Tipping Points Ben Shephard says I give up as unique player tries her luck
Tipping Point viewers were left in hysterics during Wednesday's (September 27) edition of the ITV gameshow as host Ben Shephard hailed the performance a "unique" contestant.
Semi-retired local government officer Jean kept fans entertained throughout the episode with her pronunciations, reasoning and her ability to talk herself out of a number of correct answers.
In doing so, however, Jean, from London, somehow managed to bag herself two mystery prizes in the form of a pizza oven and a weekend break for two, before reaching the final round and departing with a cool £3,550 in cash.
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Midway through the show, meanwhile, Jean's revelation about her hobby had Ben trying to contain his laughter.
"Am I right in understanding you're a trained magician, Jean?" he asked. "Yes I can do the odd trick. I've been doing it for about four years now," she replied. Ben pondered: "Are you any good, Jean?"
"I do have a dippy duck," Jean continued. "It's a duck that you press and it picks a card out." It prompted Ben to admit: "Regardless of the magic, it's a pretty spectacular show if you're doing it, Jean! Something tells me it's going to be very entertaining and people always enjoy it. We're certainly enjoying your performance so far."
After eliminating her competitors Jen and James, meanwhile, Jean entered the final round to play for the £10,000 jackpot.
Here, a somewhat unorthodox method of trying to bag the all-important counter left Ben perplexed, however.
As Jean asked repeatedly to change drop zones, he told her: "You can do what you like Jean. I'm giving up!" Sadly she missed out on the counter, but appeared to be delighted with her day's work.
"It's a lovely amount of money," enthused Ben as the programme concluded. "You've absolutely cleaned up Jean, you've been brilliant. Hopefully that [prize money] will get you and your daughter somewhere nice and hot."
"I've had a lovely time," responded Jean. "I've really enjoyed myself."
Ben then quipped: "We've loved playing alongside you, Jean. It's been pretty unique and thoroughly entertaining so thank you so much."
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Following the show, viewers flocked to X (formerly Twitter) to declare their enjoyment at Jean's appearance, with one commenting: "Loved that and Jean was bonkers but great fun #TippingPoint."
Another added: "The craziest contestant ever to appear on #TippingPoint and that’s saying something."
A third wrote: "Don't know if it's deliberate, but Jean is very funny."
And a fourth said: "Oh we need a Jean on every episode! #TippingPoint."
Tipping Point airs weeknights on ITV1 and ITVX at 4pm
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