The Sun’s TV Biz reports today that Chris Tarrant has attacked ITV bosses for their obsession with celebrity versions of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
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The host said execs had lost sight of the quiz’s original draw – seeing REAL people winning big sums. Chris said: “At the moment there’s no shows for members of the public and I think that’s wrong.
“I’m constantly arguing with ITV about it. I think the celebrity versions are the icing on the cake. But I think they are missing the cake.
“I think it is still about giving little old ladies 25 grand that will completely change their life. And I think we’ve kind of lost sight of that. It’s got to be live, it’s got to be celebs, it’s got to be charity and all that.
“That’s fine and they get big audiences. But I still think they should be doing good old Millionaire with members of the public.”
Chris, 64, revealed he once snubbed an offer to host the show in the US as he didn’t want to raise his children there.
He told Radio 5 live’s Richard Bacon: “Yes, I would have been much richer. But how much money do you need?”
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