Ben was back at the helm (Picture: ITV)
Tipping Point returned on Monday afternoon as contestant Phil made history as the show revealed its new set.
With Ben Shephard at the helm, four contestants gathered in the studio to win the cash prize, and viewers quickly noticed the layout had been given an overhaul due to social distancing rules.
Keeping in line with pandemic restrictions, contestants Dishi and Beth were seen standing in front with Nick and Phil behind them, rather than all four being stood in a line.
One fan tweeted: ‘Socially distanced #TippingPoint’.
Another admitted: ‘This new Layout is gonna take some getting used to.’
And a different viewer added: ‘It’s Monday, it’s four o’clock… It’s brand-new, socially-distanced Tipping Point.’
Of course, even with the changes this is still the Tipping Point we all know and love, with the four contestants answering a series of questions to win turns to drop tokens.
As ever, counters fell down a choice of four chutes, with each player hoping to knock piles of them off a moving shelf.
And of course, the prize fund would go up as they collected more tokens.
Phil managed to break a record during the first round with an amazing 22 counters over the edge, and he even won the double counter which took his fund from £1,100 to £2,200.
Despite all the chatter about the new studio, fans still took notice of his history-making run.
One quipped: ’22 counters with a double. Bigger history than the moon landings.’
A second viewer enthused: ’22 counters including a double in one drop, a new Tipping Point record.’
Another added: ’22 counters on tipping point and a Double counter. 2021 keeps on giving.’
Phil made it to the final round where he was battling for the £10,000 jackpot, but things didn’t go to plan as he missed out on the star counter.
He was given the chance to swap his winnings for three extra turns, but he wisely decided to stick with his £3,550 prize.
Tipping Point airs weekdays at 4pm on ITV.Credit: Original article published here.