John told his teammates he wanted to split the money into thirds, which did not sit well with viewers at home.
Ben Jones fumed on Twitter: “I have never been so disgusted in my life. Des on the chase brings in £35k, taking the high offer, the subsequent two contestants then proceed to take the LOW offer.
“It’s an absolute disgrace, not the way that game shows should be played. I stand with Des.”
Claire Cook added: “It’s embarrassing when people celebrate getting through and they’ve taken a minus offer.”