Who Wants to Be a Millionaire fans rip into 'plonker' Dan Walker after embarrassing blunder | The Sun
WHO Wants to Be a Millionaire fans have ripped into 'plonker' Dan Walker after an embarrassing blunder.
The former BBC Breakfast host appeared on the latest celebrity edition of the ITV quiz show alongside host Jeremy Clarkson.
At one point, Dan, 45, was asked: "The Royal residence Sandringham House is closest to which of these cities?" and his options were Brighton, Bristol, Norwich or York.
Despite being a national TV journalist and reporting from all over the country during his career, Dan didn't know, and when Jeremy said he thought Dan would have covered plenty of stories from there, Dan replied: "I've never been to Sandringham."
He then decided to use his ask the audience, with 59 per cent choosing Norwich.
Dan commented: "Should have trusted the gut shouldn't I?"
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He then added: "I know I'm here on my own, but I love a team game and I feel as we together, as combined minds, can get this one right."
He decided to go with Norwich as his final answer, which proved to be correct and he secured £16,000.
However, Millionaire viewers were quick to blast Dan for his lack of geographical knowledge.
One wrote on Twitter: "Dan Walker didn’t know that Norwich was nearer to Sandringham than Bristol, Brighton or York and he’s a news reporter!"
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Another tweeted: "Can't believe a bbc news person didn't know Sandringham was in Norfolk #whowhatstobeamillionaire #danwalker."
A third added: "What a #plonker! #DanWalker. Not knowing that #Norwich was nearest city to #Sandringham."
Meanwhile a fourth shared: "Can’t believe Dan Walker doesn’t know where Sandringham is, has he never reported on it?"
In the end, Dan walked away with £32,000 for his chosen charity, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire airs on ITV and is available on ITV Hub.
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