Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Retired doctor reaches £1m question, 14 years after last champion

Andrew Townsley could be the series’ first jackpot winner since Ingram Wilcox in 2006

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 12 May 2020 08:56
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Charles Ingram wins £1m on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

A contestant has made it to the final question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, 14 years after the series last featured a million-pound winner.

Retired doctor Andrew Townsley manages to reach the million-pound question on tonight's episode of the long-running ITV quiz show (12 May 2020).

Townsley would be just the sixth contestant to best the final question in the series's history, a fact which host Jeremy Clarkson points out during the episode.

Ingram Wilcox was the most recent winner, who bagged the £1m jackpot in 2006.

Other contestants to emerge victorious include Pat Gibson in 2004, David Edwards and Robert Brydges in 2001 and Judith Keppel back in 2000.

Perhaps the most well-known person to snag the £1m prize is retired British Army major Charles Ingram, who won in 2001 but was accused of cheating.

Ingram's story was the focus of the recent ITV drama Quiz, which starred Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford and Matthew Macfadyen.​

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