Tom Gleeson is far more used to being the quizmaster than sitting in the hot seat.
As the host of new ABC series Hard Quiz, Gleeson is responsible for directing highly challenging queries at nervous contestants and giving them hell when they can’t answer them correctly.
The show is inspired by Gleeson’s regular ‘Hard Chat’ segment on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, in which he subjects his famous guests, including Bill Shorten and Kevin Rudd, to a brutal grilling.
Watch Karl Stefanovic on ‘Hard Chat’ with Tom Gleeson:
While Gleeson is a little softer on his Hard Quiz contestants, who aren’t as used to the limelight as his political interviewees, he still manages to deliver his trademark zingers.
The contestants are then given the chance to redeem themselves when answering specialty questions from their chosen “expert topic”.
Watch a sneak peek of Hard Quiz below:
Rather than letting Gleeson have all the fun, we decided to invite him to The New Daily office and give him a grilling of his own. Check out the video at the top of the page to see how he copes.