Mo Farah Becomes First Person to Beat “The Cube”; Wins £250,000
The last great game show jackpot has finally been won. Mo Farah, the British international track and field athlete, and current 5000m world champion, has become the first person ever to beat ITV’s The Cube and collect the £250,000 jackpot. Mo beat The Cube with six lives remaining. He had seven lives going into the jackpot game, an unheard of total for this tough show. Having practically no difficulty on any game, The Cube chose Barrier, where he must walk over three uneven spaced and positioned bars, as his final game. For the first time ever host Phillip Schofield joined Mo inside The Cube to celebrate the win. No one has beaten The Cube in 44 episodes since it began in August 2009. Three others before, though, have made it to the jackpot game. No one but Mo has gone for it.
In an interview with The Sun, Mo Farah said winning The Cube is harder than the Olympics. He stated, “It is harder than running in a race, for sure. When you have a race, you can train and you know you have done all the training. You know what kind of shape you are in and you work out and plan the race and how you want to do it. But with The Cube, you have no idea what is coming up next. You don’t know what will happen. It is harder.” Mo’s charity was the Mo Farah Foundation which relieves suffering in his home country of Somalia.
As I said earlier, The Cube was basically the last big jackpot show left on the air to win. We’re really glad to see it happen, especially to a great charity like Mo Farah’s. The Cube has never taken it easy on any contestant, including celebrities. It is incredibly hard to win as anyone who has stepped foot inside can tell you. We’re just unbelievably thrilled to see The Cube finally go down. And, as always, fantastic score by Nick Foster for the big win. Next week is another celebrity special featuring Olympians Fatima Whitbread and Dai Greene. After that there’s a break before we get to the sixth season. Can we get another jackpot winner? You’ll have to watch to find out. Congratulations again to Mo. We couldn’t be happier.
Take a look at the big win. It’s always great to see these go off. Video courtesy ITV and Objective Productions. Removed one week after publication.
Source : The Sun