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This is the fourteenth season of Australian version of Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire. Top prize is $1,000,000.

Each contestant had clock:

  • Questions 1-5 - 15 seconds
  • Questions 6-10 - 30 seconds
  • Questions 11-15 - 45 seconds

Lifelines

  • Pass
  • 50:50. From 2017, this lifeline is available for all questions, but only the contestant who correctly answered the most questions in the fastest time in Fastest Finger First and it's worth $1,000 that they won on Fastest Finger First.
  • Switch the Question. From 2017, this lifeline is now available for all questions, but only the contestant who correctly answered the most questions in the fastest time in Fastest Finger First and it's worth $1,000 that they won on Faster Finger First.
  • Ask A Friend (16.05.2022-present). Starting from the 49th episode, Ask A Friend is now used as the audiences are back to the studio.

Former lifelines

  • Ask the Host (12.10.2020-11.05.2022). Since the 91st episode of Season 12, this lifeline is using instead of Ask A Friend in empty studio.

Episodes

  • Episode 1 (31st January 2022)
Alice Wheeler
Robert Grant
Sheyan Jones
James Aitken
Carrie Bennett
Hayden Newton ($100,000)
  • Episode 2 (1st February 2022)
Cam Stevens
Rich Chatfield
Ben Simpson
Marika Forras ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Trina Rain
Doug Omand
  • Episode 3 (2nd February 2022)
Diane Rowland
Cass Muir
Will Hughes
Paul Chooi ($10,000)
Jacqui Stephenson
Adam Raynes
  • Episode 4 (3rd February 2022)
Andrew Haug
Kaylee Stevens
Matt Elmer
Will Shields ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Claire Hopper
Krystal Tonkin
  • Episode 5 (7th February 2022)
Taash Balakas
Shell Pocock
Todd Ackerman ($50,000)
Harry Roberston
Beth Carman
Dave Sneddon
  • Episode 6 (8th February 2022)
Gill Maxwell
Matthew Maiolo ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Danny O'Halloran
Annie Sargent
John McGorrery
Chaya Ash
  • Episode 7 (9th February 2022)
Isabelle Roberts
Kate McHugh ($20,000)
Gus Campi
Steve West
Rob Rusan
Michelle Halford
  • Episode 8 (10th February 2022)
Anna Murphy
Colin Dunn
Tracie Kirchler
John D'Arcy
Hannah Holloway
Dinko Hanic ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 9 (14th February 2022)
Alex Weybury
Kathrin Jarred ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Tracey Borg
Lily Bigley
Dale Renton
Nick Savvas
  • Episode 10 (15th February 2022)
Julia Plithakis
Voula Bitaxis
Brett Jenkins
Nikki Fenton
Andrew Green
Adam Golding ($10,000)
  • Episode 11 (16th February 2022)
Dean Dernikos
Katie Powell
James Roth ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Crissy Palmes-Van Den Akker
Campbell Ross
Lina Morales
  • Episode 12 (17th February 2022)
Vas Bundevski
Steven Tran
Chrissy Gambino ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Josh Neumark
Harshi Bharani
Lindy Di Conza
  • Episode 13 (21st February 2022)
Lucy Vassallo
Nick Price
Shane Earl
Natasha Hills
Ash Dharan ($20,000)
Cory Koj
  • Episode 14 (22nd February 2022)
Olivia Galizi
Sean O'Keefe
Howard Heng ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Mandy Hoey
Geoff Arthur
Jess Mikecz
  • Episode 15 (23rd February 2022)
Bridgette Harrison
Darren Read
Lachie Murrell
Mel Burich ($21,000)
Michelle Luby
Josh Mackie
  • Episode 16 (24th February 2022)
Rebekah Trachsel
Caz Kilby ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Flynn Addicott
Robyn O'Dea
Brock Pescud
Piyush Shah
  • Episode 17 (28th February 2022)
Linda Kilibarda ($100,000)
Jim Manolis
Sophie Whiting
Fiona Arbaci
Ash Nathan
Trev Crook
  • Episode 18 (1st March 2022)
Darren Peters
Stephanie Tsiros
Anna Tesoriero
Carl Barton ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Bharrat Dabas
Gail Blythe
  • Episode 19 (2nd March 2022)
Joey Kufersin
Georgette Hiras
Nyssa Barros-Smith
Barney Boyce ($20,000)
Sandra Jones
Mark Walsh
  • Episode 20 (7th March 2022)
David Legge ($50,000)
Hannah Parker
Kate Lee
Mark Wells
Ben Pickering
Helen Zisis
  • Episode 21 (8th March 2022)
Sam Harlow-Black ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Laura Emerson
Ben Waterhouse
Kyle Muir
Jess Tait
Jeremy Gaden
  • Episode 22 (9th March 2022)
Karen Cooke
Melissa Stumpo
James Schwab
Herve Tran ($20,000)
Nicola Connolly
Brian Van Vriends
  • Episode 23 (10th March 2022)
Dan Jones
Dianna Roberts
Casey Blundell
Will Emerson
Anna-Marie Restall
Brad Wilkins ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 24 (14th March 2022)
Greg Gibson
Stu Potter
Georgie Menzies
Di Pezzimenti
Jackson Creek
Lisa Phillips ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
  • Episode 25 (15th March 2022)
Gavin Sempel
Helen Higgins
Amanda Ruffels
David Armstrong
Samone Amba ($10,000)
Mark Flegg
  • Episode 26 (16th March 2022)
Gen Walker
John Kilby
Christine Margina
Phil Matejko
Brenda Ludbrook ($20,000)
Dileep Yogasingham
  • Episode 27 (17th March 2022)
Sarah McGarvie
Lesley Hughes
Joe Harding
Dan Balasundaram
Steph McCarthy
Carmelo Francese ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 28 (21st March 2022)
Ben Wawn
Polly Tamer
Natasha Hosein
Koray Adal
Joseph Koprek ($20,000)
Dorothy Kokoras
  • Episode 29 (22nd March 2022)
Dearbháil Morrissey
Bill Heijnen
Sarah Vears
Liam Mackay
Sharon Polson
Daniel Wilson ($10,000)
  • Episode 30 (23rd March 2022)
Darcy Ellis
Stephanie Bradley
Robert Clarke
Harini Subramanian ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Michelle Holden
Marty Heard
  • Episode 31 (28th March 2022)
Emily Brown
Harley Thomas ($1,000 - lost on $100,000)
JJ Miller
Craig Maher
Andy Riddell
Kathryn Kelly
  • Episode 32 (29th March 2022)
Tessa Kinsella
Paul Libeau
Caterine Scopas
Fiona Maw
Tom Whiteley ($20,000)
Jason Gorringe
  • Episode 33 (30th March 2022)
Leo Capuana
Penny Konstandopoulous
Lisa Roberts
Rory Hughes
Mohini Lata
Bryce Flannery ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 34 (4th April 2022)
Matt Sealey
Lauren Schiavello
John Rutherford
Leon Rodriguez ($20,000)
Mark Henderson
Jodie Kearney
  • Episode 35 (5th April 2022)
Jenna Boglis
Shane Rawlings
Kitty Le Get
Gerard Roche ($20,000)
Corey Thomas
Meagan Jones
  • Episode 36 (6th April 2022)
Emma Dalziel
Claire Spencer
Bruno Annetta ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Damien Cerni
Julz Owen
Nick Wood
  • Episode 37 (18th April 2022)
Alex Crispo ($250,000)
Warwick Marks
Damon Bernardski
Veronica Allen
Josh Starr
Brittany Martin
  • Episode 38 (19th April 2022)
Helen Burvil
Conor Barnes
Rory Molloy
Tharumi Meegahapola ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Joe Comer
Dianne Ghosn
  • Episode 39 (25th April 2022)
Blake Corso ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Jay Srinivasan
James Butler
Rhonda Nisbet
Megan Bergemann
Barry Dickinson
  • Episode 40 (26th April 2022)
Casey Orpwood
Sandra Young
Julien Ardourel
Nikki Vallance
Mikey D ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Norm Allchin
  • Episode 41 (27th April 2022)
Bianca Yankov
Michael Abat
Catherine Shelley
Chris Branigan ($10,000)
Tarsh Jago
Zvi Civins
  • Episode 42 (28th April 2022)
Sandy Suliman
Natasha Darkoski
Jon-Antony Deering
Gil McBean
Morgan Higgins ($1,000 - lost on $6,000)
Brad Lanesman
  • Episode 43 (2nd May 2022)
Tom White
Isobel Caulfield
Michael Fisher
Luke McCullough ($100,000)
Hannah Thomas
Yvette Gladwell
  • Episode 44 (3rd May 2022)
LJ Smith
Emily van Bergen ($20,000)
Mhairi Ford
George Hurley Wellington
Angela Clark
Gary Thackham
  • Episode 45 (4th May 2022)
Michelle Fox
Minapre Clements
Adam Goodwin
Danni Thomas ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Chris Chapple
Eric Wilson
  • Episode 46 (9th May 2022)
Harry Chahal ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Phil Farrelly
Tessa Aldridge
Kristi Hanson
Blake Johnston
Christina Ellis
  • Episode 47 (10th May 2022)
Alex Morgan
Sonal Ojha
Shani Verma
Ross Bradley
Tracey Blacka
Adam McGlone ($10,000)
  • Episode 48 (11th May 2022)
Conny Buller
Brent Thomas
Laura Walters
Valentina Mortimore
Yianni Kallianis
Chris Howard ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 49 (16th May 2022)
Deniiele Furney
Adam Di Trocchio
Chris Allen
Laura Anderson
Ginger Valentine
Stephen Fee ($50,000)
  • Episode 50 (17th May 2022)
Sharon McSweeney
Kaila Daff
Tim Ebeyer
Leon Conway
Theo Moors
Jennie Duggan ($10,000)
  • Episode 51 (18th May 2022)
Jean-Paul Temple
Julia Cataldo
Cameron Bobbit
Carmel Carbone
Jeff Devers
Jenna Shore ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
  • Episode 52 (19th May 2022)
Annelise Galea
Kerryn Estrada
Jim Reiher
Oliver Wurm
Andrea O'Meara ($11,000)
Peter Paptas
  • Episode 53 (23rd May 2022)
Leanne September
Daniel Rossimel
Jackson Russell ($50,000)
Antoinette Ricupito
Lewis Moore
Camille Cottee
  • Episode 54 (24th May 2022)
Leanne Tyrrell
Michael Maclean ($1,000 - lost on $50,000)
Martina Truong
Brad Hilary-Taylor
Bronwyn Ratcliffe
Prashant Karnath
  • Episode 55 (25th May 2022)
Lily Campbell
Guy Barker
Glenn Wilson
Danny Nelson
Allannah Smith ($20,000)
Nellie Rabah
  • Episode 56 (30th May 2022)
Andy Burns
Grace Foenander
Mitchell Taylor
Linda Simpkin
Lachlan White
Fiona Bostan ($1,000 - lost on $100,000)
  • Episode 57 (31st May 2022)
Erin Shand
Rod Bailey
Jye Harry ($50,000)
Ros Smith
Christopher Shimmen
Denise Cecchin
  • Episode 58 (1st June 2022)
Emily Turner
Will Rigney
Ray Capkin
Luke Owens
Hollen Singleton ($10,000)
Diana Hill
  • Episode 59 (2nd June 2022)
Marnie Gibson
Johnnie Triantos
David Somerton ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Ash Kashyap
Ali Sutton
John Dee
  • Episode 60 (6th June 2022)
Kalista Thomas
Jason Arruzza ($50,000)
Nick Beltrami
Tim Elliott-Teddy
Jenni Donnelly
Sarah McClelland
  • Episode 61 (7th June 2022)
Sarah Crockford
Victor Vasilevski
Lisa Dean ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Tony Adams
Krysten Harris
Abhishek Sandhu
  • Episode 62 (8th June 2022)
Ann Turnbull
Tanisha O'Hare
Andrew Byrne
Josh Wilson
Mel Law
Simon Delaney ($10,000)
  • Episode 63 (9th June 2022)
Lana Krasinski
Elliot Bleathman
Jeff Kempin
Fiona Walker
Saskia Adams ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
Dale Verhagen
  • Episode 64 (13th June 2022)
Jason Fabbri ($50,000)
Mel Iaria
Zac Williamson
Claudia Elzein
Georgia Humphrey
Anthony Bastianon
  • Episode 65 (14th June 2022)
Jocelyn Chong
Cal Macleod
John Bevilacqua ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
Steven Fasoli
Amy Brandler
Heather Ellis
  • Episode 66 (15th June 2022)
Kat Mullen ($20,000)
Isaac Lord
Darby Kitchin
Nathan Barrow
Ellyce Rumbacic
Gayle Sutton
  • Episode 67 (16th June 2022)
Annette Davey
Josh Hoye
April Henderson ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Chloe O'Brien
Abz Hojok
Matthew Zbaracki
  • Episode 68 (20th June 2022)
Yasmyne Chung
Wayne James Blore
Peter Bergman
Marina Denis
Matt Hill
Wendy Lawrence ($1,000 - lost on $250,000)
  • Episode 69 (21st June 2022)
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  • Episode 70 (22nd June 2022)
Berit Kavanagh
Paul Sims
Dean Korlos
Neil Pratt ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Sue Green
Karen Kennedy
  • Episode 71 (23rd June 2022)
Christian Cinel
Kilian McNamara
Anna McRae-Jansen
Maren Whittaker
Amir Rahimzadeh
Heather Robertson ($1,000 - lost on $10,000)
  • Episode 72 (27th June 2022)
Natalie West
Aidan Looker
Andrew Hope
Audrey Nugent ($20,000)
Shauna Singh
Darren Pearce
  • Episode 73 (28th June 2022)
Emily White
Roger Tan
Andrea Bulluss
Angelo Callanan
Judy Boyce ($1,000 - lost on $20,000)
Phil Lumsden
  • Episode 74 (29th June 2022)
  • Episode 75 (30th June 2022)
Tom Kenney
Gayelene Boardman
Eddie Mirindi
Des Presdee
Chad Pearce ($1,000 - lost on $6,000)
Richard Monkiewicz
  • Episode 76 (4th July 2022)
  • Episode 77 (5th July 2022)
  • Episode 78 (6th July 2022)

Trivia

  • In this season, the following contestants appeared on his/her second time:
    • Will Hughes made his second appearance on February 2, 2022. His last appearance was on June 17, 2019.
    • Fiona Arbaci made her second appearance on February 28, 2022. Her last appearance was on September 7, 2021.
    • Harley Thomas made his second appearance on March 28, 2022. His last appearance was on April 19, 2021.
    • Claire Spencer made her second appearance on April 6, 2022. Her last appearance was on April 21, 2021.
    • Jim Reiher made his second appearance on May 19, 2022. His last appearance was on May 17, 2021.
    • Guy Barker made his second appearance on May 25, 2022. His last appearance was on November 25, 2021; the episode when Antony McManus won a million dollars.
  • There are several rare instances that the "Total Prize Won" graphic message and the value as displayed in the studio are different:
    • On February 23, 2022, the "Total Prize Won" graphic message displays incorrectly as "$20,000". Contestant Mel Burich actually won $21,000, as displayed in the studio.
    • On May 19, 2022, the total prize value displayed in the studio incorrectly stated as "$10,000". Contestant Andrea O'Meara actually won $11,000, as displayed in the "Total Prize Won" graphic message.
  • There are also several rare instances that the minimum top prize, AU$10,000 was not reached. In this season, it happened on episodes:
    • 42, where Morgan Higgins left with AU$1,000 as the last contestant standing after missed on AU$6,000 question; and
    • 75, where Chad Pearce left with AU$1,000 as the last contestant standing after missed on AU$6,000 question.
  • On February 7, 2022:
    • On Todd Ackerman's $500 question, the answer was accidentally revealed before Eddie even said "correct for $500", though audience clapping sound effect does not played immediately after that.
    • For unknown reasons, the graphic message "Final Question" accidentally displayed after Taash Balakas left the game, instead of "$100,000", since there are 3 contestants left in the game and the current question was worth $10,000. The "Final Question" graphic appears again after Todd answered the $20,000 question correctly.
  • On February 15, 2022, the last question win cue uses the rave version instead of the classic one.
  • On February 23, 2022, there is a footage of an episode of Hot Seat back in 2014, where contestant Josh Mackie's grandad, Dennis, made it all the way to the final question, which is worth AU$100,000.
  • In 49th episode, after nearly 2 years, audiences have finally returned to the studio. Starting from that episode, Ask A Friend lifeline is now available instead of Ask the Host. Also, the show uses new computer screens from Dell.
  • On May 25, 2022, the graphic message when Allannah Smith wins $20,000 accidentally displays "Final Question" then "Playing for: $20,000" instead of expected "Total Prize Won: $20,000".
  • On June 20, 2022, Matt Hill became the first known contestant since Jeremy Crocker to answer the AU$250,000 question wrong and went home with nothing. The winner of the night, Wendy Lawrence also answered the AU$250,000 wrong and went home with AU$1,000 having lost AU$99,000.
Preceded by
Season 13
Australian Series (Hot Seat)
Season 14
Succeeded by
Season 15
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