On Wednesday I posted on the unintentionally hilarious performance of a rather forgetful 'Mr Memory' on the BBC tv programme Blue Peter and how I'd be posting a You Tube recording of the event as soon as one became available. Well, the Memory Man himself, Ben Pridmore has written in, (he's left a comment on the original thread) to say that he will try and get a copy of his Blue Peter appearance on to You Tube.
Ben, as you can see by looking at his record in international contests, here and here, is a world class memory man (he was the 2004 World Memory Champion). Clearly his Blue Peter performance was a one-off, though he does say that he is better at memorising numbers rather than names. But as brilliant a Memory Man he undoubtedly is, by volunteering to get a You Tube recording of his most embarrassing tv moment, Ben has also shown that he is also something far more important. Someone who is able to laugh at himself. More power to you Ben, your reaction to Wednesday's performance shows what a real star you are.