On Friday’s episode of Tipping Point, Ben Shephard was joined by four new aspiring quizzers, all of whom were hoping to walk away with some substantial cash. However, only one contestant could go to the final, and today it was Margaret’s chance. Margaret died tragically shortly after filming and before the episode aired, prompting the ITV show and host Ben to pay tribute to her.
Margaret made Ben laugh the entire time she was on Tipping Point, and she dazzled him with her quizzing expertise to make it to the end.
Unfortunately, the ITV quiz show competitor did not win the £10,000 prize, but she did win £2,650, which she planned to spend on a trip to India.
Margaret had an unique spa break as well after winning the mystery reward award.
Margaret passed away shortly after the episode was recorded in 2019, and both the show’s official Twitter account and Ben paid respect to her after communicating with her family.
The show’s official Twitter account broke the news prior to Friday’s episode airing.
It tweeted: “After the recording of today’s programme, we spoke with Margaret’s family who shared the tragic news of her passing.
“Everyone at Tipping Point would like to extend their sincerest sympathies. #TippingPoint.”
Ben similarly took to his Twitter page to pay tribute to Margaret sharing a snap of him alongside the episode’s contestants.
“This was such a lovely show,” the Good Morning Britain star began.
“And Margaret was a very special and worthy winner. We were so sorry to hear of her passing,
This was such a lovely show, and Margret was a very special and worthy winner. We were so sorry to hear of her passing, but her family were keen that her episode was shown and enjoyed. I just want to send all my love and thoughts to her husband Paul and her family. pic.twitter.com/vLaLIhWubs— Ben Shephard (@benshephard) January 15, 2021
“But her family were keen that her episode was shown and enjoyed.
“I just want to send all my love and thoughts to her husband Paul and her family.”
Echoing Ben and Tipping Point’s words, hundreds of ITV viewers similarly took to social media to share their condolences to Margaret’s family.
Replying to Ben’s tweet, one fan tweeted: “Ben you can see she really enjoyed herself on the show.
“Margaret was very lucky each time she dropped the coins down I kept thinking they would be a rider but she had luck on her side. Love her.”
A second agreed: “So sad just watched the program she was a lovely contestant condolence to her family.”
“Watched it today, so sad, she was lovely, you always look like you are genuinely happy for people when they win, love it,” said a third.
A fourth concurred: “Such a great show shouting at the TV hoping the counters would drop behind the Jackpot,
“So glad Margaret took the money such a wise decision, my thoughts are with Margaret’s family.”
And a fifth weighed in: “What a lovely lady Margaret was. I hope she got her trip to India and enjoyed the spa break won. RIP Margaret xx.”
Margaret Tipping Point’s cause of death has not been revealed by her family yet.