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BBC quiz show star claims that he may have killed a homeless man

The gameshow regular has made the admission in a new autobiography.

ONE OF THE panellists on BBC quiz programme Eggheads has claimed he may have once killed a man.

CJ de Mooi has made the admission in his autobiography, an extract of which has today been published in the Daily Mirror. 

He stated that this incident happened while he was living on the streets of Amsterdam in 1988.

After being attacked by someone with a knife, de Mooi claims to have punched him in the face and thrown him into a canal.

Speaking about the incident he said, “I fully suspect I killed him. I’ve no idea what happened to him.”

Police in the city said that they had not been aware of the incident until de Mooi’s admission but that they would now be investigating it.

In the course of his new autobiography he also talks about his time working as a prostitute in London and Amsterdam.

De Mooi later went on to become the head of the English Chess Federation.

The quizzer also appeared on The Weakest Link prior to becoming a regular on the Eggheads.

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