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Eddie McGuire 'racist' joke during Millionaire Hot Seat

Game show host Eddie McGuire is in his very own hot seat after being accused of making a 'racist' joke on his hit Channel Nine game show.

During Thursday night's episode of Millionaire Hot Seat on Thursday, the seasoned television host, 53, made a controversial comment about a contestant's Scottish and Jewish upbringing.

University student Serena Greenberg was playing for the $20,000 prize and told Eddie she was hoping to win the money to finance a trip overseas for her parents.

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During an episode of Millionaire Hot Seat on Thursday, the seasoned television host, 53, (pictured) made a controversial comment about a contestant's Scottish and Jewish upbringing

During an episode of Millionaire Hot Seat on Thursday, the seasoned television host, 53, (pictured) made a controversial comment about a contestant's Scottish and Jewish upbringing

University student Serena Greenberg (pictured) was playing for the $20,000 prize and told Eddie she was hoping to win the money to finance a trip overseas for her parents

University student Serena Greenberg (pictured) was playing for the $20,000 prize and told Eddie she was hoping to win the money to finance a trip overseas for her parents

Eddie quizzed Serena on her heritage and asked: 'Your father's not Jewish, is he?'

After confirming that he was, Eddie then replied with: 'So you have a Jewish father and a Scottish mother... I reckon it would have been hard getting pocket money from them!'

While Serena and her mother - who sat in the audience laughing - appeared unperturbed by Eddie's misfired joke, the host was slammed by viewers who did not appreciate the gaffe.

Australia's leading civil rights organisation, The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), received a number of complaints regarding the televised joke.

While Serena and her mother (pictured) - who sat in the audience laughing - appeared unperturbed by Eddie's misfired joke, the host was slammed by viewers who did not appreciate the gaffe

While Serena and her mother (pictured) - who sat in the audience laughing - appeared unperturbed by Eddie's misfired joke, the host was slammed by viewers who did not appreciate the gaffe

Eddie quizzed Serena (pictured) on her heritage and asked: 'Your father's not Jewish, is he?'

Eddie quizzed Serena (pictured) on her heritage and asked: 'Your father's not Jewish, is he?'

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