Tipping Point contestant gives hilarious answer to Gareth Bale question

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Gareth Bale is one of the world’s most famous footballers.

The Real Madrid superstar became the most expensive player in history when he left Tottenham for the Bernabeu in the summer of 2013 for a cool £86 million.

And he’s still the second-most expensive footballer of all time, three-and-a-half-years later, with only Paul Pogba costing more.

Bale’s profile has grown exponentially since joining Los Blancos.

Although he’s not yet managed to win a league title with the Spanish giants, he has secured two Champions Leagues, a Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Bale is the fourth-highest paid player in world football, according to the Mirror, ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi on an eye-watering £350,000-per-week.

Everyone knows who Bale is! Don't they?

With all that in mind, you’d expect that your average man (or woman) in the street would know that Bale is from Wales.

The left-footed forward is extremely proud of his Welsh roots and played an instrumental role in the national team’s extraordinary run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals last summer.

If you’d read a single newspaper or switched on the TV last summer, you’d have seen Bale in the red shirt of Wales. It was one of the biggest sporting stories of the year.

Cheryl on Tipping Point gets Bale question horribly wrong

So, we’re not sure how Tipping Point contestant Cheryl managed to make such an almighty mess of a Bale question on Friday’s episode of the popular ITV One gameshow.

She was asked the following question: "Gareth Bale plays international football for which country of the United Kingdom?"

Pretty straightforward, right?

Well, here’s how she answered…

Yep. “Newcastle.”

Newcastle! What were you thinking, Cheryl?!

Twitter reacts

People on Twitter tried to hold back the tears…

Cheryl, join Bev in the Hall of Infamy

We want to give Cheryl the benefit of the doubt and assume she thought Ben Shepherd had just asked her which club the Welshman joined Real Madrid from - but that would be extremely generous. Too generous.

Therefore, it’s only right that this one is filed in the ‘Hilariously bad football answers on gameshows’ category.

She now finds herself in that particular Hall of Infamy alongside Bev, whose Peter Schmeichel answer on Tipping Point went viral last month…

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