The 1% Club viewers devastated as contestant dies after filming show

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Fans of The 1% Club were saddened after seeing the tribute to the contestant when watching the show

Fans of The 1% Club were saddened to learn of the death of a particularly lovable contestant who’d told an incredible story on the show.

The ITV quiz show, hosted by Lee Mack, challenges 100 players to get through a series of questions that a diminishing amount of the public can find the answer to.

Many of the questions are in some way tricks or otherwise unorthodox, and a lot of the time it’s about figuring out the riddle of the question itself rather than being given all the pieces of the puzzle and having a few seconds to work it all out.

Between the questions are segments where Mack will engage in a bit of audience participation, and the most recent episode had quite the interesting array of contestants.

Among those he picked from the crowd this time were brothers competing against each other, while in past episodes he’s managed to pick out an audience member who won £6 million on the lottery before appearing on the show.

The 1% Club viewers liked listening to Steven Wong. (ITV)

The 1% Club viewers liked listening to Steven Wong. (ITV)

Mack jokingly called that bloke a ‘greedy sod’, but the man fell at an early hurdle as he couldn’t get the 90 percent question right.

This time around, however, the comedian struck up a conversation with contestant Steven Wong, who made one hell of a confession on camera.

According to Steven he’d almost landed the part of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, explaining that he’d made it down to the final two.

“I didn’t realise this but apparently we got down to the final two and it was me and another kid,” he told The 1% Club.

“Don’t forget this was only when I was about 10!”

As we know, the role actually went to Ke Huy Quan, who went on to win an Oscar for his role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The tribute was shown at the end. (ITV)

The tribute was shown at the end. (ITV)

Mack and the other contestants were delighted by Steven’s anecdote, but the end of the episode contained a sad message.

Once the credits had rolled on the quiz show ITV viewers were shown a screen saying: “In memory of Steven Wong. 1972-2024.”

Viewers of The 1% Club wrote on social media that it was ‘very sad to hear about Steven Wong’ and offered thoughts to his family.

The time between filming episodes of the show and when they’re broadcast can be quite substantial, with those who win money on the show having to hang on until about 30 days after the episode actually goes on TV before receiving their prize.

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