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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Contestant Loses £93k When Audience Give Wrong Answer

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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ Contestant Loses £93k When Audience Give Wrong Answer

A contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? lost £93,000 after he decided to use the incorrect answer the audience gave him.

Everyone will know that when you're watching a quiz show you often think you know better than the actual contestants.

But when you're sat at home there's no danger of you messing up the contestants hopes of winning big money, unlike if you're in the audience of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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Oli, from Canterbury was answering a question which had the possibility of winning him £250,000 or he had the option to walk away and secure himself £125,000.

Oli admitted that he hadn't read any of the novels. (Credit: ITV)
Oli admitted that he hadn't read any of the novels. (Credit: ITV)

Host Jeremy Clarkson asked Oli his £250k question which was which novel begins with the three words: "3 May. Bistritz. Left Munich at 8:35PM."

The options were Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Dracula, Heart of Darkness and Frankenstein.

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Oli admitted that he hadn't read any of the books and struggled to answer the question so decided to use the 50/50 lifeline to narrow down his options.

After using the 50/50 lifeline 81 per cent of the audience chose the wrong answer. (Credit: ITV)
After using the 50/50 lifeline 81 per cent of the audience chose the wrong answer. (Credit: ITV)

This left him with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Dracula but he was still unable to pick a definite answer.

Host Jeremy Clarkson: "If you get it right you've got a quarter of a million and you're two questions from the big one."

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After deciding to use another lifeline Oli left his fate in the audiences hands and asked them what they thought.

An overwhelming 81 per cent of the audience voted for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy so Oli decided to agree with the audience.

Jeremy had to break the bad news to Oli. (Credit: ITV)
Jeremy had to break the bad news to Oli. (Credit: ITV)

Oli said: "I think let's go with... let's do it. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, final answer."

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Jeremy replied simply: "It's the wrong answer. What an absolute nightmare, it's Dracula."

Oli took the £93k loss quite well and said: "It's something I now know."

Thankfully he still went home with £32,000 which is definitely better than nothing.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment

Mark Cunliffe
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