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Golden Balls Player Who Infamously Lost £100K Says Rival Never Reached Out

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Golden Balls Player Who Infamously Lost £100K Says Rival Never Reached Out

The Golden Balls player who infamously lost £100,000 ($130k) says his rival never reached out to him after a brutal steal.

Stephen was robbed of the money by rival contestant Sarah who scooped the biggest win in the game show's history.

For those unaware, in the ITV show, hosted by Jasper Carrott, contestants would try to find which of the 100 balls conceal cash and which contain the 'killer' balls.

The aim of the game is for four contestants to lie their way out of being eliminated prior to the final while being tasked with keeping the big money in play as they get rid of the most Killer balls.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Two players are left at the end and go head-to-head in order to decide to split or steal the money.

If both contestants chose to split, the prize pot would be divided evenly.

If both chose to steal, both go home with nothing.


However, if a player chose split and the other chose steal, the thief takes home everything, which is exactly what Sarah did to Stephen, in what was one of the most infamous episodes ever.

The unique show ran for six series between 2007 and 2009 and speaking to Daily Star, Stephen explained what happened.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

He said: "As soon as the show ended, I was literally head down in tears for 15, 20 minutes. I was devastated.


"I heard one woman shout from the audience, 'You f**king b**ch, I hope you f**king die in hell'. I heard that, and she got whisked straight off the stage. 

"When I was in the dressing room Sarah was brought back out to do her end piece to camera. Since then, she's never tried to contact me. She's never spoken to me."

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

"Jasper couldn't have been nicer," he said. "I ended up quite good friends with him after it; he invited me down to one of his shows. 


"All the way during the night, I kept asking, 'How is Sarah? Is she okay, is she upset?' and Jasper kept saying, 'Why are you bothered about her?'

"But I can't change who I am. I just kept asking, 'Does she have people around her, is she being looked after?'

"At the end of the day, she played the game. I went with nothing and I left with nothing, but now she has to live with that decision.

"She's the one who is going to get the grief, and in that moment all I could think was, 'She’s going to get hounded for this, and is she OK?'"


Stephen revealed what he would say, if he could say anything to her now.

He said: "I'd just want to know why she stole. Why she didn't contact me after the show to at least split some of the money, if not half. 

"I'd say, 'I hope you enjoyed the money. You stole it, you got it, I hope you put it to good use and didn't just squander it.'"

Fair play, I know I wouldn't have been so forgiving.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: ITV, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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