Everything you need to know about the six candidates to walk away with the top prize in the ITV quiz
Sunday November 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Tonight a special episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will look at the first nominee to win the top prize – Judith Keppel, who walked away with the £ million almost exactly 20 years ago
Since that win, five more quizzes have answered all 15 questions correctly, including history and politics professor Donald Fear, who earlier in 2020 became the first person to win with Jeremy Clarkson as the quizmaster
Of course, there was another candidate who technically gave every question the correct answer: Charles Ingram, aka the Cough Major, whose victory was overturned after being accused of relying on help from his sister and another quiz on the show , a story that was dramatized earlier this year in the hit drama ITV Quiz (Ingram was ultimately convicted on one count of obtaining the execution of a valuable title by deception)
We go over each of the legitimate winners here, ahead of tonight’s schedule.In addition, we’ve included each of their £ 1million questions below Can you answer it?
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The hit quiz started in 1998, but it took two years for someone to win the top prize – and that person was former garden designer Judith Keppel, who walked away with the million pounds sterling on November 20, 2020 after apparently ‘fighting for money’ before his appearance on the series Keppel has remained a familiar face to TV quiz fans ever since, having joined the cast of Eggheads in 2003
It only took five months for a second millionaire on the show, former Welsh physics professor and 1990 Mastermind champion David Edwards correctly answering 15 questions on April 21, 2001 Edwards used his three buoys. rescue on one issue – the £ 125,000 question – and used his son, who would later earn £ 125,000 himself on the show, as his phone-friend After his victory, Edwards almost followed Keppel’s path on Eggheads – appearing in two sets of Are You an Egghead? in 2008 and 2009, but he failed to win either way
The next nominee to win the award was also in 2001, with Oxford-trained banker Robert Brydges becoming the third millionaire in the show’s history The victory came at a turbulent time for the series – just 11 days after the major cough scandal, and Brydges was by chance in the audience when Charles Ingram appeared, apparently one of the few people to notice. something suspicious
After Brydges’ victory, there was a nearly three-year gap before the next millionaire, with Irish world quiz champion Pat Gibson ending the drought on April 24, 2004 Gibson is kind of a mainstay in the quiz world, having also won Mastermind in 2005 and Radio 4’s Brain of Britain in 2006 Like Edwards, Gibson was involved in both the first and second series of Are You an Egghead? and beat his fellow millionaire in the 2009 final to become a member of the Eggheads team
Perhaps no name has been more important in the history of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire than Ingram – and on September 23, 2006, official Ingram Wilcox became the fifth winner of the first prize and the last millionaire in the original series Wilcox had previously been a losing finalist on a range of quiz shows including Mastermind, Fifteen to One and Brain of Britain He answered the last question correctly having already used his three lifebuoys
Million Pound Question: Which boxer was famous for hitting the gong in the introduction to J Arthur Rank’s films?
It took 14 years before another candidate became a millionaire – although it is interesting that the show was cut off between 2014 and 2018 History and politics professor Donald Fear became the The first winner of Jeremy Clarkson’s tenure as host earlier this year, taking first prize on September 11, 2020 His victory was all the more impressive for being the first contender to win without using all available lifelines – in fact he only used one, the 50:50 on the £ 32,000 question
Million pounds question: In 1718, what pirate died in action off what is now North Carolina?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question airs tonight at 8pm on ITV Looking for something else to watch? Consult our TV guide
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