Final 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Show'

Tonight at 9 o'clock on ITV a television milestone will be reached. After almost 600 editions, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' will be transmitted live for the very last time.

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'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire': The facts & figures

Tonight at 9 o'clock on ITV a television milestone will be reached. After almost 600 editions, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' will be transmitted live for the very last time.

It has been around for 15 years - hosted from day one by former ATV Midlands reporter Chris Tarrant.

The facts and figures:

  • It took 122 editions of the show to get its first millionaire - this happened on November 20th 2000
  • The format of the show was: 15 questions, 4 multiple choice answers, 3 lifelines to offer help, and one host
  • It began in September 1998
  • It is now made and seen in 120 countries around the world
  • It inspired the book Q and A, which later became the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire
  • More than 1,200 people have sat in the hot seat
  • There have been five millionaires
  • The show has given away more than £55 million
  • The show comes to an end tonight

Last edition of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Tonight at 9 o'clock on ITV a television milestone will be reached. After almost 600 editions, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' will be transmitted live for the very last time.

It has been around for 15 years - hosted from day one by former ATV Midlands reporter Chris Tarrant.

Mr Tarrant has been speaking to ITV News Central correspondent Andy Bevan about when he watched the programme being transmitted in Kazakhstan.

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