Bobby Seagull (R) and Eric Monkman went viral in the University Challenge semi finals in 2017 (Pic: Twitter)

A PAIR of ex-University Challenge contestants will tour the UK looking for innovative technological achievements in a new BBC show.

Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman went viral in the 2017 series of the popular show which sees rival university teams go head to head.

Monkman became known for his distinctive facial expressions whilst Seagull’s surname and his east London accent caught the attention of viewers.

The Cambridge graduates will present Monkman And Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain, it was announced on Thursday (16). It will be a four-part series shown on BBC Two.

The show will see the duo explore the best of British ingenuity including the deep-fried Mars bar and the world’s smallest museum.

Seagull said the beauty of their friendship was down to their shared curiosity about the world.

Monkman, from Canada, added: “Curiosity is an approach to life. The more you know, the more you realise you don’t know…I look forward to learning more about Britain’s scientific discoveries and to sharing what I learn with everyone.”