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Who Wants to be a Millionaire is coming back

Lizzy DeningTV
Who Wants to be a Millionaire is coming back
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Jeremy Clarkson to be put on the spot

The upcoming Who Wants to be a Millionaire reboot is set to see host Jeremy Clarkson in the hot seat as bosses plan to introduce an 'Ask The Host' option, according to The Sun newspaper. As well as the existing lifelines of 'Phone A Friend', 'Ask The Audience' and '50:50', the added 'Ask The Host' option will allow contestants to consult Jeremy for help with their answers, in a bid to win £1 million.

A source said: "Bosses think that the new twist will add a fun dimension to the show and viewers will enjoy seeing Jeremy squirming as he is put on the spot.

"He won't be wearing an in-ear speaker or be able to see the answers, so it'll be using his genuine general knowledge.

"He's a bit worried as he could be the reason that someone goes home without anything."

In another new twist to the show contestants will be allowed to bank their winnings at any point in the game they choose, after winning at least £1,000, rather than the previous £1,000 and £32,000 safety options.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is back

Good news for fans of Who Wants to be a Millionaire - the popular gameshow is returning with a new, rather surprising, host!

The gameshow is returning for seven special episodes, to mark the 20th anniversary of its launch, but instead of Chris Tarrant, taking the helm will be controversial choice Jeremy Clarkson.

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The programme, which will air on ITV, will answer members of the public the chance to win a cool £1,000,000 by answering 15 questions with the help of the famous lifelines (ask the audience, phone a friend, 50:50).

It's set to film in Manchester and you can now apply to take part!

“I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its rebirth," says Jeremy Clarkson. "I’m a big fan of quiz shows and I’m looking forward to hosting this iconic TV show and hopefully making a few millionaires!”

The first programme aired in September 1998, and it ran until February 2014 - pulling in a whopping 19 million viewers at its peak. It was voted 23 in a poll to find the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes, and the format was sold all over the world.

It ended after Chris Tarrant decided to leave after 15 years of presenting the programme.

The show was not without its controversies during its TV rein - and many of us remember when Charles Ingram won the £1m prize only to have it stripped from him after suspicious coughing was heard in the studio audience, alerting him to the correct answers.