Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers are amazed at morning TV question


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers are left frustrated as PhD student fails to answer £4,000 morning TV question despite saying it was ‘easy’ and using the 50/50 lifeline – but could YOU get it right?

  • Laura Gallagher, of Northern Ireland, failed to answer the £4,000 question
  • The PhD student was asked which ITV daytime show was first broadcast in 1988
  • Contestant used a lifeline but appeared confident in her final answer
  • However she crashed out of the show, much to the frustration of viewers at home

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers were left screaming at their screens as a contestant crashed out of the show after failing to answer a £4,000 question about morning TV. 

In last night’s episode, Laura Gallagher, of Northern Ireland, breezed through the first six questions before she was was asked: ‘Which of these ITV daytime shows was first broadcast in 1988?’ 

She was given the options: ‘A. Dickinson’s Real Deal; B. GMTV; C. Loose Women; D. This Morning.’ 

In last night’s episode, Laura Gallagher, of Northern Ireland, breezed through the first six questions before she was was asked: ‘Which of these ITV daytime shows was first broadcast in 1988?’

PhD Psychology student appeared confident in her answer and quickly dismissed This Morning and Loose Women before adding: 'GMTV is the one that makes the most sense... I'm 90 per cent sure it's "B".' However she still asked to use the 50/50 lifeline

PhD Psychology student appeared confident in her answer and quickly dismissed This Morning and Loose Women before adding: ‘GMTV is the one that makes the most sense… I’m 90 per cent sure it’s “B”.’ However she still asked to use the 50/50 lifeline

PhD Psychology student appeared confident in her answer and quickly dismissed This Morning and Loose Women before adding: ‘GMTV is the one that makes the most sense… I’m 90 per cent sure it’s “B”.’ 

However she still decided to use the 50/50 lifeline and had two of the four answers eliminated, leaving her with GMTV and This Morning. 

The narrowing of the field gave Laura the boost she needed and she answered: ‘Okay, easy. It’s GMTV. Final answer.’ 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will crown first winner in 14 years TONIGHT

The first Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? winner in 14 years will be crowned tonight.

The winner, whose identity has not been revealed, is understood to be a man who answered the 15 questions to reach the jackpot in ‘record time’. 

Jeremy Clarkson has already described the winner as the ‘best contestant ever’ and said he or she ‘whizzed through’.

The winner will be just the sixth millionaire to triumph on the ITV show since its launch in 1998.

But seconds later she was left with her head in her hands when presenter Jeremy Clarkson told her: ‘It’s the wrong answer’. 

The shock on Laura’s face was clear and she said, ‘No! What?’ Before the host admitted: ‘I am struggling to think of anything to say to make you feel better. I’m so sorry.’ 

The moment left viewers at home frustrated, with one taking to Twitter to share: ‘I knew it was This Morning! GMTV started in 1993, then Daybreak in 2010 and now Good Morning Britain started in 2014 and TV AM was from 1983 to 1992 #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.’

Another wrote: ‘Omg that girl then how did she just dismiss This Morning has she never heard of Richard and Judy #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.’

A third added: ‘It was #ThisMorning all day long. She should have phoned me Hugging face #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire.’ 

Before leaving the show with £1,000, Laura answered six other questions on a range of topics. 

Think you could match her streak and get them all right? Scroll down to see them and then check your answer at the bottom. 

Laura appeared on ITV’s This Morning today, where she admitted that her nerves had gotten the better of her during last night’s appearance.  

‘I think I was shaking the whole time’, she said, ‘Up until that point, you’re watching everyone else and then your name gets called and everything changes.’ 

She explained that the fact the breakfast television show is still airing is what prompted her incorrect answer, but insisted if she wasn’t ‘so nervous’, she would have thought the question through more. 

‘I think because it’s [GMTV] not on and This Morning is still around’, she said, ‘That was what stuck in my head and if I wasn’t so nervous, I would have thought it through and remembered it better.’ 

Laura appeared on ITV's This Morning today, where she admitted that her nerves had gotten the better of her during last night's appearance

Laura appeared on ITV’s This Morning today, where she admitted that her nerves had gotten the better of her during last night’s appearance

Laura had applied for the show ‘on a whim’ last year, and while she feels it’s a ‘pity’ she didn’t get further, Laura told she was ‘always going to gamble’. 

‘It was my first time applying’, said Laura, ‘I applied on a whim last year, so I was so lucky I was able to get on the first go.’ 

She added: ‘I was always going to gamble, it was a pity it was so early on but I don’t feel too awful.

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£2,000 QUESTION 

ANSWERS

1. B. Fire

2. D. Golf

3. A. Ariel

4. D. Sleep

5. D. Stock exchange

6. B. Triage

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