Tipping Points Ben Shephard in tears over ITV players obvious answer blunder

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Tipping Point host Ben Shephard was left in tears during the latest show by one player's huge answer blunder.

Wednesday's episode (August 10) of the ITV programme welcomed players Jennifer, Arshad, Geraldine and Connor to compete for the jackpot counter.

Jennifer fared unlucky during the first round and in an attempt to secure some "last chance" cash, made a horrific gaffe.

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Ben, 47, asked: "Which small round vegetable shares its name with a bright shade of green?"

A startled Jennifer swiftly pressed her buzzer and replied: "Potato."

As the contestants laughed, Ben could be seen wiping tears of laughter from his face.

He later said: "Obviously, we were looking for pea. Obviously. Not potato.

"It can be small and round, though – you're right."

Due to her incorrect answer, Ben informed Jennifer that she had been frozen out.

She later became the first contestant to find her tipping point, as Ben said: "Thank you for playing."

Reacting to the blunder on Twitter, Tipping Point fans were quick to share their own amusement at Jennifer's answer.

One fan wrote: "Small green vegetable. Feckin potato?!!!"

Another joked: "The owl and the pussycat, went to sea, in a beautiful potato green boat."

Meanwhile, a third fan quipped: "Potato FFS."

Geraldine became the second contestant to leave the day's show.

Arshad and Connor were left to battle it out for a place in the final round.

After a tense penultimate clash, Arshad advanced to the final round in an attempt to take home the jackpot counter.

He failed to knock the jackpot counter down and neglected to take the trade, going home with an impressive cash pot of £3,700.

Tipping Point airs from 4pm on weekdays on ITV.


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