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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. If we did get hold of Millionaire series 1 etc, then we would have to edit it because it will be full of Chris Tarrant asking people to ring up and apply for the show. So editing will be unavoidable I'm afraid, but we try to minimize it as much as possible as we don't like doing it either. Thanks

    Challenge 11 August 2014

  2. Hi Challenge

    This may seem sad but i am editing millionaire for my own pleasure and i was wondering as you edit millionaire yourselves if you still had a good quality version of the intro from the 1999-2001 series that you could perhaps send me via email etc.

    I have looked on youtube for the intro but all videos of this particular intro as it was so long ago are of very poor quality so that's why i thought i would inquire about it to your selves.
    if this is possible i will then email back with my email address.



    roger wescott 11 August 2014

  3. Hi Roger. Not sad, you are obviously just a big fan! There are a lot of big Millionaire fans out there. I'm afraid we are unable to send you a copy of the opening titles though. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Thank you

    Challenge 20 August 2014

  4. Hi Challenge

    Do have any plans showing the parent and child specials from early 2001 onwards.

    Many Thanks.

    Ben crowl 22 August 2014

  5. 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

  6. 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

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