Tony Blair and his wife Cherie are reportedly being lined up to appear in a special version of ITV1's Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

The broadcaster is said to want the former prime minister and Mrs Blair, a high-flying barrister, to appear in a one-off celebrity version of the quiz this Christmas.

According to the Daily Mirror there is a realistic chance the couple could appear on the Chris Tarrant-fronted show – and a source indicated hopes are high they could scoop the £1 million top prize for their chosen category.

"Some of our biggest celebs have appeared. Who knows – you are talking about two intelligent people – they could go all the way," a show insider revealed.

Even before leaving Downing Street last month media-friendly Mr Blair, 54, appeared in a Comic Relief sketch opposite Catherine Tate's comedic creation Lauren Cooper, infamously uttering her catchphrase "Am I bovvered?"

But his wife, two years his junior, could be less willing for a return to the public eye after firing a "We won't miss you" parting shot at a waiting pack of reporters and photographers as she and her family left No 10.

If the Blairs did opt to appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire they would have to emulate the success of interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his wife Jacqueline Llewelyn-Bowen, who last year became the only couple to reach the £1 million final question.

21/07/2007 16:55:46