Tipping Points Ben Shephard blasts player as ITV fans fume over awful habit

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    Tipping Point host Ben Shephard didn't hold back his harsh words for one of the contestants on the latest episode of the ITV gameshow (May 9).

    Viewers at home tuned in to watch three new contestants vie to win money from the coin machine, but were left distracted by Robert's clumsy and erratic gameplay.

    As Sales Manager Robert took to the machine to play his counters, both Ben and the viewers were put off by his method, which often left his counters riding on top of the others and not landing on the shelf in time.

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    After witnessing a string of these "horrendous drops," Ben finally chimed in and warned Robert about his timing.

    "That was shocking!" blasted Ben. "You were all over the show there Robert."

    Viewers at home agreed, taking to social media to comment.

    “Robert, you fu**ing maniac, what are you playing at?” blasted one fan.

    “WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT, ROBERT?!!,” echoed a second.

    A third fan chimed in, saying: “Even Ben said that drop was shocking,” while a fourth penned: “Abysmal timing.”

    Robert’s luck didn’t get any better, as he managed to score precisely zero in any of his drops.

    The other players, Will and Anne, weren’t very lucky in the machine either, having only scored £200 between them in the first round.

    Some fans even dubbed it the “worst round ever”

    “Total of £200 from round 1. Is that the worst ever?” said a fan, as a another added: “I’ve never seen so many counters go down without tipping anything, ever! Where do they get these contestants from?”

    Will was able to up the ante in the next round after Robert ended up going home first with nothing in the bank.

    He managed to get £1350 in his bank vs Anne’s £800, taking him into the final to win a possible £10k.

    Anne left viewers in stitches when she was asked to name a West End show that was released in 2017, which saw the title character’s name as the hit song of the show.

    Her answer “Les Miserables” caught viewers off guard as Ben informed that that particular show came out in 1987, more than 30 years ago.

    “OMG she thought Les Mis was the title character of a musical!,” said one fan.

    Another penned: “Les Mis has been going since the 1980s lol.”

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