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Jeremy Clarkson to host revamped Millionaire quiz show

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Jeremy Clarkson will be grilling contestants as the new host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The quiz show will return for a week to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The former Top Gear host will take over from Chris Tarrant for seven episodes, airing in spring.

Clarkson said: ‘I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its rebirth.

‘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!’

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire made its debut in the UK in 1998.

It went on to become one of the most successful show formats in the world, exported to many different countries including the US, India, Japan and Australia.

Each hopeful is faced with a series of questions, earning more money with each question until they hit the big target, if they’re lucky enough.

The contestants have three lifelines – Phone A Friend, 50:50 and Ask the Audience.

ITV’s head of entertainment Siobhan Greene said: ‘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.’

A spokesman for production company Stellify Media said: ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is one of the greatest game shows ever made.

‘We are super fans of the format and it’s an honour to be bringing it back on its 20th anniversary.’

The show was hit by a scandal back in 2003 when an army major, his wife and a college lecturer were found guilty of conspiring to cheat the show.

Read more: ITV

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