Jeremy Clarkson confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? reboot
9 March 2018 - 9:00 AM

Jeremy Clarkson confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? reboot

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Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he will present a "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" reboot.

The "Grand Tour" co-host will front a revamped version of the returning quiz show - which previously aired from 1998 to 2014 - and cannot wait to bring the "iconic" programme back to the small screen.

He said: "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."

Jeremy will replace previous host Chris Tarrant in the hot seat for a week of shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the programme.

The seven hour-long episodes will air later this spring and offer members of the public the chance to win £1,000,000 if they can answer 15 questions correctly.

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

"In doing this one off special week, I hope "Millionaire" will be introduced to a whole new generation. And with TV legend Jeremy Clarkson asking the questions, frankly anything could happen. I can't wait."

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ITV have also promised there will be a number of "twists and turns" on the rebooted show.

The original saw members of the public offered three lifelines, Ask the Audience, 50:50, and Phone a Friend, to help them in their quest to big the huge jackpot.

It is not known why Chris is not returning to host the programme.

In February 2017, the 71-year-old TV presenter insisted the show wouldn't be remade because TV bosses are too skint.

He said: "The biggest problem is it was about making someone a millionaire. It's got to be that sort of money.

"You can't call it "Who Wants To Win £50". It wouldn't work. You couldn't even change it to £100,000, it wouldn't be the same. So it's a very expensive show to make.

"What's interesting is that now there is no programme that gives away more than about £5,000."

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