Who Wants To Be a Millionaire contestant gets Scots castle question right because it's where he lost a leg

A contestant on Who Wants to be A Millionaire? shocked the studio audience after revealing that he knows the answer to a question worth £8,000 '“ because he lost his leg at the location.

Saturday, 12th May 2018, 12:44 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th May 2018, 12:55 pm

Gareth Kendall was asked which loch Urquhart Castle sits on the bank of. He smiled and said: “I know this, and I know this because I lost my leg there,” leaving presenter Jeremy Clarkson gasping.

He went on: “Not at the castle, chill out”, which was met with laughter from the audience.

‘One Foot In The Grave’

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Gareth Kendall with Jeremy Clarkson on ITV's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  Pic: ITV
Gareth Kendall with Jeremy Clarkson on ITV's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Pic: ITV

Kendall said he has “One Foot In The Grave” inked onto his foot after surviving a horror car crash near the location.

He had visited the ruins of Urquhart Castle before losing his leg in a car crash.

“I don’t know if my wife would kill me if I lost this much money. Loch Ness, final answer,” he said, securing him £8,000.

Kendall’s mother was in the audience, and said she was very proud of her son.

Gareth lost his leg in a horror crash near Urquhart Castle. Picture: ITV

The Top Gear and Grand Tour star in Chris Tarrant’s old chair said he was “welling up” when the contestant later walked out with £125,000.

Clarkson said players needs good general knowledge. “But you need luck…” he added. “Judith Keppel, the first £1 million winner, had been on holiday in Aquitaine. That’s why she knew the answer”.

This article first appeared on our sister site iNews.

Contestant on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? gets question right after revealing he lost his leg at the same location (Photo: ITV)