Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2022: when is new series of quiz show on TV, and is Jeremy Clarkson still host?
Winners of spin-off series Fastest Finger First will be fast-tracked to the hot seat in the first episodes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? season 38
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The ultimate quiz show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns this month with just 15 questions standing between contestants and a £1 million prize.
ITV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has been on air for more than two decades, first airing in the UK in 1998.
Although, given rising inflation, the prize money has almost halved in real value since the show first aired, the top prize is still nothing to be sniffed at.
The show has spawned several international formats and has stood the test of time because of its simple but compelling format.
Contestants take on a series of multiple choice questions which get progressively harder, with just their own knowledge and a handful of lifelines to help them.
Despite its simplicity, just six payers have walked away with the top prize out of the hundreds who have taken part.
How does Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? work?
The show has undergone a few revisions over the years, but the core format has remained the same since day one.
Ten contestants play Fastest Finger First at the start of the show - they are asked to put four choices in the correct order. The player with the fastest correct answer takes a spot on the hot seat and plays Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
This year, Fastest Finger First became its own show, airing nightly before Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Once in the hot seat, the contestant will be asked a series of multiple choice questions, they start off easy but get progressively harder.
They have four lifelines to use if they get stuck - Phone A Friend, Ask The Host, Ask The Audience, and 50:50 - which are all self-explanatory.
The contestants also have two safety nets, the first set at question 5 (£1,000), and the second of which the contestant can set themself.
When a contestant gets a question wrong, they will go home with the amount at the highest safety net they reached, and if they failed to reach a safety net, they will go home empty handed.
Contestants can take the money they have won at any point before they answer their next question - but once they decide to play, they risk everything above the safety net that they have won so far.
Who is Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Jeremy Clarkson?
Jeremy Clarkson began hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2018, taking over from Chris Tarrant.
Clarkson is best-known for presenting Top Gear, and then moving onto the totally different show The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, following a ‘fracas’ in which he punched a Top Gear producer.
He also presents Clarkson’s Farm, a light-hearted documentary series about his farm in the Cotswolds.
When is Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on TV?
The new season of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will begin airing on ITV on Saturday 3 September at 9.30pm.
Winners of spin-off show Fastest Finger First, which aired on weeknights n the run up to the new season, will join Clarkson in the first episodes of the series.
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