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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 challenge. When will you be showing the remaining 2012 celebrity who wants to be a millionaire specials? You showed 8 2011 ones in march and you still have 3 to show. :)

    Thanking you.

    Andrew Jones 02 October 2014

  2. Hi Andrew. These are not available to play until November, but we haven't scheduled them yet so I can't give you a definite date at the moment. Sorry.

    Challenge 09 October 2014

  3. Hi Challenge

    Do you have any start dates for the first series of millionaire yet or are you still acquiring it.



    Ben crowl 10 October 2014

  4. Hi Ben. The deal has not been done yet, so I'm afraid we still don't have a start date for it. Thanks

    Challenge 13 October 2014

  5. Hi Challenge,

    Now you have got 'The Chase USA' i just wondered if you can get the american version of millionaire?


    Ben crowl 15 October 2014

  6. Hi Ben. No plans for the US version of Millionaire at the moment I'm afraid. Thanks

    Challenge 17 October 2014

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