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post Mar 4 2018, 06:42 PM
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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is returning to ITV soon with ordinary contestants ie not celebrities. No host officially announced yet but rumours are that it won't be Chris Tarrant but Jeremy Clarkson!

Is it too soon to bring it back and what do you think of Clarkson as host?


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post Mar 4 2018, 06:47 PM
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Used to love this show back in its heyday before they utterly mutilated it with the timer & all the other useless gimmicks.

I'm very intrigued to see how Jeremy Clarkson is as a host of this.
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post Mar 4 2018, 06:48 PM
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They're asking for contestants on their Facebook page.
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post Mar 4 2018, 06:53 PM
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I donít think we need anymore Jeremy Clarkson tbh
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post Mar 4 2018, 06:55 PM
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I don't like the idea of producers choosing the contestants via auditions now as they do on other quiz shows. The phone question and random picking by computer so looks and personality didn't matter was fine. Now I bet just the photogenic and bubbly people get on. Hope they still do fastest finger first.

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post Mar 4 2018, 06:59 PM
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absolutely not here for Jeremy Clarkson hosting tho
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post Mar 4 2018, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(BridgeCow @ Mar 4 2018, 06:59 PM) *
absolutely not here for Jeremy Clarkson hosting tho



Jeremy Paxman would be better
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I guess a revival of this could be good if they manage to freshen up the formula a little, without losing what made the original run so good!

Jeremy Clarkson, however, is not the answer. Please god no.
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post Mar 4 2018, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris @ Mar 4 2018, 07:04 PM) *
Jeremy Paxman would be better


He's great on University Challenge when he pressured all those know-it-alls but I wouldn't like him on this if they're gonna resort back to the "you only have 3 milliseconds to answer" which completely erases the tension & joy of watching people mulling over whether to risk crazy amounts of money.
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post Mar 4 2018, 08:15 PM
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Simple go back and stick to fastest finger first, no auditions, no gimmicks with the timings, changing the questions from 15 to 12. Or any 'swap' lifelines and no Jeremy Clarkson.

Keep the original formula. or show it as 'live'.

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post Mar 4 2018, 09:03 PM
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Oh I loved this so much as a child so I'd love to see it back, that said, with Chris Tarrant plz. Jeremy Clarkson is just...not a prospect we should be entertaining.
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OMG YES. I absolutely adore the show, but they can piss right off with Clarkson sick2.gif
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post Mar 4 2018, 11:27 PM
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I would be here if not for that utter waste of oxygen "presenting" it.

The format was a bit slow at times but I loved the tension it created, it was perfect easy Saturday night viewing.
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post Mar 5 2018, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE(Liаm @ Mar 4 2018, 11:27 PM) *
I would be here if not for that utter waste of oxygen "presenting" it.

The format was a bit slow at times but I loved the tension it created, it was perfect easy Saturday night viewing.



For many years it was on Tuesday evenings. Started on Tuesdays too IIRC. They moved it to Saturdays much later.
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post Mar 9 2018, 08:08 AM
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Jeremy Clarkson confirmed as new host. To start with and to gauge public reaction, seven new episodes will air on consecutive nights over one week this autumn, the 25th Anniversary of the show's start. Said to be the original format with 15 question, three lifelines and no timer.

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Glad it's the original format, will definitely be interested in this now! Just wonder how seriously Clarkson will take it or will it be another Robot Wars? laugh.gif
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post Mar 9 2018, 09:24 AM
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Will be interesting to see Clarkson as the new host. I wonder why Tarrent didnít return?
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post Mar 9 2018, 09:20 PM
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It's the 20th anniversary I believe it is. Please no twists with this.
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QUOTE(gavindeejay @ Mar 9 2018, 09:24 AM) *
Will be interesting to see Clarkson as the new host. I wonder why Tarrent didnít return?


Because it is a tired, old format - and for one thing £1 million in 1998 is now worth £1,655,181 due to inflation so it's not actually that much money anymore - I suspect there are many houses worth more than that in the SE of England.
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£1,000,000 is not actually that much money anymore? on what planet?
itís still far and away the biggest prize you can win on tv regardless of inflation.
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