Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Sunday, 26 August 2012, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, soap star Kelvin Fletcher and TV favourite Dermot Murnaghan will appear with their teenage kin, in the hope of raising as much money as possible for their chosen charities. Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? School’s Out, will be broadcast on ITV1, Sunday 26 August.

Sir Steve will be joined by 14-year-old son Zak, Kelvin (who plays Andy Sugden in Emmerdale) by 15-year-old brother Brayden and Dermot by his 15-year-old daughter Molly. With the help of their famous relatives, the teenagers will be up against the ticking clock in a bid to reach the million pound mark. Will Sir Steve’s son posses gold winning genes, can one of the brothers be crowned head boy and who will be the egg-head in the Murnaghan family.

Steve and Zak are taking part on behalf of Sparks, who fund life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. Commenting on his involvement, the five times Olympic champion said; “I am thrilled to be taking part in the show with my son Zak. I am sure it will be a challenge but I think we will be a strong team and we are looking forward to it. It will be great to help raise money for my chosen charity Sparks.”

Kelvin and Brayden are aiming to reach the magic million for The Cardiomyopathy Association, a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy and DEBRA, who work on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa. Kelvin said about taking his place in the Hotseat; “I’m really really nervous about going on Millionaire, obviously I want to do the best I can for the charity and at the same time, I don’t want to sound too thick, hopefully we’ll do well.”

Finally, Dermot will be hoping to get a gold star with his daughter, Molly, by raising money for Operation Florian, a charity working to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need, by the provision of equipment and training to improve fire fighting and rescue capabilities. Speaking ahead of the recording, Dermot comments ‘I’m feeling very nervous about doing well for the Operation Florian cause, but I’m also really excited about the show and up for the challenge.’

Quizmaster, Chris Tarrant, will oversee proceedings and viewers will once again have the chance to playalong online from home. But will they be able to beat the brains of the celebs? Additionally, viewers will also have chance to win big money, as the cash won by the contestants will be shared 50/50 between their chosen charity and a lucky viewer.

Produced by Victory Television, part of Sony Pictures Television, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? launched in the UK in 1998 and its popularity quickly spread around the world. Fourteen years on, the format has been sold in 120 countries, producing dozens of millionaires around the globe. Recently members of the public were back in the Hotseat for the first time in two years. The three-day stripped event in July saw the show win its slot average two out of three evenings.

The question is, who’s done their homework and who will be bottom of the class in Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? School’s Out, ITV1, Sunday 26 August.

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