The embarrassing moment this Who Wants to be a Millionaire contestant fails at the first question

Getting the chance to appear a major game show and win money would be a dream come true for any trivia nerd or intellect.

Shows like University Challenge and Mastermind really task the contestants who take part, but few shows are as gripping to behold as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The show, which has been on air across the world since 1998, has produced many memorable moments.

Who can forget the notorious cheat Charles Ingram, who conned his way to the top prize in 2001? Or the poor woman who failed maybe the easiest question ever?

Well, we may have a new contender to the crown of the most embarrassing WWTBAM? moment. Step-forward Brenton Andreasik.

Before we go any further, we should disclose that this actually occurred in 2015, but went viral again this week. Despite it being three years old, it's still really funny and kind of bizarre.

While introducing himself to the audience and host Chris Hamilton, Brenton beams with confidence and seems certain that we will do well during the competition saying:

Ten million people watching a show about smart people every night, celebrating being smart, and I thought, you know what, maybe it’s not so bad being smart.

Maybe it's not bad being a nerd. Maybe it's cool to be smart and I followed that all the way, and I just graduated from medical school. 

Can't say fairer than that. But everything begins to fall apart very quickly for poor Brenton when he is presented with his first question, which reads:

Snapping selfies in kitchens you can’t afford and taking a ‘meatball break’ are two things BuzzFeed says every twentysomething does on their first trip… where?

Now, that is a rather convoluted way of asking such a question, but with the options of 'To Paris, To London, To Rome or To Ikea', you would see through the confusion and go for the most obvious answer, right?

Unfortunately, for Brenton, he completely botches the question and goes home empty-handed and hanging his head in shame. Watch the full clip in the video below:

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