Jeremy Clarkson mocks a WWTBAM participant over a niche topic.
JEREMY CLARKSON made fun of a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? contestant. Following the novelist’s use of every lifeline available on a question regarding literature, a contestant was left with no options.
Mark Blacklock, a fiction author from York, tried his luck on ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour. However, the player was confused by a question about fantasy literature and had to use all four lifelines to receive help, as Jeremy, 61, joked that writers would “laugh” at him.
“Which of these famous fictitious locations from fantasy novels was developed first?” was the query.
Hogwarts, Discworld, Hobbiton, and Narnia were all possibilities for the response.
“I’m going to use a 50/50,” Mark decided, adding, “and hope that it eliminates one of the ones that I’m not sure about.”
“So, just to remind you, the two that you think are in with a shout are Narnia and?” Jeremy replied.
Mark said, “Hobbiton.” “Which I don’t recall from Tolkien books, but I do recall the hobbits from Tolkien novels.”
“Are you waiting for one of those to go away?” The former Top Gear host confirmed his position.
“Let’s see what we can find out,” he added. “Could you please remove two randomly selected incorrect responses from the computer?”
Both Narnia and Hobbiton were displayed on the computer screen.
Mark told Jeremy, “I’ve got to call a pal.” “Just to see how it goes.”
Mark called Simon, who wasn’t sure what to say. As a result, Mark dialed another friend’s number, his third lifeline.
After failing the second time, the author decided to try his final choice.
He said, “Jeremy.” “Yes?” said the star of Clarkson’s Farm.
He said, “I mean, I can’t leave with lifelines on the table.”
The host agreed, saying, “You can’t go with lifelines.” Jeremy had no choice but to say that he, too, was unsure of the answer.
Mark eventually decided to take a chance and chose Hobbiton.
He was fortunate in that the response was correct, and he was awarded £8,000.
Mark’s choice to use all four lifelines on a single question startled viewers, but none of them worked.
“Oh dear……none of the lifelines have helped,” one Twitter user remarked. Mark is in a bad way. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.”
“Using all your lifelines on one question #whowantstobeamillionaire,” wrote another.
Another ridiculed, “This fella writes fiction for a living and has wasted four lifelines on this.”
But, Mark, it’s incredible. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”