Fans of the UK version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire were indignant last week after the host seemingly gave the contestant a correct answer.
Host Jeremy Clarkson helped a contestant to make her selection after a phone call to her friend ended with confusion.
The woman, Seville Haghbedeh, became stuck on the £16,000 ($28,000) question: “Which of these mountains is not climbed in the National Three Peaks Challenge?”
The question refers to the accomplishment of climbing the biggest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales.
Seville used her 50/50 lifeline to cut the answers down to Helvellyn and Scafell Pike but she still couldn’t decide, so she decided to phone a friend.
Instead of saying Helvellyn was the answer, her friend Graham told her “Scafell Pike is climbed”.
She then started to go for Scafell Pike, asking out loud “that’s what he said, wasn’t it?”
But instead of keeping quiet or letting her choose the wrong answer, host Jeremy pointed out her friend had said the mountain “was climbed”, giving her a second chance to get the answer right.
So the woman locked in Helvellyn and got it correct- raising many viewers eyebrows.
Not sure Jeremy should have assisted her there
— Elena K (@EKaroussis) January 4, 2019
Note to producers, your so called host is NOT allowed to “guide” a contestant. It is up to her to listen. It is completely against the rules
— Dermot Fahy (@DermishFahy) January 4, 2019