Who Wants to be a Millionaire? with Jeremy Clarkson to return for new series in 2019

Following the success of the ITV revival under The Grand Tour presenter Clarkson, the game show will be back with a longer series

Jeremy Clarkson in Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

Jeremy Clarkson will be back on ITV in 2019 with another – longer – series of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

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The news follows the success of the seven episodes which aired this May to mark the programme’s 20th anniversary.

The revival performed well for the channel, launching with 6.1 million viewers and a 31% share of the audience.

New host Clarkson will be back, and joked that he would enjoy spending some time away from his Grand Tour co-hosts.

“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,” he said.

Ten more episodes will air in early 2019, with Clarkson once more firing the questions and offering contestants the chance to answer the 15 questions correctly in order to land £1m.

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They will, of course, be 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.