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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 Ben. We don't have those eps in licence at the moment, but we are looking into buying the older series of Millionaire. Thanks

    Challenge 26 August 2014

  2. Ok Challenge thanks for the update, looking forward to hopefully seeing some of the really early ones on our screens soon.


    Ben crowl 27 August 2014

  3. hi challenge

    if the 1st series was ever acquired would it be advertised on challenge that it's about to air or would it be on the facebook page or this website or all of the above?



    Ben crowl 06 September 2014

  4. Hi, I was on the show back in the Christmas episode 2001 or 2002 ....I didnt get in the chair but still would love to get a copy or see it shown. Are you showing any from back then.

    Daniel Henderson 06 September 2014

  5. Hi Ben. The best place to keep an eye out for updates on Millionaire is the Challenge Facebook page. Thanks

    Challenge 16 September 2014

  6. Hi Daniel. We don't have any Christmas eps from the 2001 or 2002 period I'm afraid. Thank you

    Challenge 16 September 2014

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