'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': Dr Drew joins Nikki Glaser and fans hope the 'quack' isn't asked about COVID-19
Dr Drew had called COVID-19 way less serious than influenza and even compared the probability of dying from the disease to being 'hit by an asteroid'
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' returned tonight and the next celebrity guest to play the game after Eric Stonestreet and Will Forte was comedian Nikki Glaser. Keeping up with the format of the show, Nikki brought in Dr Drew Pinsky with her as an advisor whose help she could solicit as many times as she wanted for the first 10 questions. Dr Drew has been giving medical and personal advice on the massively popular radio show 'Loveline' since 1984.
Dr Drew has been in the headlines this month for all the wrong reasons. This happened after a Twitter user posted a compilation of all the comments made by Dr Drew between February and March about the coronavirus and its media coverage. In various podcast and television appearances, he called COVID-19 "way less serious than influenza", referred to it as "a press-induced panic", said "the flu virus in this country is vastly more consequential" and compared the probability of dying from the disease to being "hit by an asteroid". Following the virality of the video, Dr Drew issued an apology via Periscope.
Fans who tuned into the episode tonight took to Twitter to take a jab at Dr Drew for his recent blunders. "Why is Nikki Glaser even on Who wants to be a millionaire, she's referring to Dr Drew for every question... Since when is this a team game? (Side note, Dr Drew is a quack and partially responsible for the covid19 ignorance)," wrote a fan.
There were a couple of instances on tonight's episode where Dr Drew wasn't of much help to Glaser and she was left to her own devices. A viewer pointed out the same, "Watching a few moments of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Dr Drew is apparently useless. Shocker."
"Hopefully they don't ask any Coronavirus questions of Dr Drew on Who Wants to be a Millionaire," wrote another viewer. Another tweet read, "Dr Drew is the help for the current player on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. I hope they don’t ask him about coronavirus or the flu."
"Hopefully Dr Drew isn't asked a question about how harmful COVID-19 is on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire tonight. Because he'll get it wrong," wrote another viewer.
"Nikki brought Dr Drew to help her on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Hope there are no Covid-19 questions," read another tweet.
Another harsh tweet said, "idk who this 'celebrity' on who wants to be a millionaire is but she brought dr drew as 'the smartest person she knows' which yikes (sic)."
At the end of the episode, Nikki had $64,000 in her kitty and she will continue playing in the next week's episode with Dr Drew in tow. Hopefully, the comments will be a little less harsher the next time. Maybe Dr Drew would issue another apology and if that happens we will let you know. Check this space for more updates.