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Woman loses £31,000 on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ after ignoring husband’s advice

by Rahma Altaf

Lynn Buckingham, a contestant on the British quiz show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, lost £31,000 after ignoring her husband’s advice on the May 8 episode.

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Lynn, from Cambridge, was playing strong and adamant. She reached the safety net stage at £32,000 and wanted to win and raise funds to buy a conservatory.

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The woman was on the show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. (Image source: YouTube)

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Lynn Buckingham lost £31,000 after ignoring her husband’s advice. (Image source: Facebook)

After settling her safety net over the question for £64,000, Lynn was asked, “In 2016, who did Boris Johnson succeed as Foreign Secretary?”

The options  she was given to answer from were Liam Fox, Philip Hammond, Kenneth Clarke or William Hague. Lynn stumbled for a while, not knowing the answer to the political question, and decided to use her ‘Ask The Host’ lifeline.

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The new host, Jeremy Clarkson, thought the answer was William Hague. (Image source: YouTube)

Jeremy Clarkson, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, did not know the answer to the question either. He said he believed the right answer was William Hague, but he was not sure.

Some Twitter users shared a few tweets on his lack of knowledge too.

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The perplexed contestant then decided to use her ‘Phone a Friend’ lifeline and called up her husband, Ian Buckingham, on the show.

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Lynn’s husband, Ian, advised that the correct answer is Philip Hammond. (Image source: YouTube)

Ian was not sure about the answer either but advised his wife to go with ‘Option B’, which was Philip Hammond.

Lynn was still not convinced so she decided to gamble away her £64,000 and go against her husband’s advice. She chose the answer that Jeremy suggested, ‘Option D’, which was William Hague.

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Image source: YouTube

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Image source: YouTube

After the answer was locked, the show went on a break, and fans could not hold on to the suspense. They instantly Googled the answer and found out that Lynn had just lost £31,000.

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When the question appeared in front of Lynn, her first reaction was, “It wasn’t Hammond.” Later, when the correct answer was revealed, she said, “Ian will kill me!” To thisJeremy Clarkson responded, “May I make a suggestion – don’t go home tonight.” 

Naturally, Twitter users decided to share their opinions on Lynn’s loss. Some tweets even reacted to the lack of trust she had in her husband.

However, Lynn did not leave the show empty-handed; she won £1000 and Clarkson jokingly suggested her to use the money to buy herself ‘one thirtieth of the conservatory.’



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