Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is RETURNING with a surprising new host!

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by Polly Foreman |
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Everyone's favourite gameshow Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is returning!

We wiled away an hour or two back in the day watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, and, honestly, we're still reeling from that VERY dramatic time that guy cheated by getting someone to cough in the audience.

The show, which was hosted by Chris Tarrant for 15 years, is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, and is being rebooted for a special limited series.

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Apparently, Jeremy Clarkson will be the new host, with a source telling The Sun: "The show was a huge hit last time around and the hope is that it’ll live up to that success the second time around."

And now the Top Gear presenter has confirmed he'll return to the show, saying: "I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its re-birth.

"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."

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Don't worry - there's not much changing about the show apart from the new host, as the format of the show will be the same 15 questions and lifelines (ask the audience, phone a friend and 50/50).

HOWEVER. Viewers are reportedly set to see a number of twists and turns throughout - which all sounds very exciting, we must say.

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While nothing has been heard from Chris Tarrant's camp as to why he won't be presenting it, he was handed a 12-month driving ban and a whopping fine in January after pleading guilty to drink driving.

In the meantime, let's take a trip down memory lane and watch the moment Charles Ingram became a millionaire by cheating the show.

WATCH: Charles Ingram DUPES Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and wins the jackpot

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