Tipping Point viewers gobsmacked as contestant is spitting image of Phillip Schofield

Social media users were convinced show hopeful Paul was a famous person’s lookalike

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ITV viewers thought a celebrity contestant had snuck into the Tipping Point studios as eagle-eyed fans spotted Phillip Schofield's doppelgänger on Thursday afternoon's episode of the hit show.

As host Ben Shephard welcomed a new batch of contestants onto the daytime gameshow, fans took to social media to point out player Paul's resemblance to This Morning presenter Phil.

"What the hell is Schofield doing on #TippingPoint?," one person mused, while another wrote: "Phillip Schofield's lookalike on #TippingPoint!"

A third observer simply said: "Phillip Schofield on today!"

While many seemed in agreement that the hopeful contestant undoubtedly looked like TV presenter, some thought Paul actually had the look another famous face.

Social media claimed contestant Paul was spitting image of Phillip Schofield

One social media user claimed that the Tipping Point star was actually the lookalike of former X Factor judge, Louis Walsh.

While it wasn't actually a celebrity appearing on the Thursday edition of the popular ITV show, there has been some famous contestants on Tipping Point over the years since it first aired back in July 2012.

The ITV show, hosted by Ben since it's debut episode, sees four contestants answer general knowledge questions to win counters which they use on a large coin pusher arcade-style machine.

Tipping Point fans thought that This Morning host Phil had stumbled onto the set

One winner has a chance at the end to take home some money with the other three leaving with nothing.

Thanks to his popularity with viewers, in 2013 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars was launched which sees celebrity contestants try to win some money for their chosen charity.

The first edition of the star-studded special saw football pundit Chris Kamara, Countdown queen Rachel Riley and Loose Women’s Stacey Solomon compete to raise some cash for a good cause.

Ben has hosted the hit show since it first aired back in 2012

Since then, there has been over 70 episodes of the popular show starring famous faces with the likes of Denise Van Outen, Lorraine Kelly, Andi Peters and Charlotte Crosby just some of the celebrities competing in the hope of winning £20,000 for good causes.

Another talking point from Thursday's show got viewing chatting on social media too – this time to discuss how easy one contestant's questions were.

Fans were confused with some of the seemingly easy questions aimed at show hopeful Jo.

One took to Twitter fuming that the presenter was 'taking the p**s' when he asked contestants, "Where do Australian people come from?"

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Jo quickly answered correctly and her luck continued when she received another easy question.

Host Ben went on to ask: "The words 'mock' and 'cocktail' are often combined to make which word that is used to describe a non-alcoholic drink?"

Good Morning Britain Ben also frustrated social media users when he also asked what fruit makes lemonade.

"I know that #TippingPoint isn't exactly Mastermind but that Q takes the p***," one angry Twitter used exclaimed.

Another said: "Even I knew that! #tippingpoint."

Tipping Point continues to air each and every weekday on ITV1 with episodes also available on the ITV Hub.

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