U.K's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Contestant Wins Top Prize For First Time In 14 Years

Post by: Rick Ellis 20 August, 2020

Host Jeremy Clarkson revealed on Thursday that the long-time game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will crown its first top-prize winner in 14 years in an episode that will air in September.

The unidentified contestant correctly answered all 15 questions and Clarkson described the contestant as "probably the best" in the show's history. They will be the sixth top winner in the show's U.K. history.

In May, retired doctor Andrew Townsley, from Glasgow, nearly became the sixth £1 million winner but walked away with £500,000 after playing it safe rather than answering a final question on motorsport.

The most famous contestant in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? history was Major Charles Ingram, the winner who "won" the grand prize but never received it after he was accused of cheating in an infamous coughing scam.

The new episodes were produced under new COVID-19 guidelines that included following guidelines about social distancing as well as doing the shows without an audience.

Each contestant still has four lifelines - 50:50, Ask The Host and two opportunities to Phone A Friend, rather than Ask The Audience.

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