'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' contestant swears as wrong answer loses him £15k

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A contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? was left uttering an expletive after losing £15,000 on the show.

Justin Beattie appeared on the ITV quiz show on Sunday night opposite host Jeremy Clarkson where he confidently gave an incorrect answer to the £16,0000 question.

Clarkson asked: "Which sportsman retired aged just 26, before making an unsuccessful return to competition eight years later?"

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The possible answers were Bjorn Borg, Alain Prost, George Foreman and Carl Lewis, with the correct name being Bjorn Borg.

However, Beattie was convinced it was Lewis and due to his belief in his answer, didn't use any of his lifelines on the question.

Clarkson announced the correct answer, leaving the contestant visibly stunned as he put his hands over his mouth in disbelief.

"Well, I'm heartbroken as well. I mean, not as much as you are," the host said.

Still reeling from the result, Beattie replied: "Oh s***."

Justin Beattie and Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. (Stellify Media)
Justin Beattie and Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. (Stellify Media)

With the first safety net at £1,000, he didn't walk away completely empty-handed.

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Thankfully the second contestant of the episode, Kate Thacker, fared a lot better than Beattie and managed to take home £64,000.

The current series has had to make a few changes due to the coronavirus pandemic and the studio now no longer has an audience.

As a result, the Ask The Audience lifeline has been replaced with a second Phone A Friend option.

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