Jeremy Clarkson is, shall we say, a divisive figure so there were always going to be some people who didn’t enjoy him fronting the new run of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.
His sardonic responses to contestants who were struggling with some of the earlier questions didn’t go down well with those who thought the show should provide a more supportive environment…
Jeremy Clarkeson has always even a patronising git and do far tonight he’s bang on form! Who else wants his chair to fall backwards under the weight of his big fat ego #jeremyclarkeson #patronisinggit #whowantstobeamillionaire
— Claire Addey (@Telynsmam) May 5, 2018
Jeremy Clarkson is SO wrong for this show. Insulting the contestants and their phone a friend does not give them confidence to answer the questions. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire
— Rob Innes (@RobInnes87) May 5, 2018
#whowantstobeamillionaire clarkson is rude & condescending, no wonder the contestant was nervous.people don’t want to be told they aren’t very good or they can buy a house where they come from with a few thousands.
— Val Watson (@vally10) May 5, 2018
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Others, though, loved Clarkson in the seat formerly occupied by Chris Tarrant and thought his brand of humour was perfect for the show…
Coughing jokes … Trump jokes … Yorkshire accents ???????? Jeremy Clarkson has already nailed it! #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire
— S Babs ???? (@sbabs90) May 5, 2018
Jeremy Clarkson is great at this. I know I'm not in the majority on this, but I love it when TV presenters aren't afraid to say what we're thinking. #whowantstobeamillionaire
— James the Still Here (@MrTuxed0) May 5, 2018
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) May 5, 2018
#whowantstobeamillionaire I think people need to get a grip, if you don't like Jeremy Clarkson don't watch the programme, there are plenty of TV channels to entertain you. Personally I think he is smashing it ????
— Laura Welfare (@WelfareLaura) May 5, 2018
Clarkson is already way better than tarrant #whowantstobeamillionaire
— lee mccleary (@81Lmc) May 5, 2018
Some were even demanding a full series for Clarkson…
— Andy Halls (@AndyBizarre) May 5, 2018
I like the new format and Jeremy Clarkson is a great host, please pick this up for a full series ITV #whowantstobeamillionaire
— Jack Walker (@JackTheFact29) May 5, 2018
— ????️???? Paul ????️???? (@PJN74) May 5, 2018
And others were just enjoying the work of the question-setters…
— Martin Coad (@MartinCoad86) May 5, 2018
Here’s to more gems like that as Who Wants To Be a Millionaire continues throughout the week at 9pm on ITV.