Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Returns to ITV in 2019
“I absolutely loved hosting the anniversary shows and cannot wait to spend a few precious hours away from James May and Richard Hammond, making the new ones” – Jeremy Clarkson
Following the success of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? anniversary specials, ITV has today announced the series will return in 2019. Airing as a stripped event, the run of ten episodes will play out on ITV early in 2019 and will see the return of host, Jeremy Clarkson.
The game show returned in May 2018 to mark two decades since Chris Tarrant invited members of the public to try and will a million launching with 6.1 million viewers and a 31% share, which clearly has impressed ITV bosses to commission a whole series. The seven episode special, to celebrate the 20th anniversary, was stripped across one week and went on to win the slot each night it was broadcast.
The returning format for the show will once again offer members of the public the chance to win £1,000,000. Each contestant will have the opportunity to answer 15 questions on their way to winning the life changing prize, helped along the way by familiar lifelines of Ask The Audience; Phone a Friend; 50:50 and the return of new lifeline; Ask The Host.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is a Sony Pictures Television format. The application process to apply to be a contestant on the show is now open via this link itv.com/beontv. Terms and conditions apply and are included on the link.
“Ask The Host is back! And a quick tip for future contestants: don’t use it on questions about fine art, haute cuisine or the scouting association.” – Matthew Worthy, joint Managing Director of Stellify Media