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How Many £1m Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Questions Can You Answer Correctly?

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This week marks 20 years since one of the most memorable scandals in UK television history, when Major Charles Ingram bagged the top prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

Of course, it proved to be memorable for all the wrong reasons, as Charles and his wife Diana were later found guilty of cheating their way to the top prize in what became known as the “coughing scandal”.

Ingram is one of 18 contestants to ever reach the £1m question in UK Millionaire history, and one of only seven to scoop the top prize – even though he was never actually paid the £1m.

To mark two decades since he filmed his appearance on the show, we’re putting your trivia to the test to see how many of this £1m questions you’d be able to answer correctly...

1. Which county cricket side is based at Chester-le-Street?

A) Warwickshire

B) Durham

C) Northants

D) Leicestershire

Peter Lee was presented with this when he became the first person to make it to the £1m question, but he ultimately failed to win the prize.

2. Which monarch was known as “the wisest fool in Christendom”?

A) James I

B) Charles I

C) Edward I

D) Henry I

Ten months later, Kate Heusser also made it all the way to question 15, but did not know the answer.

3. Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?

A) Henry I

B) Henry II

C) Richard I

D) Henry V

Judith Keppel became the first UK Millionaire after she was presented with this question in November 2000. Nowadays, she’s one of the experts on BBC quiz show Eggheads.

4. Oberon is the satellite of which planet?

A) Mercury

B) Neptune

C) Uranus

D) Mars

John Randall made it to question 15 just days after Judith Keppel, but did not manage to repeat her success.

5. In 1912, former US President Theodore Roosevelt was a candidate for which political party?

A) Bull Moose

B) Bull Dog


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