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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Jeremy Clarkson

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,950 ✭✭✭ sonofenoch


    Had to laugh at the end when he even answered how many jackpot winners there had been on the show ...........there was a touch of Rainman about him


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ jaffa20


    The questions really did fall his way which even he admitted. ITV wanted a millionaire winner and it was leaked all to boost ratings but it was enjoyable to watch all the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,534 ✭✭✭✭ ctrl-alt-delete


    Just watched it now. What a likeable chap and a real slumdog feel about the questions!

    I suppose a measure of the man that he didn't phone his brother to tell him was going to beat him.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,964 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ShamoBuc


    Just watched it now. What a likeable chap and a real slumdog feel about the questions!

    I suppose a measure of the man that he didn't phone his brother to tell him was going to beat him.

    I most certainly would have :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭ Pythagorean


    I am beginning to wonder if this is a clever fix by the programme makers to boost ratings ?? It all seems a bit too good to be true ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,320 ✭✭✭✭ flazio


    Never mind ringing the brother, I'd have asked Jeremy and watched him squirm over the question before telling him I already know it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭ Ger Roe


    He is the head off Donald Pleasance.

    In fairness as a history and politics teacher he couldn't have asked for an easier series of questions.
    Up to 16k the questions were all very easy.
    The 50/50 took away the closest answer to the correct one.

    Not one modern pop culture , music, literature, sport, science or technology question.

    Seems like a very nice fellow though.

    I thought the questions fell very nicely too and noted that they were more actual fact based than usual. Not wanting to boast, but the missus was amazed that I got them all right (part knowledge, part deduction and part luck - as with everyone else).... except for the UK Parliament office holder question, but in his position he obviously had a good chance at that.

    How are people selected for the prog, what are the odds against two brothers getting the chance? I would have thought that in itself would be a good dollop of luck in the first place and would maybe have used up your quota :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,695 ✭✭✭✭ denartha


    Ger Roe wrote: »
    I thought the questions fell very nicely too and noted that they were more actual fact based than usual. Not wanting to boast, but the missus was amazed that I got them all right (part knowledge, part deduction and part luck - as with everyone else).... except for the UK Parliament office holder question, but in his position he obviously had a good chance at that.

    How are people selected for the prog, what are the odds against two brothers getting the chance? I would have thought that in itself would be a good dollop of luck in the first place and would maybe have used up your quota :)

    I can't remember was it the drama based on Charles Ingram or the Panorama special, but in his case both his wife and brother in law got on to play as well as him so it does happen


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,015 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    They rang in constantly, they had a lot of money sunk into it if I remember correctly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,304 ✭✭✭ Doodah7


    I am beginning to wonder if this is a clever fix by the programme makers to boost ratings ?? It all seems a bit too good to be true ?

    God almighty. Do people have to bring in bullsh1t conspiracy theories into everything?? Can you simply not think well of the guy without introducing your own paranoia???


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,696 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    Seems so fixed. Not even trying to hide it either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,696 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    Boost the ratings, a Covid happy story n all that.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭ Away With The Fairies


    Is tonight's episode repeated again? I was napping with the TV on in the background. Only woke up and started listening when he was on 250,000 and he still had most of his lifelines. I'd like to catch up with the full episode.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,658 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Yes, the Sunday episode is always repeated the following Saturday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,015 ✭✭✭✭ Water John


    I had a bit of a hunch that the answer was Blackbeard. It's now later that I remember reading it about two years ago. Not enough to risk any money on though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,217 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    Did Virgin show the winning episode?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,969 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Thargor wrote: »
    Did Virgin show the winning episode?

    I've just watched it recorded on Virgin... I've
    deleted it though, so not sure when it was shown but it should be on the player.

    What a fantastic player, the luck was with him for sure, but he knew his stuff as well. What a shame though that there wasn't an audience/ crew/ family to be there for the occasion!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,675 ✭✭✭ Jeff2


    Thargor wrote: »
    Did Virgin show the winning episode?

    Yes, then I think at 11pm showed his brother win 500k


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ jaffa20


    Virigin showed it tonight but didn't even show the whole season. They literally had spoillers and a preview of the winning moment all week. Ridiculoius. Just broadcast it when ITV are showing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,675 ✭✭✭ Jeff2


    jaffa20 wrote: »
    Virigin showed it tonight but didn't even show the whole season. They literally had spoillers and a preview of the winning moment all week. Ridiculoius. Just broadcast it when ITV are showing it.

    Yeah the spoilers this few days were bad.
    Even showed who won.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,551 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Who is buying the console game? It's on PS4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch.

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Who-Wants-Be-Millionaire-PS4/dp/B08FRY9ZHG/


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,247 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    It's a no for me for the game, I had it on PS2, not enough questions, so it overlaps questions alot (especially the smaller amounts)


    And because it's play money the risk element is null and void and people guess on the higher amounts like it's nothing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,875 ✭✭✭ Unearthly


    New episode tonight at half 9 on ITV. Celebrity version


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,804 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    *Anyone see it last night?? - it was look through your fingers car crash TV

    how did Clarkson not know the M6 was the longest motorway in the UK, and the earlier question about the Titanic everyone knows the Captain goes down with the ship :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,217 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    fryup wrote: »
    *Anyone see it last night?? - it was look through your fingers car crash TV

    how did Clarkson not know the M6 was the longest motorway in the UK, and the earlier question about the Titanic everyone knows the Captain goes down with the ship :rolleyes:
    It was some of the worst I've ever seen, hate celebrity crap. The questions obviously geared to get a few grand for their charities then above 32k you could practically hear the door slam as they cut them off by asking real questions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,875 ✭✭✭ Unearthly


    New Series starts tomorrow at 8pm on ITV. 6 episodes, airing weekly on Sunday nights


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,217 ✭✭✭✭ Thargor


    Thanks Unearthly, amazing how this thread is the only way you'd know it even exists. It used to be such a major event in our house as a kid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ jaffa20


    I wonder if it's the new season showing on Virgin media too or just the usual repeats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,969 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    jaffa20 wrote: »
    I wonder if it's the new season showing on Virgin media too or just the usual repeats.

    Virgin always seem to get the new series about a week later


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,551 ✭✭✭ dublinman1990


    Ouch. I felt for your man at the beginning. What a tough question.


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