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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. What I mean was classic millionaire from late 2010 with the clock format.

    Thanks anyway Ben.

    Andrew Jones 12 April 2014

  2. yep that's what i meant i.e millionaire with the general public with the clock format challenge showed that last year around christmas time and early this year just after the 2009 series ended.

    Ben crowl 13 April 2014

  3. Hi Ben. We are investigating S1 of Millionaire but it is proving very difficult to find, and we are planning to re-licence S2 of Millionaire as well. Keep an eye on the Challenge Facebook page for updates. Thank you.

    Challenge 16 April 2014

  4. Hi Andrew. We only have up to series 24 at the moment, but I am sure that in time we will buy the later series from 25 onwards. Thanks

    Challenge 16 April 2014

  5. Hi Challenge.

    Thank you for the information.

    When will you be showing the 2012 celebrity specials? I seen you have now already shown all the 2011 ones. Are you able to give a date to when the 2012 ones will be shown, they are now not on Thursday at 8pm.

    Andrew Jones 18 April 2014

  6. Hi Challenge

    good to hear that there may be some new unseen millionaire eps from the early series, hope to see them on air soon.

    many thanks for the update



    Ben crowl 21 April 2014

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