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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
I can't help thinking that after Danny Dyer's The Wall and Michael MacIntyre's The Wheel, the only logical next step is Harry Hill's The Well, where the big-collared comic dangles contestants over a hole in the ground.
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JasonB London London
I can't help thinking that after Danny Dyer's The Wall and Michael MacIntyre's The Wheel, the only logical next step is Harry Hill's The Well, where the big-collared comic dangles contestants over a hole in the ground.



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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I can't help thinking that after Danny Dyer's The Wall and Michael MacIntyre's The Wheel, the only logical next step is Harry Hill's The Well, where the big-collared comic dangles contestants over a hole in the ground.


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Johnr
No winner tonight, as Michael pointed out the odds of 3 contestants (plus the 3 celebrity opinions!) all losing a 1 in 4 punt must be pretty low!

It reminded me of poor Dale when he had no cheques to hand out at the end of In It To Win It!
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
So if whoever makes it to the final question loses the other contestants get a go?
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Johnr posted:
No winner tonight, as Michael pointed out the odds of 3 contestants (plus the 3 celebrity opinions!) all losing a 1 in 4 punt must be pretty low!

Well about 1 in 4, I think?

That’s when you consider any of the questions aren’t typical general knowledge so as you say it’s a punt so the celebrity help won’t make much difference.
SJ
sjhoward Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Jon posted:
That’s when you consider any of the questions aren’t typical general knowledge so as you say it’s a punt so the celebrity help won’t make much difference.


In fairness, two of the three final questions last night were very guessable / deducible.

The road sign question had three options which indicated things crossing a road and one in which the figure is stationary: it would make a lot of sense to assume that figures crossing a road on standardised road signs always move in the same direction, which would have led the contestant to the correct answer.

On the bears question, even without knowing Bergmann’s rule, it would have been reasonable to assume that a species living in a cold climate would need a smaller surface area to volume ratio to survive, which again would have led the contestant to the correct answer.

Only the Oscars question required a total guess if the contestant didn’t know the answer.

Easy when you’re sat at home and all that...! 🤣
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Jon posted:
Johnr posted:
No winner tonight, as Michael pointed out the odds of 3 contestants (plus the 3 celebrity opinions!) all losing a 1 in 4 punt must be pretty low!

Well about 1 in 4, I think?

That’s when you consider any of the questions aren’t typical general knowledge so as you say it’s a punt so the celebrity help won’t make much difference.


Making the presumption that each answer is selected at random by each contestant in the situation where nobody knows the answer, and noting that each event is independent of each other, the chances of it happening are just over 42% (27 in 64, to be precise).

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Josh
Looks like there's another hidden point: If everyone on the wheel gets the question right, £5,000 is added to the prize fund as well as the base prize.
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
DA
davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Not sure I see the point in a "Celebrity" edition which only has slightly more celebrities than usual on it.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Not sure I see the point in a "Celebrity" edition which only has slightly more celebrities than usual on it.

I guess they still have to do something to make it special for Christmas rather than a standard episode with normal humans.

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