Mastermind celebrities "CHEAT"! The BBC admits that stars who grace the famous black chair "learn which websites and books to revise for their specialty".
- Celebrities are informed of sources from which questions are asked
- Before being seated in a black chair, participants are told where to study for their subject
- People on social media often claim the celebrity version of mastermind is simpler
The BBC has admitted that celebrities who appear on the mastermind quiz show get help before sitting in the famous black chair.
Famous faces turn to sources from which the quiz makers ask the questions on what Beeb calls "the toughest quiz on television".
They get an overview of the websites and books, and questions about their area of expertise are asked before being asked by host John Humphrys, reports The Sunday Express.
The BBC has admitted that individuals who appear on Celebrity Mastermind are directed to the sources used for their area of expertise
A spokesman for the BBC said: “We coordinate the core courses for each subject with the candidate to ensure that they are studying the most credible and reputable information.
"This is merely a guide and does not in any way indicate the content of the questions, and we always make it clear that we can use other reputable sources if necessary so that each person is encouraged to do a thorough research on their subject."
Insiders claim that in order to give them the best chance of winning, the show, which features winners such as Bake Off politician Edwina Currie and Candice Brown, encourages entrants to check out the sources supplied, as well as a number of "reputable" others.
As an example, the BBC noted that in both versions of the quiz show, if a selected topic was a film, the source material would be the film.
Actress Amanda Henderson appeared on the show earlier this year where she called Greta Thunberg "Sharon".
Insiders claim that in order to give them the best chance of winning, the show encourages entrants to check out the sources provided as well as a number of "reputable" others. Pictured: Reality star Montana Brown in the celebrity version of the show
However, for topics with a much wider range, the sources for the questions are narrowed down.
However, the previous 2012 winner, The Chase's Shaun Wallace, has disproved the claims, claiming he never received any information and studied for hours before the show.
Celebrity Mastermind has received a backlash on social media in the past. Many people claim that the questions are easier than those asked of the public.
People often use social media to express their belief that questions about the celebrity version of the show are easier than the original
Kay Young tweeted: & # 39; Celebrity Mastermind annoys me for three reasons: firstly, I rarely know who one of the supposed celebrities is, secondly, the questions are ridiculously simple compared to normal masterminds, and after all, they are mostly fat and don't get that easy Questions right anyway. & # 39;
Another person repeated their feelings and said, “Celebrity mastermind is easy. It's about as good as a pub quiz. & # 39;
& # 39; I saw a little earlier than they described someone "winning" Celebrity Mastermind. And all I could think was, "Oh, the one with the really easy questions and three idiotic opponents?" Added another.
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