A town planner from Wandsworth has been crowned this year’s Mastermind after storming the TV show final at the weekend.

Jesse Honey scored a massive 37 points after answering specialist questions on the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool before tackling the compulsory general knowledge round.

Mr Honey reached the final after winning earlier rounds by answering questions on the borough of Wandsworth and the life and work of the architect Antoni Gaudi.

The 32-year-old, who studied Japanese at Durham University and London University, scored 18 points in the specialist round in the final and correctly answering 19 general knowledge questions.

Mr Honey told the BBC his motivation for entering the show: “I have always been interested in general knowledge and facts in general . . . and this seemed like the ultimate opportunity to put them to the test,” he said.

His uncle Bob Honey, who lives in Bath and is a member of the Bath Male Choir, said when his nephew had been just three or four he had an extensive knowledge of various churches in the city.

He told the website ThisisBath: “He always has a tremendous interest in them. He knew all the bell-rings in Bath and could tell you the names of the churches and their steeples. It was quite extraordinary.”

Speaking to presenter John Humphry’s after he was awarded the coveted prize, Mr Honey thanked his wife Helen for constantly testing him on questions when he “was doing the washing-up”.

Mr Humphry was obviously impressed by Mr Honey’s performance.

“You don’t see a score like that very often,” he said.