Connor Kim admitted he would be mocked by ITV viewers as he wavered over a question about The Rolling Stones.
The legal assistant also came in for some hefty mick-taking on social media as he puzzled over whether Keith Chegwin had been in the band.
What question did the contestant find difficult?
Connor indicated the iconic rock band wasn’t his ‘kind of music’ as Jeremy put the first question of his game to him.
Sighing, he said he thought he could rule out two of the names given as options when asked which Keith was a member of the Stones.
Jeremy presented him with the options Keith Urban, Keith Chegwin, Keith Richards and Keith Lemon.
Connor knew Urban is a country artist and Lemon is a comedian but wasn’t sure about Cheggers.
But despite having an inkling Richards was correct, he wasn’t confident enough to go all in.
How did Jeremy Clarkson react?
A stunned Jeremy initially seemed mildly exasperated that Connor didn’t know the answer.
But he soon started mugging away to the camera and chuckling over the situation.
One of those is hilariously wrong.
Mocking Connor, Jeremy said: “I can hear the crew laughing.”
He continued: “I can tell you I don’t think this is really breaking with the rules too much, but one of those is hilariously wrong.”
Jeremy Clarkson agrees with Connor about him being an ‘idiot’
Embarrassed, Connor decided his best strategy was to use up a lifeline and ask Jeremy for advice.
He winced: “God I’m going to look like an idiot on TV.”
Jeremy replied: “No no – you already are doing!”
How viewers reacted
Many of those watching at home were beside themselves at Connor’s knowledge gap.
“Oh my God, this man is an idiot #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire,” echoed one Twitter user.
Incorporating the bemusing moment into a hashtag, someone else exclaimed: “[Blank] me #rollingidiot #whowantstobeamillionaire.”
And somebody else tweeted in disbelief: “Never forget the contestant who used a lifeline on the first question #whowantstobeamillionaire.”
Despite his sticky moment, Connor proved a worthy player and recovered to win a cool £135,000. Not bad for a self-proclaimed ‘idiot’!
– Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is next on ITV on Saturday July 31 at 8.30pm.
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