‘Threw us in a spin’ Ben Shephard teases first-ever ‘double-double’ Tipping Point win

Tipping Point: Ben Shephard reveals he's filming new series

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ITV quiz show Tipping Point will soon be back on screens with its 12th nail-biting and brain-bending series as contestants try to retrieve as much cash as possible from the famous machine. With Ben Shephard at the helm once more, the new episodes cannot come soon enough for fans and to give them a taste at what’s to come, the GMB star teased on his Twitter that viewers are in for a surprise.

The premise of Tipping Point sees players answer a series of general knowledge questions in exchange for counters.

These counters are then dropped into an arcade-style slot machine with any further discs falling off the edge representing the cash prize players are battling for.

However, amongst the machine’s contents are a number of special counters, including double-money and a mystery prize.

And in season 12, Ben has confirmed fans will see these special counters come into play like never before, with one player securing a “double-double” drop, quadrupling their cash prize.

In a short clip from the Tipping Point set, Ben addressed his 775.4k followers:  “Look at this, back in the Tipping Point studio filming series 12. 

“We’ve got 175 episodes to try and squeeze in between now and July. 

“So going to be a very busy time being between Bristol here, getting all this done and getting back to the studio to do GMB as well.”

Sharing an update on when to expect new episodes, Ben revealed: “A lot of you asking about the new episodes of Tipping Point which I know start on April 12 on ITV at 4pm, I know you’re going to love them. 

“We’ve got some amazing episodes, we’ve got another double jackpot and a double-double drop that has never happened before and threw us all into a spin.”

And the Tipping Point action doesn’t stop there as Ben had another reveal up his sleeve.

He continued: “And Lucky Stars starts on Sunday as well, with Jason Manford, the lovely Debbie McGee and Iwan Thomas, so bags to get through. 

“It’s really exciting being back, I can’t wait for you to see them!”

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Ben captioned the clip with a tweet which read: “Ahhh my home from home for the next 4 months -175 eps to film, hundreds of contestants to meet thousands of pounds to be won! 

“@TippingPointITV #LuckyStars starts on Sunday + brand new series of @TippingPointITV April 12th @ITV 4pm!! Bags of tipping point for you you lucky lot!” (sic)

And it didn’t take long for Twitter user to reply with their messages of excitement at the prospect of the all-new quizzing action.

“So looking forward to the new shows,” one fan replied. “My husband and I watch every day while having our breakfast in Arizona. Thanks for your humour and the fun.”

A second added: “Looking forward to seeing you soon on tipping point Ben.”

While a third weighed in: “A double double woo [thumbs up emoji].”

And a fourth rounded off the excitement: “Ben we absolutely love you. Watching Tipping Point while being on Twitter has made life so much more bearable over the last few months. Stay safe!”

Tipping Point continues weekdays at 4pm on ITV.

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