However, Pat Barker's trio of gameshow appearances did not prove fruitful and she failed to win a single prize.
Her first cameo was on hit Alexander Armstrong daytime quiz Pointless, on which she appeared with her son. The pair lost in the final round.
She later starred on Mastermind, with the specialist subject of EastEnders, and Nick Knowles BBC Two series Perfection. She lost on both shows.
Speaking about her glut of TV quiz show appearances, Barker told The Mirror: "It is just unfortunate. They were all recorded at different times last year.
"People might think there are some underhand dealings going on, but this is just one hell of a coincidence.
"I was absolutely assured that there was no chance in the world that they would all be on at the same time. I think it's hilarious."
Joking about her lack of prizes on the shows, she added: "I didn't think I did that well. The brain is going a bit. You know the answer but you can't get it out fast enough. I'm getting old."
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