relaxed, at ease with the world around him?

Monkman, captain of Wolfson College, Cambridge, already has a devoted following on Twitter. Maybe you can tell why from this. Or maybe not.

He’ll be back for more after his team’s win over Warwick University last night. Bet Jezza can’t wait.