David’s Going For Gold Challenge Answers!!!

30 10 2008

I knew you were getting impatient!  Well, after many days of careful consideration I decided I should be kind and give you all the answers to my ten Going For Challenges which I set you ages ago.  To revisit the challenges just browse through my blog.  Here are the answers!!!

CHALLENGE 1 – Celebrities are David Suchet and Kelly Clarkson.  Link to GFG: David Suchet has the name Suchet as John Suchet and Kelly Clarkson has the first name Kelly as in Kelly, surname of Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 2 – Celebrities are Sir Trevor McDonald and Sarah Kennedy.  Link to GFG: Sir Trevor is a newscaster just like John Suchet.  Sarah Kennedy hosted Game For A Laugh just like Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 3 – Celebrities are Sir Elton John and Dame Kelly Holmes.  Link to GFG: Sir Elton John has surname John as in John, first name of John Suchet.  Dame Kelly Holmes has the first name Kelly as in Kelly, surname of Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 4 – Celebrities are Chris Hoy and Rebecca Adlington.  They’re GB Olympians having won five medals between them (Hoy winning three and Adlington two).  Link to GFG: They’re gold medal winners and they truly did go for gold!!!  And just to remind you…John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 5 – Celebrities are Ludwig van Beethoven and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Link to GFG: Beethoven is one of John Suchet’s favourite classic music artists and hosted shows on Classic FM.  Henry Kelly also hosted shows on Classic FM.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 6 – Celebrities are Lord (John) Major and Lenny Henry.  Link to GFG: Lord Major has the first name John as in John, first name of John Suchet.  Lenny Henry has the surname Henry as in the first name of Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 7 – Celebrities are Samuel L. Jackson and Keeley Hawes.  Link to GFG: Samuel (L.) Jackson has initials S.J. the reverse of the initials of John Suchet, J.S.  Keeley Hawes has initials K.H. the reverse of the initials of Henry Kelly, H.K.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 8 – Celebrities are Natasha Kaplinsky and Maggie Philbin.  Link to GFG: Natasha Kaplinsky presents Five News as does John Suchet.  Maggie Philbin has a radio show on BBC Radio Berkshire as does Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Going For Gold.

CHALLENGE 9 – Celebrities are young John Suchet and young Henry Kelly.  Link to GFG: young John Suchet is the young version of John Suchet and young Henry Kelly is the young version of Henry Kelly.  John Suchet and Henry Kelly host Gong For Gold.

CHALLENGE 10 – Celebrities are John Suchet and Henry Kelly.  Link to GFG: Do I need to say anymore???

Well done if you got them all!  😉

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David’s Going For Gold Challenge #10

13 10 2008

OK!  I know that all nine challenges have been provided but I couldn’t resist giving you folks another challenge!  This is the hardest, toughest of them all!  Think you can do it?  If you’ve got all nine, I know you’ll have so much difficulty getting this one!  😉  Remember, identify the two featured celebrities and try to work out how they are linked to Going For Gold! 🙂

Best of the very best golden luck! 😉





David’s Going For Gold Challenge #9

13 10 2008

GOING FOR GOLD IS TRULY BACK!  And to complete the celebrations and this fantastic Going For Gold Week, here’s the ninth and final Going For Gold challenge!  (Why nine challenges?  Well, you have to score nine points in ‘Beat the Buzzer’ to get through – have you got all nine?)  Final instructions for all of you who have not yet enjoyed these mad challenges – Who Am I?  Work out who the celebrities are and work out how they’re linked to Going For Gold!  Try it out now!  Post your answers as a comment to this post!  No prizes but if you win you’ll be a Going For Gold pseudo-champion!!! 😉

Best of golden luck! 😉





David’s Going For Gold Challenge #8

13 10 2008

Good morning folks!  It’s the return of GOING FOR GOLD today!!!  And to really get you into the mood here’s another great Going For Gold Challenge!  Instructions are simple and here for all of you still not familiar with it.  Just try to work out who the featured celebrities are and then work out how they’re linked to Going For Gold!  Easy?  Well see if you’re golden smart!  By the way, post your answers as a comment to this post!  No prizes but you’ll be able to smile the biggest smile if you get the answers right!

Best of golden luck! 😉





David’s Going For Gold Challenge #7

13 10 2008

If you haven’t had enough of Going For Gold and can’t wait for its brilliant return tomorrow, here’s a late night one!  Don’t forget to post your answers as a comment to this post and if you’re not sure what you must be doing check out previous challenges!  Enjoy!  And have a nice sleep! 🙂

Best of golden luck! 😉





David’s Going For Gold Challenge #6

12 10 2008

As we’re getting so excited for the relaunch of Going For Gold I had to treat you to yet another very tough Going For Gold Challenge – if you still haven’t got into it here are quick instructions.  Just guess who the featured celebrities are and how they’re linked to Going For Gold!  Easy?  Well, see if you can do it!! 🙂

Best of golden luck! 😉





David’s Going For Gold Challenge #5

12 10 2008

Any luck with the first four Going For Gold Challenges?  Not yet!  Come on!!! 😉  Here’s yet another crazy challenge to get your little grey cells working!  Who am I?  Identify the two featured celebrities and work out how they are linked to Going For Gold!  Answers please as comments to this post and if you get it you can dance around the streets tonight!  If you get all five challenges to date you can dance around the streets over the next five nights! 😉  No prizes I’m afraid, but nothing beats a bit of pride! 🙂

Best of golden luck! 😉