Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is getting a reboot later this year - and the quiz show's new host is a familiar face.
As previously rumoured, Jeremy Clarkson is swapping his car expertise to take on Chris Tarrant's role as quizmaster of ITV's trailblazing show - which means we can expect total diplomacy, good manners and definitely no sneering, in that case. Or maybe not.
The good news is that the Grand Tour host will only present seven episodes of the show, as the reboot is a limited run to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? first debuted on ITV in 1998, before spawning enormously successful spin-off versions all over the world. Tarrant hosted the show for 15 years before calling it quits in 2013.
Clarkson said: "I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its rebirth. I’m a big fan of quiz shows and I’m looking forward to hosting this iconic TV show and hopefully making a few millionaires!”
The new series will air across one week later this spring. ITV's Siobhan Greene said: "It felt like a no-brainer to celebrate the show that was a trailblazer of its time and broke the mould.
“In doing this one-off special week, I hope Millionaire will be introduced to a whole new generation. And with TV legend Jeremy Clarkson asking the questions, frankly anything could happen. I can’t wait.”