Tipping Point



Ben Shephard


RDF Television for ITV1, 2 July 2012 to 29 August 2014 (199 episodes in 4 series + 1 unaired)

Fizz for ITV, 5 January 2015 to present

as Tipping Point: Lucky Stars: ITV, 9 June 2013 to present


Back in the day, seaside arcades were full of those mechanical contraptions that push 2p coins so that they fall, and push other coins down, and cascade to win as much as eight new pence. The press office blurb suggests this show has a similar contraption.

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'(contestant's name) we've found your tipping point'


Hugh Rycroft for RDF

Theme music

Marc Sylvan


The show was originally a 5pm summer replacement slot for The Chase; it returned in 2013 at 4pm, and proved markedly more popular than Deal or No Deal on the other side. It was briefly moved to 3pm at the start of 2015 before it was moved back to 4pm.

Celebrity editions of the programme went out in summer 2013, under the somewhat clunky title Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. It contained stars hoping to be lucky, geddit!?

The record for the largest number of counters taken from the machine in a single drop is 23. This was achieved on 16 June 2013 by TV presenter Rav Wilding on an episode of the celebrity version of the programme. Unfortunately for his opponent, ex-snooker player Dennis Taylor, Wilding's scoring was strong throughout, so by Taylor's last go, he needed a mere 46 counters to draw level. Suffice it to say, it was Wilding who progressed to the final round.

Web links

Wikipedia entry

See also

Weaver's Week review


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