Prue Leith left Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers furious tonight after she lost £48,000 for charity after a guess on a Titanic question that fans branded “ridiculous”.
The Bake Off judge, 80, initially impressed after speeding through the answers to £64,000 – but quickly became stuck.
With her safety net set at £16,000, host Jeremy Clarkson had asked her: “Which of these senior crew members on RMS Titanic survived the sinking?”
She was offered the following answers: 1st Officer William Murdoch, Chief designer Thomas Andrews, 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller or Captain Edward.
Prue was given two options – 2nd Officer Charles Lightoller or Captain Edward.
She decided to guess the latter – leading her to lose £48,000, leaving viewers utterly flabbergasted.
One tweeted: “Expected Prue to get that … after all everyone knows the Captain didn’t survive, goes down with his ship. Sounded so confident too. Wrong to guess though, cost the charity a lot of money #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
While another commented: “@PrueLeith hit an iceberg moment on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
A third wrote: “Captain didn’t survive, as depicted in the film.. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
“Shouting at the telly! Not the effing captain! What a diddy #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire,” another fumed.
One raged: “I’ve never been so angry at the television than I am right now…. for SO MANY REASONS! #PruFail #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
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