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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Player Loses £93k After Friend's Incorrect Answer

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Player Loses £93k After Friend's Incorrect Answer

A contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? lost out on a cool £93,000 after using her 'phone a friend' lifeline and getting told the incorrect answer. Ouch.

Sarah Knapper was en route to get her hands on £250,000, but got stuck when host Jeremy Clarkson asked: "What body of water connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean?"

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

The options were: A) Windward Channel, B) Yucatan Canal, C) San Bernardino Channel and D) Campeche Bay.


Having already used her Ask the Audience, Ask the Host and 50/50 lifelines, Sarah was forced to ring her pal Barbara, who suggested the answer was the Windward Channel.

Of course, the contestant doesn't have to listen to their friend, but the likelihood is that they're going to because they didn't have a clue in the first place.

Sarah decided to put her trust and faith in Barbara and go for it. Which didn't pay off, as you've probably already guessed.

The correct answer was in fact the Yucatan Channel.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV


Having correctly answered the previous question - which was worth £125,000 - this meant Sarah lost out on £93,000.

Had she opted not to answer the £250,000 question, she'd be quids in.


Still, she still walked away with £32,000 (her safety net) - which isn't bad for less than an hour's brain graft, right?

The episode, which first aired in August 2019, was part of a replay and appeared on our screens last night (6 April).

When viewers were introduced to Sarah, a solicitor from Kennington, south London, she said she wanted to spend her winnings on a fancy honeymoon.

Well, £32,000 would surely have enabled her to do that.


It seems she was happy to take a gamble, though, going on to say what a good time she'd had on the show.

When Jeremy revealed that the answer was in fact wrong, he told Sarah: "Desperately sorry because I do love a gambler and I have thoroughly enjoyed having you here. How can I put a cheery spin on this?"

But the contestant remained philosophical, reflecting that she was £32,000 richer than she had been before appearing on the show.

Can we all be a bit more Sarah and keep our glasses half full for a change?

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, ITV

Rebecca Shepherd
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