Jeremy Clarkson speaks out on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire history

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Jeremy Clarkson shocked by guess

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Jeremy Clarkson will be back on Saturday night as a new series of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? makes its return to ITV. The Grand Tour presenter will sit opposite one hopeful player as they try to win £1million by answering a selection of multiple choice questions.

The contestant won’t be on their own either because they have the choice of asking the audience, asking the host, taking 50/50 or phoning a friend.

However, in an exclusive Q&A with Express.co.uk and other press, Jeremy teased fans about what they can expect from the latest series.

The presenter, who has been hosting the ITV show since 2018, joked he loves the job for the “money”.

“It’s not that difficult sitting say to someone, ‘What’s the capital of Ecuador?’ he explained to host Joel Dommett.

“I really genuinely enjoy it and I like being in Manchester. It’s like a holiday really going up there for a week where it’s recorded.

“So I really love doing it, and it’s lovely to see people when they win a lot of money, and it’s just as lovely to see people when they don’t.”

When discussing whether there were any stand-out moments in the latest series, the Clarkson’s Farm star continued: “I think we’ve had our biggest ever drop.

“Somebody went to £125,000 without a safety net, and can I say this? F****d it up.

“That really was an extremely alarming moment, it really really was. But yeah, I mean, going home after you’ve lost £124,000, is unbelievable.

Speaking about the success of the show since taking over from Chris Tarrant, Jeremy simply said: “It’s a really good show.”

A new feature added to the programme is an “ask the host” option, however, the former Top Gear star admitted that takes “10 years off his life”.

He said: “I have to sit there and at some point, they are going to ask me and that really is unnerving then because you can be 99.9 percent sure that you know the answer.

“The doubt that lives in your head, and it takes 10 years of my life every lifetime when they ask host, I’m like, ‘Oh Christ, please don’t’.

“This series I think it’s the first time ever in Millionaire history, the audience got £1,000 question wrong.

“Oh, imagine that the simple £1,000 question and the majority got the wrong answer.”

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? airs on Saturday at 9.10pm on ITV.

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