Tipping Point fans aghast as player wins jackpot despite making geography error
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Tipping Point viewers were left scratching their heads on Friday afternoon as a player got an easy geography question wrong.
Host Ben Shephard welcomed four contestants to the famous ITV studio as they battled it out to win the highly sought after cash prizes.
Peter, Jane, Ben and Sian answered a series of questions to win turns on an arcade-style machine.
Dropping tokens down a choice of four chutes, they each hoped to knock piles of the counters off a moving shelf – the more they collected, the greater the prize fund.
Fans of the quiz show were left confused during the third round of the competition as contestant Ben stumbled on a question on geography.
The flustered contestant mistakenly thought that The Andes mountains was situated in North America, instead of South America.
Viewers rushed to their keyboards to point out the blunder as Ben faced a seres of general knowledge questions against the clock.
Taking to Twitter, one fan joked: "That North American mountain range. The Andes."
Another added: "Andes? North America? Hahahaha!"
A third person posted: "Andes in North America" alongside a crying laughing face emoji.
While a fourth viewer wrote: "Andes is in North America?"
Despite making the mistake in the penultimate round, Ben managed to make the final.
Ben managed to raise £1,800, across the three rounds of the competition, while Jane only got £1,450.
Fans rushed to support the contestant after she was sent packing empty-handed.
"Oh Jane, what have you done to us," one fan tweeted.
Another viewer added: "Gutted for Jane."
While a third person said: "Jane for the win. Never mind."
However, things took an unexpected turn for Ben as he ended up walking away from the studio with the £10,000 jackpot.
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After a slow start, the contestant quickly got into the swing of things and managed to get the special star counter over the tipping point.
He later explained to host Ben, 46, that he was going to spend his winnings on his wedding.
The lucky contestant joked: "She's probably at home spending the money now."
Tipping Point air weekdays on ITV at 4pm
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