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Watch: 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant's Painful Fail Costs Him $7,000

Wheel of Fortune contestant has an awful fail.

A recent contestant on Wheel of Fortune went viral in one of the worst ways possible.

Jonny Knowles had solved the puzzle. The answer was "Flamenco Dance Lessons." All that he had to do was say the words out loud.

But that is where Knowles faltered. Badly.

He accidentally pronounced flamenco as "flamingo," which resulted in Pat Sajak declaring his answer invalid. It cost him $7,100.

Here's the video:

Fortunately, Knowles walked away with over $19,000 in prize money, so he didn't go home empty-handed for his troubles.

As you can see above, he's also a bit of a celebrity. Guess it all worked out okay.

He'll be hearing about his mishap for a while though.