TIPPING Point viewers have criticized the show for an “outrageous” blunder after host Ben Shephard gave the wrong answer to a trivia question.
Contestants Ben, Diane, Shannon and Ben joined the panel on Tuesday afternoon’s episode of the ITV quiz show as they battled it out to win £10,000.
But vigilant fans were stunned when contestant Ben was served a wrong answer during his Q&A.
Contestant Ben was asked: “In the UK, the longest day of the year appears in which month?”
Ben replied “July” but was corrected by Ben telling him the answer was June.
Observant viewers immediately blasted the show, claiming the answer was wrong and calling the slip “outrageous.”
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Bad question about tipping point. The longest day is not in June, these are the longest daylight hours.
“The longest day is when the clocks go back 25 hours.”
Others soon rallied to express their outrage at the mistake, and another person exclaimed, “You are so right! This is so bad, they should know better!”
A third agreed, adding: “Really outrageous it’s a trivia show they should check their answers!”
On the “longest day” of the year, also known as the summer solstice, Brits are treated to nearly 17 hours of sunlight sometime in June.
But as eagle-eyed fans have pointed out, this only accounts for daylight hours and not the longest full day, which works longer with Daylight Saving Time.
Tipping Point airs weekdays at 4pm on ITV.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/18042861/tipping-point-itv-ben-shephard/ Tipping Point viewers call out the show over “egregious” question errors and anger: “Check your answers!”