Jeremy Clarkson returns for full Millionaire revival

Photo credit: ITV/Stellify Media
Photo credit: ITV/Stellify Media

From Digital Spy

ITV is doubling down on Jeremy Clarkson's revival of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and that's the channel's final answer.

The Grand Tour star stepped in for Chris Tarrant for a week of specials on ITV this past May, and largely got a pretty positive reaction from fans of the original game show and new viewers alike.

At least until he proved useless when a contestant finally used the new Ask the Host lifeline and Clarkson ended up costing poor Sarah Wilkinson her £16,000 question!

Well, at least ITV isn't holding him responsible because Clarkson will return for a full series of 10 episodes of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, to air next year.

The channel is even tempting fate by bringing back the Ask the Host Lifeline along with classic favourites Ask The Audience, Phone a Friend and 50:50.

"I absolutely loved hosting the anniversary shows and cannot wait to spend a few precious hours away from James May and Richard Hammond, making the new ones," Clarkson has said.

ITV initially commissioned Clarkson to front a week of new Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? specials in celebration of the show's 20th anniversary. Not everyone was a fan - I'm a Celebrity star Iain Lee's reaction to the new episodes was to say that he doesn't "buy the Clarkson myth".

"He's a good presenter but I don't buy everything he stands for," Iain complained on Good Morning Britain.

Clarkson's other show The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video.

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