Quiz show disasters
A collection of terrible quiz show performances

After UK audiences cringed when two couples in a row fell at the first hurdle on Wednesday night's Million Pound Drop, International Business Times UK presents a list of other game show disasters.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Claims Two Scalps

This clip shows that Wednesday was not the first occasion on which two contestants have stumbled at the start of a game show.

Millionaire Contestant Jumps the Gun

Self-confessed "insomniac" Chase Sampson demonstrates that it is not a good idea to rush past the question "Is that your final answer?"


A maths teacher proves that you do not need to be knowledgeable about all subjects in order to get a job.

Hungary is a Country?

The American game show poses the question "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" In this case, the answer is no.

You're not Allowed to Walk Away

A misunderstanding over the rules leaves this contestant hanging his head in shame.

Somehow Unsolvable

A Wheel of Fortune contestant cannot quite get the answer - despite having all of the letters.

Say What You See

A Catchphrase contestant displays impressive restraint.