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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 There

    Great to see the show being shown from the start I appeared on the show April 7 2004 we filmed it in February I was wondering if its going to be shown again as on previous occasions a large section of shows were missed out so was this due to licence issues, would like to see it screened again I was very unlucky not to get into the hot seat! would appreciate if this is possible, its a great pity the show ended as I did intend to go on once again!
    Kind Regards
    Stevie Ocean

    Stevie Ocean 20 January 2015

  2. Hi Again challenge,

    This is just out of curiosity i am asking this, but what computer program do you use to edit millionaire episodes and make new title sequences with? As i am after a decent program myself and if it's in the public domain even better!!!

    Many thanks now....


    Ben crowl 21 January 2015

  3. (continuing on from my previous question)

    is it one of the Adobe packages or something different that you use?

    Ben crowl 21 January 2015

  4. Hi Stevie. We have tried to keep the shows as intact as we can do with these 4 series. We have only edited things out where absolutely necessary so you should see yourself. With the other series that we have these were sent to us by Sony in their edited form and they changed the opening titles to say 'Classic'. With these 4 series it is the first time that Sky have actually been able to edit them themselves. Hope that helps. Thanks

    Challenge 23 January 2015

  5. Hi Challenge

    Thank you so much for checking this for me really appreciate it and of course understand exactly what's taken place so hopefully will see myself at some stage in the future as I was concerned the licence had expired meaning your unable to broadcast that series of shows,can't be easy with all the editing and changes that have taken place before they came into your hands, so I understand and sincerely hope this explains to other people its not always as simple as it may seem to broadcast a series of programs and we should be grateful and understand that Challenge TV face bring them to Air for Broadcast!
    Thanks So Much Challenge
    Kind Regards
    Stevie Ocean

    Stevie Ocean 23 January 2015

  6. Hi Challenge.

    Later on this year - Are there any plans to show 2012-2013 People Play and any Celebrity specials from 2013?

    Andrew Jones 24 January 2015

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