'Never let her back into Ireland' - Maura Higgins humiliated as lack of 'basic' Irish knowledge exposed on new quiz show
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'Never let her back into Ireland' - Maura Higgins humiliated as lack of 'basic' Irish knowledge exposed on new quiz show

IRISH TWITTER was up in arms after Maura Higgins demonstrated a complete lack of basic knowledge about Ireland on a brand new quiz show.

She failed to answer a simple question about Irish geography, leading some social media users demanding she be stripped of her Irish passport.

The Love Island star was appearing on a new game show called The Wheel, hosted by Michael McIntyre, where celebrities help out contestants on questions of general knowledge.

Higgins missed out on a £10,000 question for contestant Barrie on Saturday's episode.

She was asked: "Geographically speaking, from which of these Irish counties would it be most accurate to say, 'It's a long way to Tipperary'?"

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Presented with the options of Co. Limerick, Co. Dublin, Co. Cork or Co. Donegal, Maura initially seemed confident, but quickly began to struggle.

"Donegal I think, Donegal is up north. I would say Donegal is the furthest I think," she pondered.

"I am between Donegal and Cork I think ... this is pressure!

"But I also think Cork is the furthest ... oh this is so hard!

"I am going to be ashamed of my life, I will never be let back into Ireland."

After her jumbled musing, the contestant unfortunately went with Cork, which borders Tipperary, and lost out on a cool £10,000.

She later took to Twitter to claim that the pressure got to her, but Irish folk watching the show weren't so easily satisfied.

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"I swear to God ... Maura Higgins just got the simplest Q on the category of Ireland on #thewheel. Can she please leave her passport back into the nearest P.O. please," wrote one Twitter user.

"#TheWheel on @BBCOne is one of the most bizarre quiz shows I've ever seen. Maura Higgins, sitting in a chair as an expert on Ireland, the woman thought a soprano was a fish," wrote another.