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Monday, March 20, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Viewers tuning into the CBS game show “The Price is Right” Tuesday morning can watch a Las Vegas resident “come on down!”
The call-up of an audience member — which typically involves an enthusiastic trot toward contestant row accompanied by an equally spirited crowd outburst — came to the surprise of Bryan Kym, he said Monday.
The 51-year-old has been a fan of the show for decades. “I’ve always wanted to go on it, ever since I was a little kid,” he said Monday, ahead of the airing of his pre-recorded episode.
This was Kym’s first time attending the show, which is filmed in Hollywood.
His January appearance came soon after he retired from a life in construction, recently moved to Las Vegas and celebrated a birthday, he said.
Kym said he and his girlfriend were happy just to be there and said the atmosphere was electric, with attendees dancing between commercial breaks. When his name was called, it came as an utter surprise.
The program, hosted by Drew Carey, is touted as the longest-running game show on television and involves participants guessing the price of merchandise presented to them. Those who guess the closest dollar amount move on to additional rounds where the stakes of what they could win increase.
Details on what occurred during taping have not been released, so those who want to see how Kym did must tune in at 10 a.m. Tuesday on KLAS Channel 8 (CBS).