Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? viewers defended host Jeremy Clarkson after he was accused of being “rude” to the contestants.
The 60-year-old star was lambasted after he told one contestant on last night’s show (Sunday February 14) that he had “made a mess of it” after answering a question incorrectly.
But fans of the star soon took to social media to defend him.
What happened with Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? last night?
Contestant Tom struggled to get to the £16,000 mark, and was clearly having problems with some of the questions.
To get to that point, he had used all of his lifelines up.
However, he had a free shot at £32k, but faltered again on a question about a Nordic drama series.
“Pointless me trying to talk through logic because there won’t be any,” Tom said.
“I’ve got nothing else to go on and nothing to lose so I think Wallander final answer.”
“I won’t take up any more of your time. That’s wrong,” Jeremy retorted.
What did Jeremy Clarkson say to contestant Tom on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Jeremy explained the answer to Tom: “It was in fact Borgen.
“Just in case you are interested at home, Borgen is the nickname for Christiansborg Palace.
“No matter, you came, you saw, you made a mess of it. Nevertheless, you are leaving with £16,000.”
That’s when a fierce debate on Twitter took place.
— evieeeeeeeee..x (@everose1990) February 14, 2021
The absolute arrogance oozing out of Jeremy Clarkson puts me of watching it
— MONICA (@MONICA47281427) February 14, 2021
How did viewers react?
One viewer wrote: “How is Jeremy Clarkson even employed as a presenter!? So rude! Completely ruining a good quiz show! @ITV sort it out, get someone else!!”
Another said: “He didn’t make a mess of it , he won £16k,” followed by an angry face emoji.
The absolute arrogance oozing out of Jeremy Clarkson puts me off watching it.
A third said: “Clarkson is so rude.”
Finally, a fourth commented: “He hasn’t made a mess of anything Jeremy. You couldn’t of done any better.”
Well that's just rude Clarkson is extremely funny
— Atlantic Auto Elec. (@atlanticauto4) February 15, 2021
How did viewers defend Jeremy?
However, viewers also defended Jeremy and his sense of humour.
One said: “You came you saw.. you made a mess of it,” followed by a laughing emoji.
Another wrote: “Jeremy is just being himself, and I applaud that.
“He’s a brilliant host for this show. If you dislike his style so much, why watch? Presumably you have nothing better to do than whinge.”
Another said: “I only watch it because of Jezza & if you’re that bothered switch it off.”
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