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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

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.


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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'.

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"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.

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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