And on tonight's episode of The Chase, he proved his credentials when the pressure was truly on.
Ignoring distractions such as host Bradley Walsh's famously innuendo-obsessed mind, plus team-mate Dave who loved to think he knew it all, Terry answered the crucial final "push-back" question to beat the Chaser and carry his team over the line to glory.
And his reward? A third share of £45,000.
Not a bad night's work, and a fine hour of televisual entertainment into the bargain.
Top man, top job, thrilled for the boy.