Love Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Here's how to apply

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18 May 2024, 09:45

L to R: Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Credit: ITV

Your chance to sit in the hotseat and win big on the iconic quiz show.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2024 saw the legendary quiz show making a triumphant return for its 39th series, with the one and only Jeremy Clarkson hosting once more.

The former Top Gear presenter turned quizmaster has been steering contestants through tricky trivia since 2018, bringing his signature wit and charm to the beloved show.




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“I genuinely adore quiz shows. Blockbusters, The Weakest Link, Pointless. So to be hosting it still is literally a dream come true," Clarkson recently told The Times. And who can blame him?

After all, the show gives ordinary people the extraordinary chance to win a life-changing sum of money.

For those unfamiliar with the format (where have you been?), contestants sit down across from our host and face 15 multiple-choice general knowledge questions, each one bringing them closer to that monumental £1 million grand prize.

But fear not, if you find yourself stumped, you can always call on one of the classic lifelines – 50:50, Phone a Friend, Ask the Host, and Ask the Audience – to help make your decision a little easier.

The latest series was filmed in February 2023 but had to be delayed to make room for Rugby World Cup coverage.

Since its premiere at the end of January 2024, it quickly became a staple of ITV's Sunday night schedule. Though the current series has wrapped, the team promises more quizzing later this year!

ITV is now on the hunt for contestants who have what it takes to go all the way to £1 million! If you fancy your chances of sitting opposite Jeremy in the world-famous hotseat, you can apply at the end of this article.

Just think, you could be just 15 questions away from becoming a millionaire!

So far, only one person has managed to claim the top prize during Clarkson's tenure. In 2020, Donald Fear, a teacher from Telford, clinched the £1 million jackpot.

Ahead of that series, Clarkson said: "Well, I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted that we've found someone who seems to know just about everything.

"I can't wait for the viewers to see it and I want to watch it back too. I was just in awe of this contestant and think they are probably the best the show has ever had in its 22-year history. It was a joy to sit and watch it unfold.”

Fear’s win made him the sixth person to bag the top prize in the UK format, and he even outperformed his brother, Davyth, who walked away with £500,000 in 2019. Talk about sibling rivalry!

Feeling inspired? Ready to take on the challenge? Here’s how you can apply:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or over on the date of submitting the form.
  2. You must be a British citizen or have the right to reside in the UK.
  3. You or any member of your immediate family must not currently, nor in the past year, have been employed or contracted by, or be or have been, an officer, director, or agent of Stellify Media (NI) Limited (“Stellify”), Sony Pictures Entertainment, the broadcaster, or any associated/affiliate companies or otherwise connected to the programme.

The audition and casting period runs from 22nd July to 11th October 2024, and the last date for applications is Friday 15th November 2024.

So, what are you waiting for? Dust off your trivia knowledge, channel your inner quiz champion, and apply now for your chance to become the next big winner on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

You might just find yourself being asked: "Is that your final answer?" from the hotseat!

Audition & casting period: 22nd July - 11th October 2024

Last Date for Applications: Friday 15th November 2024

Follow the link HERE to fill in the application form.