Jeremy Clarkson to host 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' on ITV

By Karen Butler  |  March 9, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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March 9 (UPI) -- Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he signed on to host a Who Wants to be a Millionaire revival on Britain's ITV.

"Can't wait to get cracking with Millionaire. Always loved that show," Clarkson tweeted Friday.

"We can't wait either @JeremyClarkson," the network replied.

Seven, hour-long episodes are to air as a stripped event this spring, timed to the 20th anniversary of the show's debut. New installments of the game show will be taped in Manchester, England.

"Each contestant will have the opportunity to answer 15 questions on their way to winning this life changing prize, helped along the way by familiar lifelines of asking the audience, asking a friend and taking the 50/50 option," a news release said. "Plus, there will be a number of new twists and turns for audiences to look forward to."

Millionaire ran in the United Kingdom 1998 to 2014, with Chris Tarrant as host.

Clarkson is best known for presenting Top Gear on the BBC from 1988 to 2015. He is now the co-star of The Grand Tour, which recently wrapped its second season.

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