In the last ever Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? shows, Chris Tarrant is joined by a star-studded celebrity line-up to ensure a fitting finale to the internationally renowned gameshow. Join Sir Chris Hoy, James Nesbitt and Frank Skinner, amongst others as they take on the million pound hotseat in the hope of raising mountains of cash for their chosen charities. A further look back special will also air on Tuesday 11 February at 8pm on ITV.
On Tuesday 28 January, Chris Tarrant welcomes comedian Russell Kane and presenting personality Gloria Hunniford to take on the million pound challenge in the penultimate ever episode. The pair hope to raise money forThe Caron Keating Foundation and mental illness charity Rethink. An anxious Russell Kane said "The prospect of looking like a total idiot was very real. Thankfully, I do that for a living, so the nerves, though still awful, were manageable."
Also stepping up to the challenge in the millionaire hotseat will be brummie TV and radio personality Frank Skinnerand TV presenter Adrian Chiles. Will the witty duo laugh off the scrutiny of Chris Tarrant and walk away with that magic million for aid agency CAFOD?
Finally, singing sensation Alexandra Burke teams up with fashion designer and jungle expert, David Emanuel, forthe big money quiz. No stranger to hitting the high notes, the former X Factor champion will be hoping to raise large sums for Breast Cancer Care. Alexendra says "I'm so nervous going on the show as I have watched "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' since I was a child and I want to do well!" David who is playing for Macmillan Cancer Support, says "I've been a huge fan of the show over the years and thrilled to team up with Alexandra. It must be very emotional for Chris Tarrant."
Taking centre stage on Tuesday 4 February, in the last episode of the iconic game show, Olympic cycling legend,Sir Chris Hoy, aims to win gold once again for mental health charity SAMH and children's charity UNICEF. Joining him in the hotseat is fellow Scotsman and stand-up comedian, Kevin Bridges who is playing for The Euan MacDonald Centre. Will the Scottish pair go up a gear and win the magic million?
Chris says "I'm really looking forward to taking part in the last ever episode of such an iconic game show. I'm hoping Kevin and I can put our heads together and come away with a huge cheque for our chosen charities, but I'm fully aware Chris Tarrant won't let it be an easy challenge!"
Also looking to hit the jackpot are TV favourites James Nesbitt and Dom Joly. The pair aim to win the much sought after six figure cheque for charities Child Soldiers International and Save The Children. Funnyman Dom says "I was fine until the cameras rolled and then both Jimmy and I were a psychological mess".
Finally, Hairy Biker, Dave Myers, partners up with Strictly Come Dancing co-star and brainbox beauty, Rachel Riley, as they aim to triumph in Tarrant's hotseat for respective charities St Mary's Hospice and Angus Lawson Memorial Trust. Can the pair foxtrot to a fortune?
The cash won by the contestants will be shared 50/50 between their charities and one lucky viewer at home.
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Chris's Final Answer! sees Chris look back at some of his favourite moments from the last fifteen years on the show. The contestants that have stuck with him, all of the million pound moments and of course the infamous coughing Major.
Chris says: "I've loved the buzz of it and will miss the sheer drama of watching someone, literally eyeball to eyeball, agonising over whether or not they know an answer and are brave enough to go for it, with a huge amount of money at stake! I'm not sure I'll miss someone shouting "hey Chrissie, do you wanna phone a friend?" at me out of their car window or across a busy street. I genuinely think it's happened to me every day since September 1998. It even happened last year when I was filming in Sierra Leone!"
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Celebrity Special on Tuesday 28 January at 8pm
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Celebrity Special on Tuesday 4 February at 8pm
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Chris's Final Answer! on Tuesday 11 February at 8pm