Amputee Gets Answer On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Because He Lost His Leg There
A contestant on ITV's rebooted Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? shocked viewers last night by revealing that he knew the answer to the £125,000 ($169,077) question straight away because that was where he lost his leg.
Host Jeremy Clarkson was stunned as Gareth Kendall told him about the accident that almost killed him. The question, in case you were wondering, was 'The ruins of Urquhart Castle stand on the banks of which loch?'
As soon as the question was read out, Kendall revealed that he knew the answer. He said: "I know this, and I know this because I lost my leg there,
There was an audible gasp around the studio and he joked: "Not in the castle - chill out."
Glad to know that he hasn't lost his sense of humour, at least.
His options were Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Loch Broom or Loch Maree - and it's Loch Ness, for those of you not familiar with the Scottish lochs.
"If I remember rightly, there on the loch - and I wasn't there long - is a little inlet with a castle ruins there, so I'll go Loch Ness.
"We had booked a tour to go and see that, and within that day I crashed. I remember the castle. I'm pretty certain it's one of the only castles up there."
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Clarkson asked him if it was his final answer - it was, everybody clapped, well done. Even Clarkson seemed genuinely happy for him, joining in the round of applause.
To be fair, Gareth seems like a pretty nice guy, so it's obvious that everyone would have been rooting for him. He also revealed that he has got 'One foot in the grave' tattooed on his other leg as a reminder of his accident.
He also told how doctors gave him just a 2 percent chance of survival at one point after the accident.
His mum and wife were in the audience to watch how he got on, and he admitted that if he got the £125,000 question wrong she would have killed him.
Well, it is important to keep your spouse on side - as one woman found out to her cost as she lost £31,000 ($41,962) ignoring her husband's advice on the show the other day.
For Gareth's part, he actually knew the answer to the next question for £250,000 ($338,403), but chose to stick with what he had. A wise move.
He's done well - most people would trade their leg for £125,000 in a heartbeat.
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