Ben Shephard shuts down ‘smug’ Tipping Point contestant as viewers fume

Tipping Point fans branded one unfortunate player as "smug" on today's show, when he managed to eliminate another contestant by passing on several questions.

Player Steve decided to opt to "pass" on a number of quiz questions, forcing contestant Jean to answer the queries instead.

Ben Shephard was quick to call him out on the repeated passes, sarcastically suggesting he was being "generous" in choosing to dodge the questions.

He said: "He's being very generous Jean, passing to you a lot."

Player Jean was clearly tired of it, as she snapped: "Is that generous?"

Jean was quickly knocked out of the competition, as the quickfire questions left her with barely any cash in the kitty.

Taking to Twitter, viewers were left raging over Steve's decision to pass on a number of questions, feeling it was an unfair tactic.

One fumed: "Passing to Jean again! #tippingpoint

"Steve only passing so he can smugly answer more questions #tippingpoint," added a second.

And a third chimed: "I don't understand people who pass in the second round on."

While a fourth angry fan vented: "Steve = smug."

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