Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? player floors everyone with celebrity phone-a-friend
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 05

A contestant on floored when he turned out to have the most useful celebrity a friend.

The classic for the first time since Clarkson’s and one player has already brought two iconic gameshows together for the crossover no one expected.

Adrian managed to get all the way to the £64,000 question without having to call on his star pal.

Clarkson asked: ‘In the natural world, the term ‘nidification’ refers specifically to the building of what?’

The possible answers were webs, dams, reefs or nests but Adrian was clueless. Thankfully though he had a secret weapon at his disposal in his famous mate.

Asking to phone a friend, Clarkson quipped: ‘David Attenborough?’

Adrian pulled the best phone-a-friend out of the bag (Picture: ITV)

Little did the Grand Tour presenter know Adrian had the next best thing.

‘Sadly not, no,’ said Adrian. ‘Nearly as good, can I call Kevin please?’

When Clarkson asked what Kevin did, Adrian cautiously told him: ‘He’s one of the Eggheads.’

Jeremy Clarkson was impressed (Picture: ITV)
Adrian had the king of quizzes on stand-by (Picture: BBC)

It turned out Adrian’s friend Kevin was Kevin Ashman, one of the world’s greatest quiz champions and star of the BBC game show Eggheads which sees teams of five quizzers go up against the biggest brainboxes Britain has to offer – previously the

It wasn’t even Kevin’s first rodeo on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? after Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness called on him for their phone-a-friend too in 2008.

Fans watching were stunned, with X user Tom Brennan posting: ‘Watching Who wants to be a Millionaire and the guy rings Kevin off Eggheads as his phone a friend?? Surely that’s cheating or I need more knowledgeable friends.’

Another viewer, Matthew Fleet, joked: ‘If your going to phone a friend on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire make sure it’s Kevin from the Egg Heads’ (sic.)

Obviously Kevin got the answer almost immediately, confirming it was nests, and Adrian subsequently left with a huge £125,000

Who Wants To be A Millionaire? airs Sundays at 8pm on ITV.