Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Sunday, 9 December 2012, 6:40PM – 7:40PM

Get set to see your favourite fairy tales and folk legends come to life, as a host of famous faces attempt to win as much money as possible in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Pantomime Special on Sunday 9 December at 6.40pm, ITV1.

Playing ‘Hoff the Hook’, TV legend David Hasselhoff will be hoping to win a treasure chest of cash for Pengeulan Primary School in Wales. David said: “One minute I’m terrified, the next I can’t wait to jump in to the seat. I’ve been gearing up and I’m ready to face the million pound question. I’m playing for Pengeulan Primary School in Wales, a school close to my heart, I just hope I can win some big bucks for them.”

The former Baywatch and Knight Rider star will be partnered by Loose Women presenter Denise Welch who will be aiming to climb the money ladder for The Olivia Arnold Trust. Will they walk the plank or live happy ever after?

Taking centre stage is one of Britain’s most popular stand up comedians, Tim Vine, who will be hoping to win the jackpot for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. After enjoying roles in Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Aladdin, the quick witted funny man says: “I’m looking forward to appearing on the show very much. My previous best was one thousand pounds so I’d be happy if the show was called ‘who wants to win more than a thousand pounds.”

The comedian will be joined by former Eastenders actress, Cheryl Fergison who will be aiming to sprinkle the magic money dust for hospice at home charity, ChYps. Will this be one wish too far or will the Eastend Fairy Godmother be able to cast a spell to bring them good luck?

Finally taking up the hotseat is soap star John Partridge who will be playing for The Terrence Higgins Trust.

Partnering Prince Charming is television presenter Alison Hammond who is hoping to win the lucrative six figure cheque for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She commented: “I’m really excited about Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? I’ve downloaded the app on my iPhone but can’t get past £8k. However, when I met John Partridge I felt we were a match made in heaven.”

Quiz wizard, Chris Tarrant, will be overseeing proceedings ensuring that participants are put to the test in order to scale the money tree. They’ve got the magic touch on stage but have they got what it takes to make it to the million milestone? The money won by the contestants will be shared 50/50 between their charities and one lucky viewer at home.

Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire? is produced by Victory Television, a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television, and more information about the show is available at www.itv.com/millionaire.

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