The New York City taxi-based game show, Cash Cab – which debuted in 2005 – has become so popular that host Ben Bailey claims his iconic cab has been followed by fans desperate for a chance to a win money by answering trivia questions. Others, he says, have had some pretty wild reasons for refusing to be filmed for the show.
Speaking with Channel Guide magazine, Bailey dished some behind-the-scenes secrets that shed light on some prospective contestants’ ridiculous antics.
“Once in a great while somebody gets in there and goes, ‘Oh, no. I can’t do this,’” Bailey said. He recalled one rider who quickly exited the cab and claimed that they were part of the witness protection program. “Several times we’ve had a couple get in and then say they couldn’t play because they were not actually a couple, if you know what I mean,” Bailey added.