Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant misses out on £93,000 after 'phone a friend' fail

Publish Date
Thursday, 8 April 2021, 5:47PM

Solicitor Sarah Knapper missed out on a staggering £93,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire this week after she got the wrong answer to a simple geography question.

Viewers were left on the edge of their seats as Knapper was asked the question for £250,000 during her time in the hot seat opposite host Jeremy Clarkson.

Knapper was asked: "What body of water connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean?"

Her potential answers were: A. Windward Passage B. Yucatan Channel C. San Bernardino Strait D. Bay of Campeche.

Unsure of the answer, Knapper used her 'phone a friend' lifeline to ask her friend Barbara, who suggested Windward Passage as the answer.

However, the contestant's gamble didn't pay off, with the correct answer being the Yucatan Channel.

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After storming through the first seven questions in just 15 minutes, Knapper had previously used her 'Ask the Host' and ' 50/50' lifelines on a question about the year of Concorde's last commercial flight.

Agonisingly, she walked away with just £32,000 thanks to her safety net - despite answering the prior question worth £125,000 correctly.