‘We messed up’ Jimmy Carr hands out £18,000 jackpot after I Literally Just Told You error

Jimmy Carr forks out £18k after quiz show blunder

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Jimmy Carr, 49, has hosted the new British game show I Literally Just Told You since its arrival on Channel 4 on December 16. The comedian had to admit to a massive show error on an episode three weeks back, leading to Jimmy having to give away the £18,000 jackpot prize.

You’ve got to own your mistakes.

Jimmy Carr

Some questions on the show are multiple choice general knowledge questions.

However, the majority are memory-based questions about facts and events from earlier in the episode.

An earlier episode followed Sainsbury’s worker Eddy, from Glasgow, who lost out on the jackpot due to not guessing Ariana Grande’s age right.

Jimmy “owned the mistake” as the show never mentioned Ariana’s age earlier in the show.

Eddy was brought on stage at one of Jimmy’s gigs three weeks later where he was surprised with a giant cheque.

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats host said: “Now I’ve got something to tell you, I’ve got something to confess.

“You lost the money on a question – it was Ariana Grande’s age.

“We talked about her age but we never gave you the specific age so we messed up.

“And when you mess up in life, you’ve got to own your mistakes. Here’s a cheque for £18,000.”

An overjoyed Eddy delighted with the money, and was cheered by the crowd as he accepted the cash.

Jimmy’s new series features contestants competing against each other to win the prize money for their chosen charities, with the celebrity edition airing last night.

Nick Knowles recently slammed the concept of Jimmy’s new show for “playing charities against each other”.

Tweeting last Thursday in view of his 159,800 followers, the DIY SOS star penned: “So Jimmy Carr’s ‘I literally just told you’ plays off charities against each other to go home with nothing so 3 important charities took part tonight but received no cash at all.

“Only one got money. I’m not sure I like playing charities off against each other for entertainment.”

CalsyChat replied: “Same with The Weakest Link I think sir!”

Nick responded: “Then I’m unhappy with that too – I recently did Catchphrase because the charity gets what you win.”

BernRobMidd added: “All celeb game shows I’ve seen this Xmas seem to only have one winner and winners charity.” (sic)

Nick responded: “Yes it’s been a thing recently – in days gone the contestants would get a consolation amount for their charities.

“I was offered formats which had charities playing for the money and I always turned them down because you can’t make charities play for cash for our entertainment.”

Sharm26 commented: “Michael McIntyre’s Wheel was very generous as it tripled the winner’s amount.”

Nick replied: “I think you have to or it just looks usurious of people’s suffering.”

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