I’m Daniel Peake – a quiz and puzzle expert currently living near London, England.

I’m currently an Assistant Editor in the puzzles team at The Telegraph, making sure all their facts are correct, puzzles are set out in print and online where they should be, and that the admin behind the scenes for them takes place as it should. I’ve written and compiled hundreds, if not thousands, of puzzles of all kinds in many magazines and newspapers as a Puzzles Sub-Editor at PA Media from 2018-2021, and self-published others on my Puzzles page.

I’m also a researcher and question writer for various television quiz shows and have several roles in BBC Two’s Only Connect.  I’ve been a Questions Assistant Producer for Chase the Case and Tom Allen’s Quizness. I co-created and hosted my own quiz show ‘Accumulate!’ whilst studying at Reading University. I’ve been on a fair few quiz shows in my time too, where I look so young.

Before my TV / puzzle career, I studied meteorology to PhD level, focussing on the transport of air pollution in coastal regions for my riveting 200 page thesis. Technically that makes me Doctor Daniel Peake, but you may call me Sir, Lord, or Your Majesty. I’m happy with any of those. As part of my undergraduate degree, I lived in in Oklahoma for a year to study weather at the National Weather Center there, and I hold that part of the world (and its weather) close to my heart. I did go storm chasing a fair few times and ended up seeing four tornadoes in one day.

In my spare time, I am currently streaming games and puzzles a few evenings a week here on Twitch.