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Viewers of Tipping Point were left enraged today (3 December) by what they perceived to be an extremely underwhelming mystery prize on the hit ITV game show.
The contestants were Suzanne, a GP receptionist from Port Talbot; Bill, a retired civil servant from the Wirral; Chloe a legal advisor from Gloucestershire and Drai, a professional DJ from Wakefield.
In the first round, host Ben Shephard asked: "In Britain's Got Talent, the golden buzzer can be pressed by any of the judges or by which duo?"; to which Chloe answered correctly with Ant and Dec.
She then decided to pass the first counter to Bill, who went for a drop zone.
Ben's next question was: "Neil Robertson, Ken Doherty and Graeme Dott have all been world champions in which cue sport?"
But before he could even finish the question, Bill got it right by answering 'snooker'.
Opting for the drop himself, again going for a drop zone, Bill played a blinder by bagging five counters amounting to £250 as well as the elusive 'mystery prize'.
But any anticipation surrounding the elusive 'mystery prize' soon dissipated as it was revealed to be nothing more than a pair of cheap noise-cancelling wireless headphones, to which Bill could only muster a polite: "Thank you very much."
Sensing a lack of wonderment at the prize, Ben quickly tried to upsell, turning to Drai and asking "You're a DJ, they sound great don't they?", to which the contestant could only mutter a polite "Yeah they do" in response.
Ben then joked: "Bill, you'll be DJing too before long," before swiftly trying to get the show back on track.
While the contestants may have been too polite to call out the bogus prize, none of that decorum matters on Twitter, which is where viewers flocked to show how unimpressed they were with the low-rent goods on offer.
Oohhh wot a shit pair headphones Ben hypin em says all ye need tae know #TippingPoint
- Doorsy aka Vampmam (@ScallyDoorsy) December 3, 2021
Noise cancelling headphones? Fucking hell. #TippingPoint
- Marriann:flag_black::flag_black: (@MissMarrple) December 3, 2021
HEADPHONES?!! Oh just F*** OFF ITV! #TippingPoint pic.twitter.com/jog7dKggfb
- TRIPLE 6 (@TR1PLE_6_) December 3, 2021
One said on Twitter: "Oohhh wot a s*** pair headphones Ben hypin em says all ye need tae know"
Another wrote: "HEADPHONES?!! Oh just F**K OFF ITV!
A third tweeted: "Noise cancelling headphones? F*****g hell."
While a fourth sarcastically put: "Wow a pair of headphones."
And amazingly so, this isn't the first time the show has tried to flog cheap headphones!
A cursory glance through Twitter reveals that the same brand of headphones have been used as the mystery prize on several occasions, and every single time it's met with a roll of the eyes and a really?
Sort your prizes out ITV! You never see this sort of thing happening on Pointless...
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