Jump directly to the content
MEGAN THEM SWEAT

Jeopardy! champ Megan Wachspress breaks silence on her ‘EMBARRASSING’ moments on show after losing in latest episode

JEOPARDY! champ Megan Wachspress has broken her silence after her winning streak came to an end on Wednesday.

The attorney has detailed her most “embarrassing” moments on the show in a lengthy post-loss letter.

4
Jeopardy! champ Megan Wachspress has broken her silence after losing on WednesdayCredit: ABC
4
The attorney lost after a six-game winning streakCredit: ABC

Contestant Jeff Weinstock – a marketing lecturer from Miami, Florida – beat Megan during Wednesday’s game.

After her loss, the six-game champ took to Twitter to open up about her Jeopardy! loss and her most cringe moments on the show.

Megan began: “[in Strong Bad voice]: It's over! First and foremost, congratulations to Jeff - an outstanding competitor and champ."

She went on to dish about a couple of moments that stood out most to her.

Read More on Jeopardy!

'LLL'-OST IT

Jeopardy! fans spot glaring typo as champ LOSES controversial winning streak

“I do want to acknowledge that this episode also featured my second most embarrassing wrong answer (after, uh, literally getting a question wrong about my dissertation topic),” she tweeted. 

She added: “Sitting Bull was Lakota - a Tribe that is currently putting their bodies on the line to protect…

“...not just their sovereign land and water, but all of our climate from tar sands oil pipelines. 

“Hoping my unfortunate wild guess is an opportunity for folks to learn more.”

Most read in Entertainment

GOING AFTER GRANDE?

Kim Kardashian accused of COPYING Pete Davidson's 'skinny' ex's style

The game show champ also thanked all of the "contestant producers" on Jeopardy!

She shared: "The good vibes you see among contestants On Here absolutely reflects my taping experience and is thanks in large part to their incredible enthusiasm, warmth, and patience.

"They're damn good at their jobs."

Megan ended her social media statement: “OK that's all for now. Contemplating finding a way to annotate other contestants' anecdotes (could that be a thing? Is there interest?). 

“And looking forward to once again be able to watch Jeopardy! without an overwhelming sense of anxiety.”

Megan's loss comes after a controversial six-game winning streak.

Viewers had said she “robbed” her rival, Sadie, of a victory during Megan's fourth game.

It all kicked off with the Final Jeopardy! clue: "Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, 'I have wrought in the day- you in the night."

After a short time, contestant Molly Fleming correctly answered, "Who is Harriet Tubman," adding $3,200 to her winnings for a total of $6,500.

Champ Megan answered correctly as well to increase her final game total to $17,199.

Contestant Sadie also appeared to have the same answer in mind, however, it seemed she didn't write it out in full.

Mayim Bialik- who is sharing hosting duties with Ken Jennings- said: "It looks like you were going for 'Harriet Tubman' but you did not finish, so unfortunately that is not going to be acceptable."

Sadie nodded in agreement, but seemed to look disappointed in the results.

She ended up wagering $7,500, which would have given her a grand total of 17,300 if her answer was accepted, which would have made her the new champ over Megan.

Fans, however, didn't agree with the results and rushed to social media to share their anger

One wrote: "Sadie was flat-out jobbed out of a win. I read it right away on the reveal as Harriet Tubman.

"They've counted Final Jeopardy! responses with worse handwriting than that."

Another added: "They've given credit for worse handwriting than that. Molly got credit without the question mark.

"I don't see how they can judge that as incorrect so quickly."

Megan later broke her silence over the controversial calling.

Megan tweeted: “It’s probably inappropriate for me to say anything about the judges' call in FJ yesterday (you can see my immediate reaction on the tape).

“But will say I'd love to see Sadie compete again (if she wants to!).

Read More On The Sun

FORMULA FEARS

Baby formula warning after TENTH infant death linked to plant is investigated

“She is a formidable and gracious player with impressive knowledge.”

The winner added: “Plus it'd be cool to hear more about her fascinating family history. #bringbackSadie”

4
She had a controversial win during game four and fans said she 'robbed' her rival Sadie of a victoryCredit: NBC
4
Fans also slammed host Mayim Bialik for not accepting Sadie's Final Jeopardy! answerCredit: ABC
Topics