Tipping Point player mistakes Agatha Christie for former Labour deputy Tom Watson
A Tipping Point contestant was left rather embarrassed during their time on the popular ITV gameshow, after he confused former deputy leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, with the legendary crime writer, Agatha Christie.
An easy mistake to make, of course.
For context, the question asked by host Ben Shephard to contestant Dave on Friday’s programme was: “‘Downsizing: How I lost 8 stone, reversed my diabetes and regained my health’ is a book by which former deputy leader of the Labour Party?”
It was initially posed to fellow contestant Rachael as part of the head-to-head round, but she decided to pass it to her opponent, as she didn’t know the answer either.
“Dave, how’s your political dietary knowledge,” said Shephard, as the contestant braced himself to offer up a response.
“I know nothing about politics, and I know nothing about diets,” replied Dave, appearing to laugh uncomfortably in the process.