Jan won today’s edition of . Thursday smartest person. With 309 points, the comedian has outpaced his competitors, director Johan Nijenhuis and artist Steve de Jong, and will appear again on Friday’s show.
The singer and lyricist clearly enjoyed the performance. At the start of the test, he might apologize in case he didn’t do well: “If I was really stupid, I’d say it’s chemotherapy.” Presenter Philip Frericks was caught in the middle of this broadcast and said after an excellent tour, “Not much of this chemotherapy can be observed.”
According to the rules of the program, candidates can participate only once, but the terminally ill singer was excluded. In the first season of smartest person In 2012, the musician competed and finished in the final, facing Arjen Lubach – who eventually won.
In the summer, the singer was told that he had metastatic colon cancer. Jan is a writer of books and songs and has translated poems like Hello Dolly! in a Jersey Boys. Also lyrics from the Dutch version of rock opera Tommy Who are his.
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Yuki Kempees has also appeared this season and told us he was shocked by the questions. He tells his story in the video below.
“Infuriatingly humble travel fanatic. Passionate social media practitioner. Amateur writer. Wannabe problem solver. General food specialist.”