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19 Behind The Scenes Secrets Of TV Game Shows From Actual Participants

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Redditor u/olymp1a asked 'People who have been on T.V. game shows, what are some ‘behind the scenes’ secrets that regular viewers don’t know about?'" The answers are full of people sharing their experiences, and they're quite revealing. Vote up your favorites below!

  • 5

    The Wheel Is Heavy

    From Redditor u/Pickitline:

    I was on Wheel of Fortune. You have to get there at 5 AM where you draw straws with other contestants to decide when you will film. They film the entire week of episodes in 1 day. Pat Sajak is incredibly friendly and interacted with us on every break. The wheel is HEAVY.

  • 6

    They Let Someone Rebid After The Audience Booed

    From Redditor u/pumpkinspicerabbit:

    They let the other girl in the Showcase Showdown (Price is Right) rebid after the audience booed her original bid (something silly low like $10,000). When it aired, they cut her original bid and showed only her second, winning bid. I lost.

  • 7

    They Had Them Sing In Front of Pre-Judges

    From Redditor u/Epic-Hamster:

    I auditioned for X-Factor.

    You don’t go to the celebrity judges first you go in front of some “off camera” judges.

    So every terrible and horrible singer you see on the show has already been told they are better than the many talented ones not deemed “TV worthy” which makes it a lot more disgusting to me.

  • 8

    Still Got The Prize Money

    From Redditor u/JackRabbitSkimzzz:

    Was on a game show called Fist of Zen on MTV. Basically a group of people subjected to painful and nauseating tasks for cash. We won every round but the producer asked us to purposefully "fail" one to change things up. Despite losing one round we were still paid the full prize money.