Published: 00:01, 07 January 2019
| Updated: 00:05, 07 January 2019
A young man from Canterbury let £93,000 slip through his fingers after trusting people in a game show audience to know their literature.
Financial analyst Oli Blake, who is in his early 20s, last night breezed through to the £250,000 question on ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, impressing host Jeremy Clarkson with his vast general knowledge.
But he was left analysing his own choices after taking a gamble and losing close to £100,000.
After being asked which famous novel opens with the words '3 May. Bistritz. Left Munich at 8:35 P.M', Oli decided to use his 50:50 lifeline, whittling the options down to just two - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Dracula.
Still unsure, he used his final lifeline and asked the audience members what they thought, with a staggering 81% opting for the spy novel.
With the number so high, Oli - a former pupil of Sir Roger Manwood's grammar school in Sandwich - decided to take a punt and go with the audience.
But his face dropped when Clarkson told him the answer was in fact Dracula, and he would be going home with only £32,000.
Had he chosen to walk away without gambling, he would have collected a guaranteed £125,000.
Earlier in the show, Oli had told Clarkson he was going to Australia next month and the money would allow him to travel in a little more style.
"I might upgrade from a hostel to a hotel," he said.
While many viewers felt for Oli after his crushing blow, some said he only had himself to blame.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter....