Millionaire fans perplexed as contestant ‘wastes’ two lifelines on ‘easy’ question

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire fans were left completely baffled as one contestant used two lifelines on an "easy" question worth £1,000.

On Saturday night's episode of the ITV series, George was stuck after a question asked by Jeremy Clarkson threw him off.

Jeremy asked: "What is the name of the character created by Jules Verne who travels 'Around the World in Eighty Days'?"

But the contestant, who had already bagged £500 by this point, had to use his 50/50 lifeline to help him.

This left him with the answers "Phileas Fogg" and "Uriah Heep".

However he realised it wasn't enough and was still undecided about his answer, which could potentially lead him on to becoming a millionaire, before using another lifeline.

The contestant had to use two lifelines
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Viewers of the gameshow took to Twitter to share their thoughts as the episode unfolded, with many perplexed with his decision to use two lifelines.

One person shared: "Oh crikey. 2 lifelines used here."

"Feck sake two lifelines on this… #whowantstobeamillionaire," another penned.

"What was the point of using 2 lifelines really on the 1k question what a waste #whowantstobeamillionaire"

A fourth commented: "Two lifelines on phileas f**ing fogg."

Jeremy looked nervous
(Image: ITV)

In recent weeks, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire fans saw Chaser Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett 's transformation.

Mark, 55, has lost 10 stone in weight since he packed in his supply teacher job for TV stardom.

Clips of Mark competing on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire back in 2006 really shows just how much the brain wizard has changed.

"I’m now under 20 stone, and I am really feeling the difference, as well as seeing it,” Mark revealed in an interview with The Sun.

Fans were baffled with his choices
(Image: ITV)

"I’m now down to a 44-inch waist, my chest is 54 inches, while my neck measurements are down to 19 inches, which is fantastic for me and the top end of a normal man’s range.

"My knees really feel the difference. I will never be athletic again but I just move so much better for not carrying that extra weight."

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