ITV The 1% Club viewers left 'stumped' by 'hardest question ever' as no one can answer it

Host of the show, Lee Mack
Host of the show, Lee Mack -Credit:ITV

ITV's The 1% Club left viewers and studio participants scratching their heads with what was dubbed the 'hardest question ever' on the show. The final brain teaser, which only a select 1% of Brits can reportedly solve, saw everyone present at the recording confounded.

Lee Mack hosted the challenging ITV quiz show once again, where contestants face increasingly difficult questions that test logic rather than academic knowledge. In the nail-biting finale, the three remaining contestants opted not to attempt the ultimate question for a chance at the jackpot, a wise choice as it turned out, with none able to decipher the answer.

Audiences at home were equally baffled by the conundrum. One viewer took to X, previously known as Twitter, to express their astonishment: "This was probably the hardest question I have ever seen."

Another agreed, stating: "Definitely one of the hardest 1% questions there's been for a while... didn't get anywhere near it (got the rest using my pass).", reports Birmingham Live.

A third shared their thoughts post-broadcast: "Just finished watching slightly behind live broadcast, and there's no way I would have got this. Hardest question I've seen in a long time. Congrats to the three who won £3,333, particularly Charlotte for getting so far without buying a pass."

Another viewer remarked on the difficulty of the puzzle: "That 1% question was a toughie. Never would have got that in 30s. Or possibly ever!"

The perplexing puzzle presented to the contestants was as follows:

  • Jamaica + Japan = 124

  • Argentina + Armenia + 1245

  • France + Brazil = 23

  • England + Germany =

During the game show, contestants are given a mere 30 seconds to crack difficult questions. The finale saw three contestants walking away with £3,333 apiece when they chose not to answer the final question.

Has the solution clicked for you yet? As host, Lee Mack explained: "The numbers are the positions of any shared letters...e.g Argentina and Armenia share the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th letters. So England and Germany is 56, for the A and the N."