Tipping Point fans fume as player skips ‘easy’ geography question about London

Tipping Point fans were left fuming when one contestant said "pass" when asked to name London as a capital city.

Ben Shephard, 46, who has hosted the gameshow for nearly ten years, asked Emma: "Ealing, Acton and Chiswick are areas in which capital city in the UK?"

The full-time mum from Derbyshire looked flummoxed. She hesitated before deciding to pass the question.

Fans took to Twitter to express their frustration.

One viewer wrote: "She passed on London – the UK capital city? #TippingPoint"

Another wrote: "God Emma."

Ben decided to question Emma on why she passed the question which he thought might have been an easy one.

He said: "That first question though…" to which Emma started laughing saying, "I didn't know, I didn't know!"

Trying to save Emma's grace, Ben said: "I'm hoping that you didn't quite hear, or weren't really listening? Because you do know that the capital of the UK is London."

"Oh capital! Oh, I didn't hear that. Oh yes – I knew that!"

However, fans of the show weren't as forgiving.

On fan wrote: "None of these dumb b***s better make it to the final. They don't deserve to with their pitiful answers or lack of. #TippingPoint"

Another social media user wrote: "Emma had a lovely day. But deserves to get kicked off with that embarrassing performance #tippingpoint."

Emma was unsurprisingly knocked out of the competition leaving Sue, a negotiation consultant from Sussex, as the last contestant standing to try her luck on Tipping Point.

However, in this years series, some contestants will prove to have more luck.

Ben appeared on ITV 's This Morning to reveal that there will be a double jackpot winner on this years series.

The Tipping Point presenter told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes that both doubles fell at the same time, so it was a double-double drop.

He admitted that it "threw everybody into a spin" because they've filmed over 1,000 episodes of Tipping Point and it had never happened before.

Tipping Point airs weekdays at 4pm on ITV

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