“Jeopardy!” fans came for contestant Jake Marvin on Tuesday’s show when he incorrectly guessed music icon Diana Ross’ age.
Marvin said the Supremes frontwoman’s age was 90 during “A Number Between 1 and 100” category.
Ross is, in fact, just 78-years-old.
The clue read: “Your standard phonograph record until the 1950s, or the age Diana Ross turned in 2022.”
Viewers and supporters of Ross were irate with Marvin’s answer and slammed the longtime game show on Twitter.
“Future @Jeopardy contestants should learn one thing & one thing only: Diana Ross’s actual age,” one user scribed.
Another chimed in, “Pretty sad, they probably didn’t even know who she was. Seems like the contestants are pretty weak lately.”
“So, you have to be stupid now to be on Jeopardy?” one viewer wondered.
Back in March, another player overestimated the “I’m Coming Out” crooner’s age. During Final Jeopardy, the clue said, “In 2021 at age 95, this singer achieved a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album of new material.”
The correct answer: Tony Bennett, who released “Love for Sale” last year with Lady Gaga, and garnered him the record-breaking title.
Contestant Karen Johnson slapped down $7,401 of her $15,400 cash, and defending champion Finn Corrigan, gave up his $11,400 amount to say the answer.
They claimed the correct response was Ross, who at the time was 77. The Motown alum celebrated her birthday that same month.Karen Johnson also incorrectly guessed an answer of Diana Ross."Jeopardy!"
Johnson later expressed her regret on Twitter for the mistake. “Deepest apologies to the iconic Diana Ross! I didn’t really think you were the answer, but was running out of time and had to put something,” she wrote at the time.
Corrigan also tweeted his side of the story, penning: “Me too! I knew she was not nearly that old but better to write something than nothing. Just glad we’re in this together hahahaha.”