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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Crowns First Winner In 14 Years Tonight

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Crowns First Winner In 14 Years Tonight

Host Jeremy Clarkson said the episode tonight is 'probably the best the show has ever had'



The first winner in 14 years will be crowned on tonight's episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

ITV shared the news that the £1 million cheque had been handed over for only the seventh time. This is also the first time that Jeremy Clarkson has had a jackpot winner since he took over from previous host Chris Tarrant.

In the former Top Gear host's humble opinion, tonight's episode is 'probably the best the show has ever had'.

According to The Sun, he said: "I'm thrilled and delighted we've found someone who seems to know just about everything. I can't wait for the viewers to see it and I want to watch it back too.

"I was just in awe of this contestant and think they are probably the best the show has ever had in its 22-year history. It was a joy to sit and watch it unfold.

"It felt like we whizzed through the questions. All of a sudden, confetti was falling from the ceiling and I was saying, 'You've just won one million pounds'.

"I wasn't sure I'd ever get to utter those immortal words. It was a little emotional - but, boy, did it feel good."

The winner joins Judith Keppel, David Edwards, Robert Brydges, Pat Gibson, Ingram Wilcox and Charles Ingram in the elite club - though the latter was infamously stripped of the cash and convicted of 'procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception'.

After winning the 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.

His story was covered earlier this year in ITV drama Quiz, which earned the praise of Ingram himself.

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.

"Well done too to @ITV. Gutsy."

To find out who the latest person is to crack all 15 questions, you'll have to tune into ITV tonight at 8.30pm.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment