BBC In Trouble After WRONG Pointless Answer Allows Contestants To Win £2,500 Jackpot
Popular BBC gameshow, Pointless came into disrepute earlier this week, when an answer which won the Jackpot revealed to be factually incorrect.
Pointless, which broadcasts on BBC One weekdays at 17:15 became involved in dispute when two contestants won the jackpot with a wrong answer. On Monday’s edition (January 9th 2017) Mike and Dom won the £2,500 prize with what is believed to be an incorrect answer.
Players, Mike and Dom navigated their way to the final round. Here they were asked to name the most obscure England, Scotland or Wales players that took part in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The pair thought their luck was out when both their first two answers landed on 1. However, their final answer, Rhys Webb went all the way to nil, crowing the paid Pointless champions.
Eagle-eyed viewers questioned the win, with many pointing out that Rhys Webb didn’t take part through injury.
Wales’ World Cup squad included Webb, but he picked up an injury in a pre-World Cup clash with Italy. Due to this, the 28-year-old never actually played in the 2015 World Cup.
One angry viewer tweeted: “Looks like BBC have given away £2500 in prize money erroneously,”. Before another noted: “He didn’t go! They got it wrong!!!”.
A third posted: “Shame on your researchers, Rhys Webb got injured in a warm up match and missed out though was named in the squad”.
The BBC are yet to comment on the allegations.