Tipping Point host Ben Shephard gutted at unlucky player’s ‘brave’ final move
Tipping Point host Ben Shephard was left gutted as the latest finalist walked away with no cash prize after a disastrous final move.
Thursday's episode (May 19) of the ITV quiz show saw London-based finance director Sushila beat out her fellow contestants Amaan and Gary for a spot in the final and the chance to win the £10,000 jackpot counter.
Having already secured a mystery prize speedboat experience, Sushila was left with the option of walking away with her amassed cash prize of £3,250 or making a risky trade.
Deciding to risk everything and trade her cash pot for three extra counters to try and knock down the jackpot counter, she said: "It's right on the edge, isn't it?
"So, three counters probably would be enough.
"You know what? In for a penny, in for a pound. I'll take the trade."
Sushila's bravery proved to have disastrous consequences.
As the first final counter was played, Sushila managed to significantly nudge the jackpot counter.
However, her next two efforts were left riding and short and she subsequently walked away without any money at all.
As Sushila buried her head in her hands, an equally distraught Ben tried to comfort the player – who had dreamed of purchasing a backyard annex with her winnings.
Ben said: "Oh Sushila, I'm so sorry. I can't quite believe it's not gone.
"You had it in such a perfect position and it's hanging so close but it's not gone, I'm so sorry.
"You were brave enough to go for it.
"You're leaving with your speedboat experience as well and hopefully you've enjoyed it nonetheless."
Tipping Point viewers also expressed their sympathies for the unlucky finalist.
One wrote: "What were you thinking, Sushila? What were you thinking?"
Another concluded: "That's the thing with #tippingpoint it's all about luck and Sushila's finally ran out."
Tipping Point airs at 4pm on weekdays on ITV.
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