Jeremy Clarkson Accused Of Fixing 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'

A New Year, a new series and already new allegations of fixing, as Jeremy Clarkson has been accused of giving away the answer away to contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

The former Top Gear star annoyed quite a few fans when he 'helped' a contestant with a question about the three peaks.

In the episode the millionaire hopeful, Seville, got stuck on a £16,000 question: 'Which of these mountains is not climbed in the National Three Peaks Challenge?'

Poor Seville got a bit flustered as she said she'd never heard of half the mountains available to choose from and decided to use her 50/50 lifeline leaving her with the answers 'Helvellyn' and 'Scafell Pike'.

Unfortunately, the 50/50 didn't give that much help to Seville and she chose to use another lifeline and phoned her friend back home.

Her friend, Graham, was a bit confusing for Seville and told her that 'Scafell Pike is climbed', so she obviously thought he meant that was the answer.

Come on Graham, you had one job.


However, clearly noticing this error the 58-year-old host jumped in to help and explained that Graham meant Helvellyn was not climbed, meaning Seville finally clocked on with an obvious 'oh'.

With this confusion cleared up Sevilled picked the answer 'C' - Helvellyn - and got the answer correct getting her to that lovely safety net of £16K.

This led to a helluva lot of furious fans claiming it was all a fix.

Jeremy Clarkson accused of helping contestant. Credit: ITV
Jeremy Clarkson accused of helping contestant. Credit: ITV

One person tweeted: "The real question is did @JeremyClarkson help the contestant? Cough..Cough.."

Another said: "Note to contestants - listen to your phone a friend caller unless you want to cheat your way to £16k."

A third commented: "Didn't Jeremy Clarkson give away the answer to the three peaks answer??!!" Another said: "Clarkson carried her through!"

While one equally confused viewer posted: "Good job someone was listening to the phone a friend answer carefully and it wasn't the contestant. Clarkson did her a favour there, is that fair?"

Of course, this isn't the first time a game show has been accused with fixing things and it very likely won't be the last.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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