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.