ITV The 1% Club fans 'complain to Ofcom' over 'disrespectful' change to player's name

The 1% Club viewers were left fuming on Saturday night after Lee Mack appeared to pronounce one of the contestant's names wrong - and it didn't go unnoticed. The ITV programme, which has become a staple for quiz enthusiasts, saw 100 competitors enter the ITV studio, all vying for a slice of the substantial £100,000 prize pot.

The game show decided to change Big Brother star Yinrun Huang's name because it was "hard to pronounce". And despite Yinrun explaining the reason for the name change, fans were still left fuming.

She wrote on Instagram: "I'm on the 1% Club Tonight!! This was filmed at the start of 2023 so I've had to keep my participation a secret for so long! But it's finally here and I can't wait to watch it back!! (This is one of my favourite series).

"Thanks to the show for having me as a player, I had the best time and lots of laughs, plus Lee Mack is so charming. Please tune in on ITV1 at 20:55 pm to watch the episode, and see how powerful my brain really is!! Can you get the 1% question? Good luck.

"P.S Just in case anyone is confused, I was given the name 'Runrun' on the show, but it's still me, I don't have a twin." (sic)

itv the 1% club fans 'complain to ofcom' over 'disrespectful' change to player's name

Lee Mack

Rushing to the comments section, one fan said: "Seen loads of comments on changing your name I find that outrageous! Completely unacceptable."

"I'm sorry they changed your name, cannot see how Yinrun could be difficult for anyone to pronounce," another pointed out,

While a third added: "Even if it was, they should learn it. Glad you joked about the experience though!"

"Complained to Ofcom," another simply replied as someone else echoed: "Also, I agree with everybody here, Yinrun isn't difficult to say and is a lovely name. It should never have been changed. The fact that they changed your name is pretty disgusting, I'm sorry they did that".

itv the 1% club fans 'complain to ofcom' over 'disrespectful' change to player's name

Yinrun

"Sad that a major production can't pronounce your name," a sixth went on to say.

Unfortunately, for Yinrun she didn't make it through to the final, but six lucky players did.

The final question was: "What three-digit number comes next in this sequence? " before listing the numbers: "1, 8, 11, 69, 88, 96, 101."

The correct answer was 111, and two out of the final contestants got the answer correctly meaning they walked away with £98,000.

The 1% Club is available to watch on the ITV Hub.

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