WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE RETURNS IN ONCE-A-WEEK FORMAT
The biggest quiz on TV is back for a sixth series, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson.
The six contestants have 15 questions, four lifelines and one chance to win one million pounds.
How did you find filming this new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? with the new socially distanced restrictions?
JC: “For the first programme we filmed, it was a bit strange to be honest. You say things that you think are funny, and there’s mainly silence. Maybe a little laughter but not what you normally expect. I then realised when filming the next few episodes, it’s better to just talk to the people like you’re in a phone box and it got much easier. It’s quite a lonely existing out there anyway, even when there is an audience. The audience for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is always in the dark so you’re not always aware of them being there. The show is really about one person, in the spotlight, demonstrating how much general knowledge they have, or in some cases, don’t have.”
Do you think there was less tension on the contestants without the audience being there?
JC: “No. As I’ve said, it isn’t about the audience really on our show. It isn’t a comedy show and you’re not asking them to react in a particular way. Of all the shows that have traditionally had an audience, it’s probably one of the least affected. I mean, it’s weird from where I was sitting in programme one, but I quickly got used it. When we film another series, I might be surprised to have the audience back!”
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns Sunday 17th January at 8pm on ITV, and continues weekly.