Ben, 45, was on hand to quiz another four Tipping Point players on Wednesday afternoon in the hope one of them would walk away with a grand jackpot prize. After a tense game, it was contestant Sharelle and her opponent Lesley who were left fighting it out to see who would be victorious. However, during their head-to-head round, the ITV presenter made a cheeky remark when it seemed sex was on the brain in relation to a question about cocktails.
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The question he asked was: “In the 1998 film ‘The Big Lebowski’, Jeff Bridges’ character ‘The Dude’ famously drinks which vodka-based cocktail?”
It was Lindsey who had the chance to either play if she knew the answer or pass on to Sharelle in the hopes she wouldn’t know either.
“I have an idea, but, it’s a long time since I’ve seen it. I’m 50/50,” the former stated, before adding: “I don’t think she’s old enough, bless her, so I think I will pass.”
With her opponent in the hot seat, Ben asked if the contestant had ever seen the film to which she replied she hadn’t.
“What we need is a vodka-based cocktail,” Ben instructed, with the player talking through their thought process with the host.
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Ben Shephard leaves Tipping Point player red-faced with x-rated jibe: 'Standard afternoon' (Image: ITV)
Tipping Point: Ben Shephard asked the contestants about cocktails (Image: ITV)
“I’m just thinking is a Mojito vodka-based? But, no, I’m going to go Sex on the Beach,” Sharelle confirmed, which began the x-rated discussion.
Ben then asked Lesley what she was thinking could be the answer to which she replied: “I was thinking Screwdriver but I don’t know if I’ve got that from somewhere else?"
With both answers being rather raunchy, the presenter looked down the camera and said: “Screwdriver or Sex on the Beach? Standard Tipping Point afternoon.”
Lesley put her hand to her mouth as her opponent let out a timid