Who Wants To Be A Millionaire's first £1m winner in 14 years lands jackpot TONIGHT in record time
WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire? will crown its first winner in 14 years tonight in the show's "best ever" episode.
The ITV quiz will hand over the £1million cheque to its sixth jackpot winner, who races to the top prize in record time.
The player, described by the channel as "ice cool", will appear on tonight's hour-long quiz from 8.30pm.
It is the first winner on the show since Jeremy Clarkson took over as the host from original quizmaster Chris Tarrant.
A preview clip released by ITV shows him announcing: "You've just won a million pounds" and leaping out of his seat while golden tape falls from the ceiling.
Jeremy, 60, has described the episode as "probably the best the show has ever had".
Players who bagged the million
ONLY six people have ever won the £1million prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? – and one of those was ‘coughing major’ Charles Ingram, who never got the cash…
Judith Keppel (2000) The former garden designer was the first winner, going on to become a star on Eggheads.
David Edwards (2001) A former Physics teacher
Robert Brydges (2001) The third winner came hot on the heels of the second, with the banker scooping the jackpot.
Pat Gibson (2003) Irish brainbox Pat was former world champion quiz champion.
Ingram Wilcox (2006) The civil servant, pictured above, was the last person to scoop the prize – until tonight…
He explained: “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.”
He also spoke about the moment the winner – whose identity is staying secret until the show airs – bagged the jackpot.
He said: "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.”
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