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People are cringing at moment couple lose £1 million on game show because they don't listen to the question

Gabriella Ferlita

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People are cringing at moment couple lose £1 million on game show because they don't listen to the question

Let’s face it. We’d all love to be in the position to win £1 million, but one couple who was in with a chance of winning this life-changing amount of money lost it because they didn’t listen to the question.

In a moment on The Million Pound Drop (which later became The £100K Drop) that would have had home-viewers literally screaming at their TV, Davina McCall asked the contestants: “Justin Timberlake won an award in October this year for helping to protect what?”

You can watch the clip here:

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This would have been a difficult question if the answer hadn't been such a dead giveaway.

The couple had to choose between the options; ‘Friends with benefits’, ‘Trouser snakes’, ‘The environment’ and ‘Sexy backs’.

And the couple did what no one on a game show should do and seemingly went for the first answer that they recognised, rather than listening to what McCall was asking them.

With the countdown timer clearly stressing them out, they bet the full £1 million on ‘Friends with benefits’, which was the name of the 2001 rom-com starring Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

They lost all of the money because they didn’t listen to the question. Credit: Channel 4 / @markhworthington / TikTok
They lost all of the money because they didn’t listen to the question. Credit: Channel 4 / @markhworthington / TikTok

But, of course, that wasn’t the answer the game show was looking for - and they ended up watching on helplessly as their stacks of cash dropped into the abyss.

In the end, the answer they needed to give was ‘The environment’, which seems like most obvious option when you look at the question.

But the pressure proved to be too much for the pair, leaving the woman visibly shaking and sinking to the ground after watching their money dissipated into nothing.

“Alex, Alex,” McCall urged. “It was in the question, it was in the question.

Timberlake starred in the 2001 rom-com Friends with Benefits. Credit: Sony Pictures
Timberlake starred in the 2001 rom-com Friends with Benefits. Credit: Sony Pictures

“It was ‘this year for helping to protect the environment’.”

Alex was only able to utter: “Oh my god, oh my god!”

I mean, we were all thinking much the same thing.

However, viewers were left cringing at the video, with one person commenting: “How did they not even listen to the question?”

It was pretty devastating to lose that amount of cash. Credit: Channel 4 / @markhworthington / TikTok
It was pretty devastating to lose that amount of cash. Credit: Channel 4 / @markhworthington / TikTok

“Easiest question ever,” another viewer echoed, while another expressed that they were too nervous to even see how it turned out for them in the end.

“I’m not going to watch the end of this clip,” they wrote, while someone else asked: “OMG how can you get that wrong?”

“I remember this I still cannot believe what an easy question for 1 million,” another person recalled.

Perhaps this might help them to listen a bit more carefully in future.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4 / @markhworthington / TikTok

Topics: UK News, Celebrity, Money

Gabriella Ferlita
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