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'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant Gets A Car From Audi, Despite Show's Controversial Snub!

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By Mike Walters on December 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM EST
Updated on March 16, 2022 at 7:43 PM EDT

The woman who was ridiculously snubbed by 'Wheel Of Fortune' is STILL getting a car, thanks to Audi who just stepped up to do the right thing!

The European car company just announced they are giving Charlene Rubush a brand new Audi Q3 after she was robbed of it while playing the 'Bonus Round' on the popular game show. If you haven't heard -- you are living under a rock -- about the woman's brutal loss on Tuesday night's show due to a technicality.

"You're a winner in our eyes, Charlene. Now, let's get you a prize," the company tweeted. Adding, "Time to #GiveHerTheQ3."

At this point, it's unclear if the company will share any other details about where and when they will deliver the car, but it's the smartest marking move in history.

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Audi Gifts 'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant A New Car!

'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant Gets A Car From Audi, Despite Show's Controversial Snub!

For those of you who don't know, a clip of the game show has gone viral after host Pat Sajak said the woman lost, even though she correctly identified the phrase. Let us explain.

On Tuesday's Christmas edition, Rubush made it to the final round of the show where she was playing for a new Audi Q3. During the segment, she was giving the category clue of 'What Are You Doing?' and most of the letters were visible for her to start guessing -- except the last word. 'Choosing the right..." it read with a four-letter word missing. At first, she makes a wrong guess, saying, "card" before quickly making another guess.

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"Word!" she correctly guesses, just seconds before the buzzer goes off. BUT, according to Sajak, it wasn't good enough before she didn't repeat the entire phrase together. The rules state that she needs to say 'Choosing the right word' altogether, instead of pausing for a few seconds and just blurting out the last word. Of course, she lost, and fans went NUTS about the game show host's explanation of the situation.

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"You know, this one’s tough because you said all the right words, including the word ‘word’ but, as you know, it’s gotta be more or less continuous. We’ll allow for a little pause but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job in getting it, but we can’t give you the prize, and it was the Audi,” Sajak said. A stunned Charlene just stands there confused as much as anyone who sees's the clip.

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'Wheel Of Fortune' Fans Threatening To Boycott The Show!

'Wheel Of Fortune' Contestant Gets A Car From Audi, Despite Show's Controversial Snub!

As we reported, fans of the show went crazy on social media threatening to boycott the show if they don't give her the Audi. "Well, we had a good run. I won’t watch the show anymore. That lady won the AUDI, she answered the phrase within the timeframe allowed. You have hidden rules, fake show. I’ll never watch again (unless she gets the AUDI ANNND the rule changes," one person wrote.

Another added, "You know what?! I’m gonna take a long pause from wheel of fortune."

Again, this was the smartest thing Audi could have ever done and they will definitely get a bang for their buck!


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