The hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is coming back to ITV to mark its 20th anniversary.
The milestone will be celebrated with a week of special episodes, airing as a stripped event later this spring. The seven episodes will be hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. Members of the public will have the opportunity to win a cash prize, and each contestant will be challenged to answer 15 questions in order to win the money.
The series will be produced by Stellify Media and filmed in Manchester. Commissioned for ITV by Siobhan Greene, the head of entertainment, with Ben Kelly, commissioning editor, it will be executive produced by Fiona Clark and Stellify’s joint managing directors Kieran Doherty and Matthew Worthy, with Julia Knowles directing. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a Sony Pictures Television format.
Clarkson said, “I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its re-birth. I’m a big fan of quiz shows and I’m looking forward to hosting this iconic TV show and hopefully making a few millionaires!”
ITV’s Greene added, “It felt like a no-brainer to celebrate a show that was a trailblazer of its time and broke the mold. In doing this one-off special week, I hope Millionaire will be introduced to a whole new generation. And with TV legend Jeremy Clarkson asking the questions, frankly, anything could happen. I can’t wait.”
Stellify Media’s Doherty remarked, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is one of the greatest game shows ever made. We are absolute super fans of the format and it’s an honor to be bringing it back on its 20th anniversary.”