Viewers complain they’ve ‘never heard of’ the Tipping Point Soccer Aid celebrity specials

Tipping Point viewers aren’t too happy with the “celebrity” edition of ITV’s latest new episode of Tipping Point. Three “famous faces” took part in a special Soccer Aid. A Place in the Sun’s Lee Juggernauth, ITV favorite Jeff Brazier and freestyle soccer world champion Liv Cooke. The charity edition of the show was played in aid of UNICEF ahead of Soccer Aid on Sunday 12 June. Celebrities have already joined TikTok to raise funds as well, which you can read about here.

Host Ben Shephard opened the show in a different way than he usually does, introducing the celebrities to their catwalks. Tipping Point, which was repeated this week, sees contestants answer general knowledge questions in a bid to earn counters from a machine similar to arcade games.

At the start of the episode, social media users took to Twitter to express their confusion over the choice of celebrities. Dariquo said, “Who?” as the three introduced themselves.

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Ben Shephard hosts a Soccer Aid edition of Tipping Point on ITV

Along the same lines, Jon70235472 put, “Who the hell is this lot?”. Tipping Point usually features members of the general public competing to win up to £10,000.

One person who was not a fan was Simo. He wrote on Twitter: “Good cause [sic] but I don’t like celebrities, and I know fame pushes him.”

Host Ben encouraged viewers to donate to Soccer Aid in a post on his own Twitter as he promoted the show.

Created by Robbie Williams in 2006, Soccer Aid for UNICEF is the world’s biggest celebrity soccer game, raising money to give children the best start in life. Once a year, England play their opponents, Soccer Aid World XI FC. Supported by passionate fans in an iconic stadium and broadcast live on ITV and STV, the event harnesses the power of football to help ensure children can grow up happy, healthy and able to play.

Tipping Point airs on ITV weekdays at 4 p.m.


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