Game shows provide their viewers with entertainment and excitement. They’re fast-paced and thrilling and we can watch these shows from the comfort and safety of our living rooms. But what we see on television isn’t what always meets the eye. Sometimes, even the most famous and loved game shows hide some dirty secrets.
We’ve collected stories from previous game show contestants who revealed the dirty secrets that go on behind the scenes. This includes fake timers, pineapple-flavored slime, fake audience members, and scripted contests, all of which make us second guess the authenticity of these game shows. Find out the dirty secrets of your favorite game shows right here.
50) Equal Height On Wheel Of Fortune
We’ve all seen ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ Competitors solve word puzzles in order to win cash prizes. It seems like a simple game show, but if you start noticing the competitors on the episodes, you’ll see they all have the same height. Do they only select people based on their height? How have they managed to keep that up for so many decades?
Well, a former contestant revealed one of the Wheel of Fortune’s dirty secrets by admitting that the contestants all stand on a certain platform so they all have the same height. We’re not sure what the point of that is, but that’s what they did. Apparently, the wheel is also very heavy and hard to turn (via Just Starz).