You wouldn’t naturally think about game shows, America’s beloved genre, when you hear the word ‘controversy,’ but over the years there have been some major ones. From hosts saying the wrong thing to contestants feeling like they got the shaft, we’ve found the biggest controversies in game shows ever.
[post_page_title]Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? – Coughgate[/post_page_title]
The U.K. version of the game show was huge in the ‘00s and audiences couldn’t get enough. One man was so desperate to win the cash he found a way to cheat the system. Contestant Charles Ingram was busted for cheating after getting his wife and a friend to cough when the host said the correct answer. He made the correct choice time and time again, scooping the big prize. It wasn’t until later that people began to suspect something suspicious, and after an investigation Ingram was made to pay the money back, fined, and charged with fraud.