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The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the questions get harder, the prize money increases, until at last the lucky (or smart) contestant reaches the million-pound prize. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The first UK winner of the jackpot was Judith Keppel in 2000. She correctly identified Henry II as the English husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and subsequently became a regular on Eggheads (2003). See more »

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One of the few programmes worth watching on Saturday evenings
7 February 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I have watched Who Wants To Be a Millionaire since it first started in 1998 and is now usually shown only on Saturday evenings and is one of the very few things worth watching on Saturdays. The problem is that it usually clashes with the only decent Saturday evening programme, Casualty. What I normally do is set the video for Millionaire and watch it another evening.

Chris Tarrent has hosted it from the start and his catchphrases like "We don't want to give that" have become very well known.

Four people have won £1 million since it started and no doubt there will be more millionaires in the future.


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