Fern Britton hit back after Iain’s patronising comment (Picture: ITV)
Things took a slightly awkward turn on Sunday night’s Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, when Fern Britton hit back at a jibe from Love Island’s Iain Stirling.
Fern was appearing alongside Iain and Made in Chelsea’s Mark-Francis to try and win money for charity in the celebrity edition of the programme.
It came after the 63-year-old was asked a question by Ben Shephard, and the exchange that followed caused her to say ‘don’t you patronise me’ to Iain.
‘How many UK Prime Ministers served between the year 2000 and October 1 2020?’ Ben asked Fern.
Ferne replied: ‘I’m going to say five.’
She then identified Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
Iain Stirling teased Fern on the programme (Picture: ITV)
‘Iain you’re nodding?’ Ben said, seeing Iain agreeing with her.
The comedian replied: ‘That is the correct answer.’
Next, Fern was told it was indeed right. Then, she dropped a counter into the machine but was left frustrated after it fell awkwardly.
‘That looks nice there,’ Ian said in a teasing tone, to which Fern replied: ‘Don’t patronise me.’
Fern didn’t seem too perturbed though. After playing a brilliant game, she managed to win a whopping £20,000 for her chosen charity, Shuktara Trust UK, which looks after children and young people with disabilities.
Meanwhile, a woman diagnosed with motor neurone disease who appeared as a contestant on Tipping Point was able to get her voice back thanks to footage from the game show.
Host Ben has also recalled a ‘miraculous’ moment on the new series of Tipping Point that resulted in him having to check the rule book for the game show as filming was brought to a halt.
Tipping Point: Lucky Stars is available to watch on ITV Hub.
Credit: Original article published here.