A familiar Canberra face was sitting opposite Eddie McGuire on Millionaire Hot Seat on Wednesday night.
The Canberra Raiders media and digital manager Ben Pollack started off well on "Australia's richest quiz show", vying for $1 million.
He won the "fastest finger" section of the show, pocketing $1000, which he joked with McGuire would be going straight back into the bank account after it got a beating at the Crown Casino the night before.
The soon-to-be dad-of-two then got in the hot seat at the $250,000 prize point.
Another contestant used their pass, meaning Ben had to answer the question "Founded in 2008, which of these is an Australian brand of bottled water?".
Ben answered "Please?" but the answer was "Thankyou".
It was just a bit of a bugger.
"I knew six of the next seven questions," he said.
AFL man McGuire, president of the Collingwood Football Club, showed he was across the codes, agreeing the Green Machine had been "magnificent" in its heyday, Ben suggesting the glory days were not over yet, with the Raiders again having a good team.
McGuire also gave Ben a bit of stick about being a media manager saying "you'd be telling the truth every day of your life" or at least "what the club wants you to say".
Ben took it all in good humour, with his dad Wayne in the audience watching him; wife Melanie at home expecting their second child soon.
"I literally put in an application about 18 months ago and got a call in November to go up and do an audition in Sydney," he said.
"Then I got a call about eight weeks ago to appear on the show."
It was all "a bit of fun".
And McGuire, who films six shows in a day, was good value.
"He was a good fellow, really down-to-earth," Ben said.
And what if he had won a million dollars?
"I wouldn't be sitting here right now," Ben said, with a laugh, from Raiders HQ.
No, I'd probably buy a corporate box and watch the rest of the games from there."