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Wheel Of Fortune 'Error' Appears To Gift Contestant £15,000 In Prizes

Wheel Of Fortune 'Error' Appears To Gift Contestant £15,000 In Prizes

Viewers of Wheel of Fortune have been left angered after a mistake from the host seemed to accidentally gift a contestant around £15,400 worth of prizes. Watch this video, then ask yourself, does she say B or D?

So, if you're not familiar with the way in which the popular game show works, the contestants basically have to solve a load of word puzzles before they spin a gigantic colourful wheel in order to determine the value of the prizes that they'll end up taking home.

It's pretty fun.

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Anyway, thanks to the host Pat Sajak mishearing the different between a B and a D, offered by contestant Angela Evans as an answer, they were able to solve a puzzle which eventually led to prizes of more than £15,000.

This is all on the US version - the UK version hasn't been on the telly since 2001. However, Sajak's mistake last week has been shown around the globe since.

To make matters worse, after the extra D helped Evans to the answer 'drinking from a coconut', the exact same cock-up nearly happened in the next round.

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Asked to qualify which letters she'd chosen, former US Marine Evans again gave Sajak a hard time deciphering whether it was a B or a D she'd said.

While she didn't win the show in the end - in fact, she went out that same round - she eventually pocketed a load of prizes with a high value.

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Because people can't simply be happy that a relatively small error allowed an armed forces veteran to get a load of stuff during Veteran's Week in the USA, they've been turning out on social media to express their fury.

Some have even suggested that Sajak - who is now in his fourth decade at the helm of the show - should hand in his notice over the incident.

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One person wrote: ""SHE SAID B!!!!! NOT D!!! She shouldn't have won this round Pat!!! Wow."

Another added: "I'm sorry does this guy does not understand his letters. This is the second time! Come on!!!"

A third said: "He's been hosting the show for 36 years and can't distinguish a clear B from a D? Maybe time to retire."

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However, Evans has piled into the debate herself, suggesting that the letters chosen were right all along.

When one Twitter user wrote: "Definitely said B, as in bulls***," she responded: "Nope. D as in Definitely said D."

It's only a telly show, guys. Calm down.

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Topics: TV and Film, US News, US Entertainment, Weird

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