Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Is Back!

It’s all about the money, money, money… you guessed right! The popular game show is back to produce some more millionaires. 

The return of the classics

With Chris Tarrant at the helm of this BAFTA winning show, we can rest assured that not only will it be a nail-biting (literally) competition to bag a million pounds, but well, the tongue-in-cheek commentary from Britain’s king of popular broadcasting makes it all the more worthwhile to watch. We’ve cried (ok that’s a lie), we’ve cringed, and we’ve cheered for hopeful contestants because their win was our win. That’s how invested we are in this game show, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be a millionaire?

Where money’s the name of the game, there’s bound to be some underhanded tricks and tricksters hoping to go the Machiavellian route – doing whatever it takes to win. Who can forget the valiant yet futile attempt to defraud the show by trio Charles Ingram, his wife Diana Ingram and friend Tecwen Whittock? Now how did they do this you wonder? Watch them “succeed” and fail miserably below.

The show’s format is that Chris Tarrant asks the contestants a series of questions – 15 to be exact – and with each one they get correct, the questions become harder and harder. With each level of difficulty, the stakes are raised as the prize money increases to the tune of a million pounds (that’s just under R20 million in case you were wondering).

Did you know?

  • The questions are so difficult that throughout the show’s 21-year-long run, it has only produced five millionaires.
  • Judith Keppel was not only the first winner, but she’s the only female who has ever won Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the UK, back when she won nearly 20 years ago in 2000.
  • After the cheating scandal of the 2001 episode, the trio inspired a documentary called, Millionaire: A Major Fraud which was released in 2003.
  • Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson joined the game show in 2018 as the new quiz master.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire S6 starts Thursday 21 November on ITV (123) at 18:10

Does your kid like to watch on your phone?

Download the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) or go to now.dstv.com on your laptop. Your little ones can watch their favourite shows on DStv – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.