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This was the thirty-second series of the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

Following the success of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 20th anniversary special, ITV announced the series will return in 2019. Airing as a stripped event, the run of 6x60 minute episodes will play out on ITV in January 2019 and will see the return of host Jeremy Clarkson. The series began on January 1st, 2019 and ended on January 6th, 2019.

Gameplay

Lifelines

Money Tree

The first guaranteed sum will still be at question 5, worth £1,000. For the second guaranteed sum, the player can choose from £2,000 all the way up to £500,000 in an adjustable high-risk format.

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 £100 £0 £0 £0
2 £200 £100 £0 £100
3 £300 £200 £0 £200
4 £500 £300 £0 £300
5 £1,000 £500 £0 £500
6 £2,000 £1,000 £1,000 £0
7 £4,000 £2,000 depends on the second safety net
8 £8,000 £4,000
9 £16,000 £8,000
10 £32,000 £16,000
11 £64,000 £32,000
12 £125,000 £64,000
13 £250,000 £125,000
14 £500,000 £250,000
15 £1 Million £500,000

The highest possible risk is £498,000 (risking at the million pound question with the safety net at only £2,000).

Amounts lost depending on the second safety net

No. Question
Value
Amount Lost for a Wrong Answer (if safety net is set at...)
Not Set £2,000 £4,000 £8,000 £16,000 £32,000 £64,000 £125,000 £250,000 £500,000
6 £2,000 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0
7 £4,000 £1,000 £0 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
8 £8,000 £3,000 £2,000 £0 £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £3,000 £3,000
9 £16,000 £7,000 £6,000 £4,000 £0 £7,000 £7,000 £7,000 £7,000 £7,000 £7,000
10 £32,000 £15,000 £14,000 £12,000 £8,000 £0 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000 £15,000
11 £64,000 £31,000 £30,000 £28,000 £24,000 £16,000 £0 £31,000 £31,000 £31,000 £31,000
12 £125,000 £63,000 £62,000 £60,000 £56,000 £48,000 £32,000 £0 £63,000 £63,000 £63,000
13 £250,000 £124,000 £123,000 £121,000 £117,000 £109,000 £93,000 £61,000 £0 £124,000 £124,000
14 £500,000 £249,000 £248,000 £246,000 £242,000 £234,000 £218,000 £186,000 £125,000 £0 £249,000
15 £1 Million - £498,000 £496,000 £492,000 £484,000 £468,000 £436,000 £375,000 £250,000 £0

Episodes

  • Episode 1 (1st January 2019)
Eleanor Ayres (£125,000 - lost on £500,000 - safety net on £125,000)
Sandra Howe (£0 - continued)
  • Episode 2 (2nd January 2019)
Sandra Howe (£32,000 - lost on £64,000 - safety net on £32,000)
Jon Stitcher (£1,000 - lost on £8,000)
Eric Musgrave (£1,000 - continued)
  • Episode 3 (3rd January 2019)
Eric Musgrave (£64,000 - safety net on £125,000) 
Nicholas Gunatilleke (£64,000 - safety net on £16,000) 
Theresa Johnson (£1,000 - continued)
  • Episode 4 (4th January 2019)
Theresa Johnson (£8,000 - safety net on £16,000) 
Jack Mehigan (£1,000 - lost on £8,000 - safety net on £16,000) 
Seville Haghbedeh (£16,000 - continued)
  • Episode 5 (5th January 2019)
Seville Haghbedeh (£16,000 - lost on £32,000 - safety net on £16,000)
Laura McConnell (£8,000 - safety net on £16,000) 
Hani Abdellatif (£32,000 - lost on £125,000 - safety net on £32,000) 
Anna Kirby-Hall (£4,000 - continued)
  • Episode 6 (6th January 2019)
Anna Kirby-Hall (£32,000 - safety net on £16,000) 
Oli Blake (£32,000 - lost on £250,000 - safety net on £32,000) 
Ti Singh (£4,000)

Trivia

  • The total amount of lost winnings in this series is £264,000.
  • Eleanor Ayres was the only contestant to lose the largest sum amount of money of the series, after answering her £500,000 question incorrectly. She had her safety net at £125,000, so she lost £125,000. She is the first contestant to lose on the £500,000 question since Rob Mitchell in 2003. She’s also the first contestant to reach to the £500,000 question since John Gallantry in 2007. She became the first woman to get the £500,000 question wrong and had lost £125,000, which is the highest amount of money ever lost by a female contestant on the UK version of the show, breaking Sheila McHale's record.
    • Also, with going with 47% of the audience and answering it wrong, this is the first audience failure in the reboot version.
  • In the first episode, FFF failed, and it’s the first time since in 2010 and the fifth in the UK.
  • Oli Blake became the eighth contestant to answer the £250,000 question wrong and lose £93,000. He also used 50:50 and Ask the Audience. 81% voted for a wrong answer and 19% were right. This had happened during Gill O'Donnell's £20,000 question.
  • Players who used two lifelines on one question:
    • Jon Stitcher (episode 2) on £16,000
    • Nicholas Gunatillike (episode 3) on £4,000
    • Theresa Johnson (episode 4) on £8,000 and £16,000
    • Jack Mehigan (episode 4) on £16,000
    • Seville Haghbedeh (episode 4) on £8,000 and £16,000
    • Laura McConnell (episode 5) on £8,000
    • Hani Abdellatif (episode 5) on £16,000 and £125,000
    • Oli Blake (episode 6) on £250,000
  • Players who used three lifelines on one question:
    • Eric Musgrave (episode 3) on £64,000
    • Ti Singh (episode 6) on £8,000
  • Players who used all four lifelines on one question:
    • Anna Kirby-Hall (episode 6) on £8,000
  • Audience statistics:
    • Correct votings: 10 of 13 (76,9%)
      • Incorrect voting took place in episode 1, 5, 6.
    • Highest percentages of an answer - 87% - Laura McConnell
    • Highest percentages of an answer being wrong - 81% - Oli Blake
    • Lowest percentages of an answer being right - 19% - Oli Blake
    • Highest percentages of an answer not used by player(s) - 37% - Seville Haghbedeh
    • Lowest percentages of an answer used by player(s) - 39% - Seville Haghbedeh
    • Lowest range of results (4 answers) - 34%:
      • (49% - 15%) - Sandra Howe
      • (46% - 12%) - Hani Abdellatif
    • Lowest level - £2,000 (6th question) - Laura McConnell
    • Highest level - £500,000 (14th question) - Eleanor Ayres
  • Phone a Friend guesses (12 in total):
    • Correct - 5
    • Wrong - 3 (once not used)
    • Without clue - 4
  • Jeremy Clarkson's guesses for Ask the Host (12 in total):
    • Correct - 8 (once he agreed with audience vote)
      • Correct - 8
    • Wrong - 0
    • Without clue - 4
  • Progression of going the farthest without using any lifelines:
    • Eleanor Ayres (episode 1) - £32,000