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ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal

10 March 2018

Jeremy Clarkson is the new host of Who Wants To Be A MillionaireWho is hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

"I can't wait." Clarkson was one of the biggest stars on ITV's rival network the BBC, until 2015, when he was axed as a host of flagship motoring show Top Gear after a violent altercation with a producer.

Sharing his delight over his new venture, Jeremy said: "I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its rebirth".

Former Millionaire host Chris Tarrant
Former Millionaire host Chris Tarrant Credit ITV

He claimed the flight-goer sat in front of him slapped him, when Sid complained about the seat infringing in his space.

The popular ITV game show debuted in September 1998 and went on to become one of the most popular TV formats across the world, spawning versions in countries including America, India, Australia, Japan and Russian Federation, and it also inspired Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

Seven, hour-long episodes are to air as a stripped event this spring, timed to the 20th anniversary of the show's debut.

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Fans of the popular TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? can once again test their knowledge and phone a friend if they're not sure.

Siobhan Greene, ITV's Head of Entertainment, added, "It felt like a no brainer to celebrate a show that was a trail blazer of its time and broke the mould".

Kieran Doherty, joint Managing Director of Stellify Media said: "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is one of the greatest game shows ever made".

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The basic format of the show is unchanged: each contestant will have the opportunity to answer 15 questions as they build toward winning the £1 million grand prize.

"And with TV legend Jeremy Clarkson asking the questions, frankly anything could happen".

But as this is a special series, viewers can look forward to a number of new twists and turns throughout.

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ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal