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Major Charles Ingram Gives His Verdict On ITV's Quiz

Major Charles Ingram Gives His Verdict On ITV's Quiz

Major Charles Ingram, the subject of ITV's new series Quiz, has had his say on the dramatisation of the biggest game show scandal in British history.

Ingram was a contestant on the hugely popular Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? TV programme, hosted by Chris Tarrant.

He went on to become the most famous contestant on the show. After winning the £1m ($1.25m) jackpot, it was discovered he had cheated his way to the money by having a specially planted member of the audience who would cough to reveal the correct answer to him.

Well, following last night's first episode in the three-part series, Ingram took to social media to congratulate the 'gutsy' ITV for taking the risk and making it.

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Writing on Twitter, he said: " WOW. The cast, the story, the scenes, simply brilliant. Terrifyingly accurate and oh yes, horribly cringeworthy. Floored by the pure talent on show tonight.

Ingram has had his say on ITV's series Quiz. Credit: PA
Ingram has had his say on ITV's series Quiz. Credit: PA

"Well done too to @ITV. Gutsy."

He then praised the attention to detail that had been shown throughout the episode, even down to his bed.

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Ingram added: "I loved that old Honda. Loaded and such a smooth ride. The attention to detail is unnerving.

"That's our BED! How the heck did they find our bed?"

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However, one viewer stuck the knife in with a fairly hefty back-handed compliment of the show.

Commenting on the acting performance, one person said: "Matthew Macfadyen is far too good looking to play Charles Ingram but he did a great job and the more he's on television the better."

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Matthew Macfadyen as Major Ingram. Credit: ITV
Matthew Macfadyen as Major Ingram. Credit: ITV

Luckily, the Major took it all with a pinch of salt, replying: "Totally. Matthew [Macfadyen] is so damn good-looking I can't sleep. Trying to kid myself I looked like that 19 years ago but failing miserably. Diana called me 'Matthew' as I was brushing my teeth."

But it wasn't just Macfadyen who was praised for his turn as the disgraced Ingram, Michael Sheen has been lauded for his portrayal as game show host Chris Tarrant.

One fan commented: "Honestly; the mannerisms, the accent, everything about him. It's absolutely sensational casting."

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A second cheered: "Quiz was great. Michael Sheen absolute genius."

A third wrote: "From Cloughie to Tarrant, Michael Sheen is incredible."

While another added: "Michael Sheen was the only thing keeping me glued to the screen in Quiz last night. He's mesmerising isn't he"

Episode two of Quiz is on ITV tonight (14 April) at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: uk news, Interesting, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]