Jeremy Clarkson’s revived Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is returning in 2019 for a new 10-part run stripped across two weeks.
The new episodes follow the success of a ‘one-off’ anniversary run this May which launched with 6.1 million viewers and a 31% viewing share and won the slot each night it was broadcast.
As before, the show will offer members of the public the chance to win £1,000,000. Each contestant will have the opportunity to answer 15 questions on their way to winning the life changing prize, helped along the way by familiar lifelines of Ask The Audience; Phone a Friend; 50:50 and the return of new lifeline; Ask The Host.
Jeremy Clarkson said: “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”.
The series will be produced by Stellify Media with filming taking place in Manchester.
Matthew Worthy, joint Managing Director of Stellify Media said: “Ask The Host is back! And a quick tip for future contestants: don’t use it on questions about fine art, haute cuisine or the scouting association.”
Commissioned for ITV by Siobhan Greene, 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 Directors Julia Knowles and Richard Valentine. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is a Sony Pictures Television format.