Who Wants to Be a Millionaire first aired in the UK on 4 September 1998. This popular UK quiz show is one of the longest-running and most successful game shows of all time. As the first-ever UK game show to offer an ultimate prize of £1 million, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is one of the most lucrative game shows in history.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been hosted by strong and talented TV personalities. English radio and television broadcaster, Chris Tarrant, quite the show after hosting it for 15 years from its debut in 1998 until its final episode in 2014. In 2018, the organizers revived the programme, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the show. As a top presenter in the industry, Tarrant hosted children's television show Tiswas for 7 years, as well as the Capital Radio for 20 solid years.
The series were hosted by English broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson and aired between 6 May and 11 May 2018. Clarkson is a seasoned professional and many will recognise him from his 13 years of co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear. He is credited with the resurgence of Top Gear as one of the most popular shows on the BBC. Jeremy Clarkson has become a major public figure since the 1990s, regularly presenting his own shows for BBC on British TV and appearing as a guest on other shows.
|Garden designer Judith Keppel became the first person and only woman to win £1,000,000 on the UK version of the programme.
|Former physics teacher David Edwards became the first man to win the million pounds. In the same year, Charles Ingram made headlines in Britain after cheating to win the one million pounds jackpot. However, he was later convicted of deception and given a suspended sentence. Later in the year, Robert Brydges became to the third person to walk home with the £1 million prize.
|Irish quiz player Pat Gibson, who had lived in the UK for many years, became the fourth contestant to win the £1m jackpot.
|British quiz enthusiast Ingram Wilcox became the fifth and most recent contestant to win one million pounds on the show.