CRAIG Charles left a contestant on Moneybags red in the face after revealing a VERY rude answer to a hairstyle-related question.
The Red Dwarf actor – who hosts the Channel 4 gameshow – asked participants Jim and Jay to guess hairstyles named in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Craig had the contestants blushing with the very rude answer[/caption]
Jim and Jay were battling it out to rack up a seven-figure prize[/caption]
New afternoon gameshow Moneybags sees contestants to rack up cash by grabbing bags from a conveyor belt in front of them.
Each bag is fit with an answer, which if correct contains a cash value of anything from £1,000 to £100,000, or give players the chance to steal from each other.
The most successful player goes through to a final round to win their jackpot by correctly answering four tricky questions from host Craig, 57.
Jay, a student from Bolton, and Jim, a retired PE teacher from Ayrshire, went face to face in Tuesday’s episode of the show to try and win some cash.
One round saw the pair try and correctly guess whether the words placed on the bags of money were hairstyles found in the Oxford English Dictionary.
But when the answer that emerged was “shag”, the host couldn’t help but make a cheeky jibe as both contestants let the bag pass by.
“No one fancies a shag,” Craig joked as Jim and Jay giggled and went red in the face, before adding: “Jim, you looked tempted for a minute.”
The answer turned out to be correct – and worth a whopping £5,000 – as Craig revealed “shag” was a type of “thick, tangled hairstyle”.
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Moneybags was launched by Channel 4 earlier this year after they dropped Davina McCall’s Million Pound Drop from their show listing.
A TV insider said: “A seven-figure jackpot is still the holy grail for gameshows, so this is a bold move by Channel 4.
“After all there’s still only one show on TV which has that prize and it’s ITV’s Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?
“But when those bags start moving along the conveyer belt that’s exactly how much money is contained inside. The contestants just have to be very smart and more than a little lucky.”
It’s not the first time Channel 4 has made a show with £1million at stake.