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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,

    Just an observation.... a few years ago when you first started to show series 5 onwards of classic millionaire it was edited in such a way that the chat between chris and the contestant just after they have first settled into the hot seat was present but i have noticed now nearly every contestants first chat with Chris i.e when Chris tells us who the contestant has in the audience, what they do for a living etc has been cut for some unknown reason.

    I know it's a small issue but it's still quite annoying because if chris would make a joke or whatever just after their game begins we now have no idea what he's on about as all the conversation previously has been deleted! Can this be re-instated for future times please?

    Ben crowl 05 March 2015

  2. Hi,

    Will you be showing Series 17 again of WWTBAM?
    If you are, can you tell me when you will show this.

    Alex Kostas

    Alex Kostas 06 March 2015

  3. Hi Challenge,

    Any chance of a reply to my previous questions?

    Many Thanks.

    Ben crowl 19 March 2015

  4. Hey Challenge.
    Are there any plans to show 2012/2013 people play and 2012/2013 christmas specials of millionaire UK?

    Thank you

    Andrew Jones 26 April 2015

  5. Hi
    I've been a big fan of Millionaire for a few years now. Being 19, I can't say I remember most of the series on ITV but have been watching on challenge for some time.

    I've just read up through all the messages hoping to find an answer before asking the question, but to my surprise nobody's asked this question.

    I love watching all the episodes, but would love to see the winners games. Late last year I watched through from the early series recorded in 1999 and through 2000. I kept checking the dates on the cheques and realised we was heading to Judith's win in November 2000. I seen that, and enjoyed watching it! Then the run continued into 2001 and so I was expecting to see Davids win in April 2001. However, it then stopped and started showing couples, then celeb editions, then back to the very first edition in January. I loved watching the first series as it was so fresh and new. But after that, it started from the early series again which I'd seen only a few months before.
    So I didn't watch for a few months, thinking I'd return when we get back to 2001. However, I've just recently tuned in and its jumped to 2002. Have I missed David and Roberts wins in April and September 2001 or were they not shown?

    Basically, what I think I'm asking is, how many of the 5 winners games do you have. I know you have Judiths November 2000 win but am not sure of the other 4. Maybe I've missed them and will need to watch through again to maybe see them later in the year or maybe you don't have them?
    These are the dates of the 4 winners I'm simply wondering if you have in your possession to show. I understand you won't be able to tell me when these will play, but I'd just like to know if they ever will be shown by challenge.

    David Edwards, 21 April 2001
    Robert Brydges, 29 September 2001
    Pat Gibson, 24 April 2004
    Ingram Wilcox, 23 September 2006

    My question simply you have any of these games in your possession that will be shown at some point?


    nick jager 29 April 2015

  6. Hi Challenge,

    When do you have who wants to be a millionaire from 2005 - 2006 back in licence as it'll be nice to watch other series which haven't been shown in a while back on.


    Ben crowl 01 June 2015

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