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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

About Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is the multi-award winning television show which launched on ITV1 in the UK on September 4th 1998 and is hosted by Chris Tarrant.

Ten contestants face the "Fastest Finger First" round where they must race to rearrange four answers into the correct order. Whoever does so in the quickest time goes through to the Hotseat to play for the incredible top prize of £1 Million!

In the high-pressure Hotseat, the contestant faces a money tree of increasingly difficult general knowledge questions.

The contestant has three Lifelines: Phone-A-Friend, Ask The Audience and 50:50 - and two "safe havens" where money they've earned is protected.

At any point, having viewed a question, the contestant can choose to walk away with any money they've won. But if they decide to play, and tell the host, "That's my final answer", then their answer will either take them through to the next question worth double the previous question, or send them out of the Hotseat with their winnings plummeting by thousands!

There have been 5 million pound winners in the UK: Judith Keppel, David Edwards, Robert Brydges, Pat Gibson and Ingram Wilcox.


In the celebrity specials celebrities play in pairs to win for their chosen charities. Celebrities that have been in the Hotseat include: George Michael, Simon Cowell, Jonathan Ross, Sir Terry Wogan, Piers Morgan, Lord Sugar, Will Young, Carol Vorderman, David Haye, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, Dermot O'Leary, Lesley Garrett, Paul O'Grady, Paddy McGuinness and Peter Kay.

In February 2006 Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen and his wife Jackie reached the million pound question. This turned out to be flawed, so they were invited back to play another million pound question, from which they walked away.


  1. Hi again challenge

    I meant from series 4 onwards.

    Ben crowl 27 May 2014

  2. Hi Challenge
    in regards to my last message i refereed to series 4 or series 5 which were i think filmed in 1999 and all the series that follow. i just wondered when these would be shown on challenge again?

    many thanks again.

    Ben crowl 31 May 2014

  3. Hi Ben. Series 5 is the earliest series we have in licence at the moment. This will be starting again on the 25 June. Thanks

    Challenge 02 June 2014

  4. Hi Challenge

    As i'm sure you are aware other channels such as Dave have put some of the programs they air e.g Top Gear on websites such as Netflix and LoveFilm instant etc i was enquiring if Challenge has a system like that to watch who wants to be a millionaire and other quiz show episodes on. If not what are the chances of this happening?

    Many Thanks


    Ben crowl 25 June 2014

  5. Hi Ben. The only place you can watch some of our content other than teh channel itself obvious;y is Sky On Demand. We are allowed to upload 5 hours of our content each month. But that is it I'm afraid. Thanks

    Challenge 01 July 2014

  6. Hi Challenge

    A week or so ago i watched on challenge a millionaire Christmas special from i think 2011 and i was wondering if you had the Christmas specials from 1998 and or 1999 which you could show in the up-coming future. If not would challenge ever consider getting hold of them?

    Best Regards


    Ben crowl 11 July 2014

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