Tipping Point viewers were forced to ‘switch off’ after being annoyed by a finalist’s ‘frustrating’ habit.
Fans took to Twitter to complain about contestant Mike’s slow pressing of the button.
And after Mike correctly answered a question about horses, there were plenty of ‘riding’ puns.
Presenter Ben Shephard asked Mike what a female horse under four years old would be called – and Mike correctly guessed filly.
One fuming viewer took to Twitter to say: "Mike knows how to ride. Press it sooner!" with an eye-roll emoji.
Another social media user was so annoyed he had to change channels, writing: "Such a bundle of laughs I’ve switched off."
And someone else wrote: "He is so frustrating lol."
Mike eventually walked away from the programme with £2,150 after refusing to gamble the money to try and get the jackpot counter out of the machine.
But it turned out the counter wouldn’t have dropped regardless.
Viewers were also doubled over with laughter as final contestants Mike and Christine were asked what year Busted sang about in their hit single Year 3000.
Mike hilariously guessed 2025.
One viewer joked on Twitter: "Think of a year in the future Mike… 'erm, in 4 years time'".
Another said: "I’ve been in the year 2025", accompanied by a GIF of Gordon Ramsey calling someone an idiot sandwich.
And viewers were even more baffled as it turned out Christine didn’t know the answer either.
Viewers of the show’s new socially distanced series of Lucky Stars, Tipping Point’s celebrity edition, were distracted by its fake audience noises on Saturday.
Fans pointed out the canned noises were too 'over the top', as pandemic restrictions have laid waste to a live studio audience.
So the programme was dubbed with fake applause and cheering instead.
Jason Manford, Debbie McGee and Iwan Thomas tried their luck on the slots last weekend.
But viewers weren’t impressed, with one writing: "The 'woohs', 'yays' and 'ahhs' from this fake audience are ridiculous."
Another wrote: "Can you lose the fake crowd if you watch via the red button?"
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"I hate the canned audience already," typed someone else.
Thankfully, the regular edition of the programme does contain a real audience as it was filmed before COVID-19 hit, something that was marked by Mike embracing Ben at the end of the show.
"Well done Mike, could see he’s not a hugger, uncomfortable when Ben hugged him," one fan penned on social media.
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