Jeremy Clarkson's stint as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host ends with huge error, costing contestant thousands of dollars

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has finished up a stint hosting Who Wants to Be Millionaire UK by making a massive error and misleading a contestant into thinking he had won over $60,000.

Hosting the show on Friday night, Clarkson asked a question of contestant Alan Horsburgh to see if he could go to the next level - from £15,000 to £32,000.

The question was what kind of animal is an ibex? The choice of four answers given being, goat, pig, hare or deer.

Horsburg quickly locked in deer as the answer which prompted Clarkson to say "I know the answer. I'm not even going to look at the screen. That's the correct answer."

Horsburg looked pleased as the crowd applauded him, this didn't last long though as the correct answer then flashed up on screen as being goat, not deer.

Clarkson couldn't believe, it exclaiming "what" before telling the poor contestant "oh no, you've just lost £15,000."

It's fair to say that Clarkson probably won't be called back to host the popular game show anytime soon.



Watch: Incredible footage shows huge 'pollen bomb' exploding off tree after being nudged by backhoe

Hay fever sufferers may not want to click on the video below that shows a massive "pollen bomb" exploding off a New Jersey tree when it's nudged by a digger.

Jennifer Hudson filmed the moment her husband Eric nudged the tree with a backhoe to see what would happen after he noticed a large amount of pollen on top of it.

After being posted to Facebook last Tuesday the incredible footage has racked up over six million views.

In New Zealand the summer was a particularly nasty one for allergy sufferers with Dr Katherine Holt from Massey University's school of agriculture and environment saying climate change is at the root of the problem.

"Warm weather encourages plant growth so as the climate warms and as we increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, this leads to better conditions for plant growth and the more pollen being produced," she told 1 NEWS during the summer.  

TODAY'S
FEATURED STORIES

Hits co-hosts give update on Toni Street's condition as she battles severe illness - 'A lot of people don't understand how sick Toni's been'

Toni Street's radio family have given an update on her health after she made a Facebook post yesterday revealing she has been battling a severe illness for the past month. 

The illness means that Toni has been absent from her job hosting The Hits morning radio show. This morning her co-hosts and concerned friends Sarah Gandy and Sam Wallace gave an  update on her situation.

"She did have an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, but a lot of people don't understand how sick Toni's been," Sam explained.

Toni Street took to Facebook to reveal she has been suffering with jaundice.
Toni Street took to Facebook to reveal she has been suffering with jaundice. Source: Facebook

"She got a toxic shock to an antibiotic and it effectively shut down her liver, so what does that mean? It means - and I'm no expert - but apparently liver then releases bile into your bloodstream, and poor Toni went a sick colour of yellow."

Sarah added that the picture posted to Facebook of Toni yesterday shows just how sick she is.

"Well, she's gone jaundice. When we said she was sick, people were just like, 'aw yeah, whatever' but she's been really sick."

Sam then outlined the seriousness of the situation that was relayed to him by Toni in a visit on Friday.

"I pretty much had my first visit with her on Friday, because she just hasn't felt like seeing people and she basically said she has an acute version of liver failure.

"If this becomes chronic - and a week or so ago it had the chance of becoming chronic - it's serious enough that she would have to potentially have a liver replacement if it becomes long-term."

Sam also revealed that Toni is on the mend as she sent him a text saying "I'm starting to feel myself again, I'm ecstatic ... as I hop into bed for another nana nap."

Street has been absent from her morning radio show for a month. Source: The Hits


Topics