Ben Shephard and candidate Robert Peston poked fun at the Prime Minister on the latest episode of ITV’s game show Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. The cheeky stunt likened the prime minister to the coin-pushing machine.
Celebrity spin-off series Tipping Point saw three famous faces tackle the amazing machine in an attempt to raise money for charity.
The star-studded lineup included Loose Women’s Judi Love, The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks and journalist Robert Peston.
While the original series shows members of the public competing to win the cash prize, the stars were going to donate the £20,000 prize to charity.
However, at the start of the games, both the host and the contestant attacked the British government.
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After introducing the guests, Ben moved directly to general knowledge questions.
Following a correct answer about ABBA, Robert took the giant arcade stye machine, which meant he could free a coin in the machine.
While doing so, Ben joked about his coin release technique while advising him to focus on timing.
As he begged, “Come on, come on,” Robert struggled to knock the chips off the shelf, leading Ben to comment, “They’ll just sit and tease you.”
Ben added: “Sitting on the edge, they will sit on the edge and tease us sadly, nothing falls out of the machine.”
Unfortunately for Robert, his technique didn’t work as the scores didn’t change in his favor.
As the episode continued, Judi was the first contestant to be eliminated after scoring last place with a sum of £400.
After Pete and Robert battled it out, the TOWIE star came out on top with a £1,600 win, while Robert came in second with £800.
Throughout the episode, Ben kept the audience and contestants laughing with a double-sided joke.
This happened after Robert tried to disassemble the counters, which Judi had pushed closer to the edge during her lap.
As a result, Ben joked that Robert was “after Judi’s danglers”, which caused the audience to burst into laughter.
Tipping Point is available on ITV Hub.