February 22, 2023 | 07:00
The contestant correctly guessed the letter “H” but only had to fill in one extra space on the board to complete “FRE_H TROPICAL FRUIT”.
What you said!?”
A “Wheel of Fortune” contestant was one letter away from a trip to Antigua when she appeared to “zone out” and miss an obvious letter to complete the response on Monday night’s episode.
A shocked audience member broke one of the show’s rules and could be heard shouting, “What!”, in the background after the contestant made the mistake.
The “Teen Week” contestant named Khushi correctly guessed the letter “H” but had to fill in one more space on the board to complete the Food & Drink category.
“FRE_H TROPICAL FRUIT,” said the nearly completed puzzle.
“Solve it or spin it, or…but do something fast,” legendary “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak told Khushi.
Khushi nervously agreed to spin the wheel when the bar landed on a gap just off the $650 price.
“I’ll go with a G,” Khushi said hesitantly before the “wrong answer” buzzer went off and an audience member chimed in.
The contestant right after Khushi, whose name is Juliana, finally guessed the correct letter “S” to solve the puzzle as “Fresh Tropical Fruit” for the win.
“A ‘G’??? Really?!” a Twitter user said about the breathtaking moment.
“Seriously. How did she even qualify?, another scorned Twitter user.
However, Khushi’s mistake is just another approach to memorable moments in the series’ history.
Host Sajak was slammed by a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant last month when he also incorrectly guessed a phrase from the puzzle.
Contestant Ben Tucker was upset when he argued that “jogging” was one of the answers for the Fun & Games category.
“See, I don’t consider jogging fun and fun,” he said, followed by his sarcastic “thumbs up” gesture afterwards.
In December, a contestant missed his chance to win thousands of dollars when he couldn’t guess the answer “fix a leak” in the “What are you doing?” category.
Kate guessed everything from ‘move a leaf’ to ‘scrape a leaf’ but couldn’t find the winning answer.
When given the correct answer, Kate repeated it and said, “I kept thinking about doing something else with a leak and I didn’t think that was it.”
This made Sajak stare at the camera and drop his cards in shock.
“Excuse me. These get heavy sometimes,” he apologized to the audience.