“Who wants to be a millionaire?”
Blatant violation of the rules: Jauch takes tough action

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The “primal fear of being cheated on” is omnipresent at Jauch. On Monday he actually has to intervene – and reveals what he's paying attention to. The gambling candidate loses in the end. WWM is still good for your bust.

A simple “No!” has “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” brought to a sudden standstill. Some spectators missed the low shout in the studio. But Günther Jauch reacted immediately. With a serious expression, he turned directly to the audience in front of the screens: “We have now had the classic. That's why I'm intervening: It was called out from the audience. It's exactly what I wanted to avoid – and asked for it beforehand. “

Overhang candidate Corinna Ahrens initially didn't seem to know what had happened. “Where from? I haven't heard anything,” said the technical clerk from Peine. Jauch remained stern: “Yes, yes. Behind you. And very loudly 'No!'”

Incident on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

In fact, Ahrens was about to log in a wrong answer to the question for 64,000 euros (it was about postal codes). After the half-murmured “No,” she repeated the call – probably unconsciously – and suddenly struggled with the answer. After a short consultation, the director of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” decided: “We will swap the question.”

“There is the primal fear in 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' that somehow someone will be cheated,” said Jauch afterwards in an interview with RTL. He was reminiscent of Charles Ingram. In 2001, in the British edition of the quiz show, he was guided to win millions by coughing in the audience. The scam was quickly discovered. Ingram, his wife and an assistant were convicted of fraud and the major had to leave the British army.

“We didn’t have anything like that,” summed up Jauch after the shocking moment. He recalled a similar incident in the 25-year history of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on RTL. Incidentally, the candidate's companion on Monday was innocent. Because in that case, Ahrens would have been disqualified, Jauch made it clear in the interview.

A tenth for the junior: Anja Frohmüller was coached by her son - and now has to give up part of the winnings. A tenth for the junior: Anja Frohmüller was coached by her son - and now has to give up part of the winnings.

A tenth for the junior: Anja Frohmüller was coached by her son – and now has to give up part of the winnings.

The moderator said that he had now developed a keen ear for whether something was happening in the audience. It is even checked whether candidates might be wearing small transmitters in their ears. But unintentional rule violations would also have to be punished. “We rely on the audience to remain fair and not let on whether an answer is right or wrong,” emphasized Jauch.

Jauch admonishes the audience

After a short lecture, Jauch quickly found his sense of humor again. “But now really the request,” he warned the audience in the studio. “Otherwise the command to take them away comes afterwards. We always have a complete replacement audience there. And they are motivated.”

Luckily, Ahrens was one of the most relaxed candidates in a long time. She didn't seem to be fazed by the incident. But perhaps the impression was misleading. Because suddenly the North Germans put everything on one card – and lost.

“To benefit” or “to benefit”? Ahrens tended to the second, wrong answer in the 64,000 euro repeat round. She had actually wanted to quit and called her husband as a telephone joker just for the sake of form. But even though he couldn't help, she suddenly said: “I'm gambling now. And if that's wrong, I'll be happy and I'll go home with 16,000 euros.”

That's how it happened. But Ahrens can still finance her plan. She finally wants to have her breasts reduced. It was also so affordable, with winning on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” but significantly “less painful,” she said frankly. “I think I can afford it,” said Ahrens with a meaningful look at her bust. As composed as the candidate was, she definitely deserved to return in a “Second Chance” special.

Mother pays student prize bonus

Kathrin Appelhoff from Hamburg and Anja Frohmüller from Ludwigsburg were delighted to receive 32,000 euros. Appelhoff, who shoots product videos for companies on TikTok, was informed by a “Rhineland Greek” in the audience that the southernmost point in Europe, Cape Tripiti, is near Crete.

Frohmüller caused a stir with her victory in “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” for perhaps the highest indirect “winning amount” for a minor on the RTL quiz show. Her 13-year-old son had drilled the secondary school teacher relentlessly before the performance and negotiated a ten percent profit share for his coaching services. “I can’t support that from an educational point of view,” smiled Jauch in view of his candidate’s exuberant joy at her win.

Frohmüller is now one step closer to her dream of a holiday home in the Tannheimer Valley in Tyrol. This is exactly what her successor Florian Hintermeier, who comes from the neighboring town of Ofterschwang, also dreams of. The concert organizer only made it to the 4,000 euro question on Monday evening and will be back next Monday. The lecture for the audience before the start of the show will probably be a bit sharper than before.


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