Harry Redknapp crashes out of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Harry Redknapp crashes out of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Harry Redknapp crashes out of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire without any money after getting the £500 question wrong

  • The football manager, 74, answered three questions correctly on the quiz show but crashed out on the £500 pound question
  • A source said: ‘He was clearly shocked and embarrassed at getting the boot so early in the competition — he’d barely been in the hotseat a few minutes’
  • They added: ‘But he was crestfallen mainly because he’d failed to raise any funds and didn’t hesitate to put his hand in his pocket’ 
  • Harry’s mishap marks the first time since Jeremy Clarkson took over as host of the show in 2018 that a celebrity has failed to win any money 

It all proved too much for Harry Redknapp on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as he left the show without a penny.

The football manager, 74, answered three questions correctly on the quiz series but crashed out on the £500 pound question.   

A source told The Sun: ‘He was clearly shocked and embarrassed at getting the boot so early in the competition — he’d barely been in the hotseat a few minutes.

Mishap: It all proved too much for Harry Redknapp on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as he left the show without a penny

‘But he was crestfallen mainly because he’d failed to raise any funds and didn’t hesitate to put his hand in his pocket.

‘It was certainly a contrast to when he was on another big ITV show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, which he won.’

While Harry failed to win money for charity, the publication reported he offered to donate cash out of his own pocket instead.

Harry’s mishap marks the first time since Jeremy Clarkson took over as host of the show in 2018 that a celebrity has failed to win any money.

Bad luck: The football manager, 74, answered three questions correctly on the quiz series but crashed out on the £500 pound question

A source said: ‘He was clearly shocked and embarrassed at getting the boot so early in the competition — he’d barely been in the hotseat a few minutes’

They added: ‘But he was crestfallen mainly because he’d failed to raise any funds and didn’t hesitate to put his hand in his pocket’

Answering the £1,000 question is the only way to ensure you take home any money at all on the high-stakes game show. 

Harry’s appearance on the show will air on ITV tomorrow at 9pm.  

It comes after Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers were left unimpressed after Jeremy made a joke about late comedian Sean Lock.

The episode saw Jimmy Carr, Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford and Olympian Christine Ohuruogu taking part to win money for charity.

Awkward: Harry’s mishap marks the first time since Jeremy Clarkson took over as host of the show in 2018 that a celebrity has failed to win any money

Rules: Answering the £1,000 question is the only way to ensure you take home any money at all on the high-stakes game show

Before Jimmy’s turn, Jeremy explained the rules to him, saying: ‘You’ve got four life lines, 50/50, you’ve got two phone a friends because you’ve got no audience because of Covid… ‘

Jimmy then interrupted and joked: ‘Oh I thought that was because people preferred Tarrant’, referring to the show’s original host Chris Tarrant.

The crew then gasped to which Jimmy said: ‘What?!’ 

Jeremy replied: ‘That was because they were promised Sean Lock!’ 

Some viewers were upset by the joke as it has been just three months since Sean died aged 58 from cancer in August.

Not happy: It comes after Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers were left unimpressed after Jeremy made a joke about late comedian Sean Lock

Jibe: The joke came when contestant Jimmy Carr asked if the reason why there was no studio audience was because people preferred Chris Tarrant (Sean pictured in 2012)

Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: ‘Very poorly timed joke about the late Sean Lock on @MillionaireUK just now. Clearly filmed before he passed but could have been cut out of the edit surely’.

Another wrote: ‘Well done @ITV. It’s very sensitive of you to include a joke about the late Sean Lock not being able to appear on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

Another viewer said: ‘Wow nobody thought it was appropriate to edit out the Sean Lock comment’.

One user added: ‘A Sean Lock reference… Who’s job is it to check these shows and edit them before they’re televised???’

Awkward: The crew gasped to which Jimmy said: ‘What?!’ with Jeremy replying: ‘That was because they were promised Sean Lock!’

Reaction: Some viewers were upset by the joke as it has been just three months since Sean died aged 58 from cancer

Another unimpressed viewer said: ‘Was that really a Sean Lock gag on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Bit too soon’.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for ITV for comment. 

Sean, known for his surreal content and deadpan style, was best known as a team captain on Jimmy Carr’s popular Channel 4 comedy panel show and its spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Leading the tributes, Jimmy said it was ‘brutal news’ and that he was ‘laughing and crying’ while watching clips of Lock – while his friend Lee Mack, who called him a ‘true original both in comedy and life’. 

Career: Sean was best known as a team captain on Jimmy Carr’s popular Channel 4 comedy panel show and its spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (pictured in 2010)

Message: Leading the tributes, Jimmy said it was ‘brutal news’ and that he was ‘laughing and crying’ while watching clips of Sean

Father-of-three Sean, who had two daughters and one son with his wife Anoushka, appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over – and also wrote and starred in the popular BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High.

Jon Richardson, the comedian’s fellow captain on 8 Out Of Ten Cats, praised his ‘incredible comic brain’; Susie Dent from the Countdown version described him as an ‘exceptional man’; Ricky Gervais said he was ‘one of the funniest, most influential comedians of a generation’; and Alan Davies said Lock was ‘funny on stage, hilarious off’.

Sean’s agent labelled the Woking-born star as ‘one of Britain’s finest comedians’, saying his ‘boundless creativity, lightning wit and the absurdist brilliance of his work, marked him out as a unique voice in British comedy’.

Bill Bailey, who was a close friend of Sean’s, said the comedian had been diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer several years ago. 

Health: Bill Bailey, who was a close friend of Sean’s, said the comedian had been diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer several years ago (pictured in 2010) 

In an interview with ITV, he said: ‘He had been diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago and it was at the time quite a blow, particularly when it was quite advanced.

‘We’ve tried to make the most of the last few years. We spent a lot of time together and went on trips together. And he’s continued to work.

‘He’s amazingly courageous and tough individual who was mentally strong throughout the whole time. I’m just grateful for the time we have had together.

‘A lot of comics are talking about the fact that he inspired them to become comedians. He was the one that gave them the strength and courage to carry on as comedians – it’s a tough business.

‘He was fearless and determined and that’s what gave them strength.’

From building sites to adored comedian, Sean Lock’s journey to stardom

Sean Lock on stage at the ‘We Know Where You Live. Live!’ event at Wembley in June 2001

Born in Woking, Surrey, the comedy star left school in the early 1980s and began working on building sites but developed skin cancer, which he blamed on over-exposure to the sun. He made a full recovery and focused on a career in comedy.

One of his first professional TV appearances was in 1993, starring alongside Rob Newman and David Baddiel on their signature TV show Newman And Baddiel In Pieces.

He script-edited the 1998 BBC Two series, Is It Bill Bailey? and had his own show on BBC Radio 4 called 15 Minutes Of Misery, which was later expanded into TV series 15 Storeys High.

The show was set in a tower block and centred on a pessimistic character called Vince (played by Lock) and his flatmate Errol, played by Benedict Wong.

In 2005 Lock became a regular team captain on the panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, a role he held for 18 series.

Between 2006 and 2007 he hosted Channel 4 series, TV Heaven, Telly Hell, in which he invited celebrities to share their own selection of TV’s triumphs and tragedies. Guests on the show included Alan Davies, Johnny Vaughan, David Mitchell, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Nick Hancock.

Speaking at the time, Lock said: ‘I think one of my all-time favourite shows is Catchphrase with Roy Walker. I loved it. I used to like Roy’s restraint, because, for a comedian, the opportunity to take the mick out of some of the ridiculous answers could have been too hard to resist.’

Lock also appeared on panel shows including Have I Got News for You, QI, and They Think It’s All Over. In 2000 he won the gong for the best live stand-up at the British Comedy Awards.  

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