Watch: Tipping Point contestant bungles 'easy' space question
Tipping Point viewers saw the funny side after a contestant bungled an extremely easy question about space.
Fire marshal Paul was one of the hopefuls on the latest instalment of the ITV show and looked like he was in with a shot when host Ben Shephard asked him a question with a very obvious answer.
“A Mars-quake is a violent shaking that occurs on the surface of which planet?” he asked, giving away the answer in the question.
However, Paul looked stumped and sat there with a blank look on his face as the seconds ticked by.
“The Moon?” he finally guessed.
“Mars!” exclaimed Shephard.
Fans were in stitches over the contestant’s slip and plenty took to social media to post crying with laughter emojis and funny memes about the blunder.
“Did he just say the moon?” tweeted one incredulous viewer.
Another called it a “ridiculous answer” while one posted: “Marsquake on the moon. Of course. Sometimes I wonder if this is even real life.”
One fan joked: “Paul knows nothing, where’s he been living? On the moon? It’s a dangerous place to be with all those Marsquakes going on.”
“Dear Paul, the moon is not a planet,” another fan wrote.
"Paul is going home to his house on ‘planet’ moon," another person quipped.
It’s not the first time that viewers have been flabbergasted by an answer on Tipping Point.
Last week fans were in fits when a hopeful named Joe was asked to name a US state that began and ended with the letter A – and answered Florida.
Viewers posted messages on social media asking if the response was even serious.
"Where do you get your contestants from?" one person asked the ITV game show.
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