Tipping Point: Lucky Stars sees presenter Ben Shephard come face to face with comedian Josh Widdicombe, former BBC presenter Louise Minchin and Watchdog presenter Michelle Ackerley
Tipping Point viewers were a bit disappointed when the ITV show aired the hit version of Lucky Stars of the popular game show on Sunday night,
Tipping Point: Lucky Stars sees presenter Ben Shephard face off against comedian Josh Widdicombe, former BBC presenter Louise Minchin and Watchdog presenter Michelle Ackerley.
The trio answered questions to win on the arcade-style machine in the hope of collecting a £20,000 prize for their chosen charity.
Michelle was the first contestant to be eliminated, followed by Louise, let Josh Widdicombe win and take home £20,000 for The Lily Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to fighting mitochondrial disease
But when three familiar faces introduced themselves at the beginning of the show, ITV audiences had to beg the trio to make their introductions less appealing.
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “The intro is too long…” as another posted: “Why can’t these Tipping Point Lucky Stars celebs just say hi, I…. . and the charity I’m playing for is ….. instead of all these nasty scripted introductory speeches.”
The popular ITV show is celebrating a decade of airing with a new series starting next week.
Ben Shephard has said that the silliest answers on his test come from being pressured, and he claims that he “constantly makes a fool of himself” in moments. finally on the floor of the room.
The show is perhaps best known when host Ben asked an elementary school teacher named Dom: “In his epic poems, Homer often mentions nectar as the drink of the gods and What other substance is their food?”
Dom replied, “I know he likes donuts,” Ben looked surprised by the answer. “I think I’ll go with the donuts, please, Ben.”
The moment last October went viral with millions of people watching it around the world, but Ben insists answering quiz questions to try to win £10,000 was not as easy as imagined. .
“These people are under pressure in an environment and their minds go blank and they can’t think of anything and the words don’t make sense,” says Ben. And I just have so much admiration for all of them.
“There have been some amazing responses, but it’s fair to all the participants, it was incredibly brave of them to take on the machine. And I hate to think that someone is going to be nervous about walking in because they’re worried about making a fool of themselves, because I’ve done that on a number of occasions and continue to make my own. I become stupid all the time.
“And I think anyone can do it, when you’re under that kind of pressure. And hopefully they feel like we’re laughing at them and not at them, because I hate that case. “
Looking back at the beginning, Ben said that he hoped the series would do well but didn’t know it would be a huge hit and hit over 1,000 episodes, when he introduced a show based on a machine. arcade style big coin pusher.
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