Only Connect has a reputation for being the toughest quiz show on television at the best of times, and fans were left stumped after an outrageously difficult question kicked things off on Monday’s episode.
Host Victoria Coren-Mitchell had barely finished introducing the two teams when viewers were hit with one of the trickiest questions of the series.
Fans and contestants alike were left completely stumped after being confronted with a selection of different sentences in different languages.
The first was in Russian, which one of the quizzers correctly translated as ‘the king has valuable yoghurt’.
Lastly, the English language clue was revealed as ‘Quiz Which Elaine Read This Year’.
The teams had no clue what the answer – and you can hardly blame them.
Victoria then stepped in and revealed that it related to keyboard keys.
‘It’s a keyboard question,’ Victoria explained. ‘The question writer here has come up with some sentences – I’m not sure they all make perfect sense in the individual languages – but they begin with the letters across the top of the keyboard as they appear in their different countries.’
Safe to say, viewers couldn’t believe how difficult the question was.
‘I see #onlyconnect is going to be a nightmare tonight with the first question!’ one wrote on Twitter.
‘Wow – they started with a brute!’ another added, while one more said: ‘International keyboard are you kidding me.’
It’s not the only question to stump viewers over recent weeks.
Victoria was left lost for words on last week’s show after a team on Only Connect managed to answer an ‘ungettable’ question correctly.
The presenter, who has hosted the fiendishly difficult BBC quiz show since 2008, said she ‘hated’ the question – and was baffled by how someone managed to get it right.
Only Connect continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC One.
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