Jeremy Clarkson takes aim at ‘stupid’ Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestants

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host Jeremy Clarkson has taken a swipe at “stupid contestants” who have appeared on the show.


Following the success of the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? anniversary in 2018, a new series is currently airing Sunday nights on ITV.

The new episodes will see the return of new host, Jeremy Clarkson, who fronted the revival last year.

But ahead of the series, Jeremy has taken aim at ‘stupid contestants’ who appeared on the 2018 run.

He laughed: “I’m told I’ve been nicer to the contestants, but last year there were some very stupid contestants who didn’t warrant any niceness.

“This time they’ve been, by and large with one or two exceptions, sparky and on-it and bright and deserving of a place in the chair.”

The former Top Gear presenter teased of the upcoming shows: “Well, I won’t give anything away but it opens with a super bright contestant. Some fabulous characters. You’re just left at the end thinking, people often talk about ‘The British’. The British think this, The British do that. But when you look at this show, you think aren’t we all very different.


“It goes for a young, tussled haired politics student who’s hilariously funny to a perfectly engaging religious studies teacher. It’s heaven.”

The 2019 series will also see new life line ‘Ask The Host’ make a comeback.

“Last year, as people will remember very well, I was almost entirely useless,” Jeremy confessed. “To a certain extent, I’ve continued that tradition this time out. Occasionally I accidently knew something, but not as often as I would have liked.

“It’s so annoying, because sometimes, you’ll get to the £125,000 question and you go, I know this. But they’ve already asked you and used the lifeline on something like the Kardashians that you don’t know.”


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire airs Sunday nights on ITV.

You can watch episodes online via the ITV Hub here.