A GLASGOW student wrote his name into the history books after he was crowned the youngest-ever winner of a long-running BBC quiz show. 

Jonathan Gibson picked up top marks in the final of Mastermind tonight to take home the coveted trophy. 

The Modern History student, whose chosen subject was comedy duo Flanders and Swann, had the last laugh when he saw off his opponents by four points. 

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In doing so, the 24-year-old became the youngest-ever winner of the show, a record previously set by Gavin Fuller in 1993.

Jonathan’s other specialist subjects were Agatha Christie’s Poirot in the heat and William Pitt the Younger in the semi-final. 

He scored perfect scores on all three specialist subjects, including in the final, as well as a flawless general knowledge score in his semi-final round. 

The St Andrew's University student's success also marked the perfect way for John Humphrys to bow out. 

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Monday's final was Humphrys' last as host of Mastermind after 345 episodes and more than 8000 questions.

The BBC News presenter and BBC Radio DJ had fronted the quiz show since 2003. 

The new series with newly-announced presenter Clive Myrie, a BBC news journalist and regular presenter of the BBC News at Six and Ten, at the helm will be filmed in Belfast later in the summer and will return to viewer’s screens on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.