Matt at yesterday’s Tipping Point had onlookers rushing to his defense when trolls mocked his looks.
During the Wednesday afternoon (January 13) episode of the ITV quiz show, Matt was one of four new hopes in the studio.
Who was Matt at the turning point?
Matt, a physics student from Cheltenham, had hair over his shoulders.
And it wasn’t long before the trolls came out and made fun of his looks.
Some demanded that he get his hair cut while others called him “scruffy” or said he looked “a state”.
In the end, Matt beat the other three entrants in the finals and sparked comments asking him to spend his winnings on a haircut.
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However, a number of viewers defended Matt when they urged others to stop posting gruesome comments. Some said they thought it was great and made people “hair envy”.
One said, “Well done Matt #tippingpoint polite young guy. The comments here about him are terrible. “
ITV viewers are demanding that trolls leave the candidate alone
Another tweeted, “Stop talking all about his hair.”
When someone else responded to a negative comment about Matt’s hair, “Sounds like you’re still living in the 16th century.”
Well done Matt … the comments on him here are terrible.
A fourth wrote, “Matt has hair that most women would die for.”
aww sounds like you’re still living in the 16th century
– Mara (@ Mara63859907) January 13, 2021
Stop talking about his hair everyone 🙄#tippingpoint
– Patrick McGahon @ (@ PatrickMcGahon1) January 13, 2021
Matt has hair that most women would die for #tippingpoint
– Carol Baxendale (@carol_baxendale) January 13, 2021
How did Matt fare on the ITV game show?
In the final round, Matt managed to hit the jackpot counter and landed a whopping £ 10k.
Despite his rather shaky start when he initially had difficulty keeping up with the other participants.
Read more: Tipping Point moderator Ben Shephard and participants let prize pots “disappear” in “processing errors”.
Host Ben Shephard took to Twitter after the episode aired to congratulate the contestant on his win.
The GMB host shared a clip of Matt’s win, which he described as a “fantastic start to 2021”.
He wrote: “Yes, Matt! What a comeback, and then everything went so well with the whopping £ 10,000 to take home. A fantastic start to 2021, congratulations! #TippingPoint @TippingPointITV. ”
Yes Matt !!! What a comeback, and then everything went so well with the staggering £ 10,000 to take home. A fantastic start to 2021, congratulations! 🙌 #TippingPoint @TippingPointITV pic.twitter.com/1KjczcHAyd
– Ben Shephard (@benshephard) January 13, 2021
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