TIPPING Point’s Ben Shephard has a string of secret code words which he uses in the show – and here’s what they mean.
The 47-year-old has presented the ITV quiz show since it began in 2012.
Over the years he has come up with terms such as “hectic drop”, “boomerang drop”, “ghost drop” and “sketchy top shelf”.
He told Huffington Post his latest one was “maverick drop” and added: “I’m hoping it catches on.”
He continued: “When the contestants come in and start describing them like that, I get a real moment of joy.”
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However, Ben isn’t the only person who contributes catchphrases to the show.
He said: “The whole thing of an ‘edge surfer’ came from a group of soldiers in the British Army in Afghanistan, who watched it every day when they came off shift.”
Tipping Point underwent a major change earlier this year when the contestants were reduced from four to three.
In addition, the second round was altered so the three contestants were given 45 seconds each instead of the previous 30.
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Ben had revealed the changes during an appearance on This Morning in April.
He said: “There’s a big change. There’ll be three contestants on each show, instead of four.
“It remains to be seen how this will impact the way the rounds are played, as one contestant usually leaves after each set of questions and answers.
“We love the support we’ve had from so many watching it, 10 years of Tipping Point, thank you to everyone who has watched it.
“The new series starts at 4pm today, few changes for this series as well, you can see there are only three contestants so you’ll get to see that in the daytime shows at 4pm on ITV.”
Tipping Point airs weekdays on ITV at 4pm.