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Ben Shephard rejects Tipping Point answer as fans fume over geography blunder

Tipping Point fans were left feeling a little frustrated this evening as one contestant got her countries and continents mixed up under pressure.

Ben Shephard hosted as two players, Meg and Alyson, hustled to make it to the final round, squaring up to quickfire questions.

When it was Alyson's turn to take on the quiz questions, she performed excellently, only for a question about geography to leave her stumped.

Urgently needing an answer, Ben asked her which continent elephants were native to, aside from Africa.

Against the clock, Alyson panicked, and blurted out the word: "India."

However, as India is a country – rather than a continent – Ben was forced to reject the answer, revealing "Asia" as the correct option.

Alyson looked disappointed but managed to pick herself up as she turned to face the drop zone.

Meanwhile, over on Twitter, viewers were a little exasperated by the geographical mix-up, as they rolled their eyes over the blunder.

One said: "That well known CONTINENT of India!"

A second sarcastic fan added: " Didn't realise India was a continent."

While a third chimed: "India isn't a continent, unlucky."

Alyson and Meg were head to head in the competition, with the pair both racking up an impressive £1,550 in their prize pots.

The matching funds meant Ben had no choice but to host a "sudden death" round, choosing his victor.

Meg was quick to slam her buzzer as Ben asked the players: "Which day of the week comes last in alphabetical order?"

However, Meg reacted too quickly and guessed "Sunday" – rather than the correct answer of Wednesday.

The mistake meant Alyson was granted a place in the final, as Ben exclaimed: "It's come down to sudden death and that means we have found our Tipping Point!"

Turning to the audience, he asked: "Can Alyson master the machine by finding the Tipping Point jackpot?"

Waving the giant silver counter in his hand, Alyson looked nervous as she prepared to face the final round.

Tipping Point airs on weekdays at 4pm on ITV.

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