A FORMER contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? has lifted the lid on some of the show’s top secrets.
A post on Reddit from seven years ago has revealed a behind the scenes rule that many fans of the series will be shocked to find out.
Secrets about Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? have come to lightCredit: Associated Press
One person has spilled the beans on what happens behind the scenesCredit: Alamy
Taking to the social news aggregation site, user coldenigma posted: “Redditors who have been on a gameshow or any contest on TV, what were some behind the scenes ‘rules’ that they tell you before they send you out before the cameras?”
In reply, another user known as Mrs_New_Vegas, claimed: “I was a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire last year.
“We were told that if we even so much as looked at another contestant while we were filming the episode, we would both be disqualified.”
Backing up her claim, another user replied: “I was on that show, too. It was great fun, despite the weird no eye contact thing.”
It’s not the first time that someone has spilled the beans about what it’s like to be a part of the show.
Nik, who featured on the programme back in 2010, revealed how he was picked up by a “posh car” to film his episode based in New York.
He went on to detail how he and the other contestants were “briefed by the show’s lawyers and producers” about how to behave on set.
The contestant joked how it was key to “not show fake enthusiasm” and, therefore, was given tips about being themselves.
In another bizarre set of circumstances, a person who featured as a lifeline on the show also made a bold claim.
They revealed: “We were prepped, the five of us that were the chosen lifelines and, in this prepping, there was no mention about googling.
“In other words, it was understood that using the 30 second window to Google the question would be acceptable.
“Many people wonder this, I think, so I thought I’d share.”
Regis Philbin presented 11 episodes of a special edition for the show’s tenth anniversaryCredit: Alamy
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