ITV confirms Who Wants to Be a Millionaire reprisal

UK broadcaster ITV is bringing back quiz format Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

The series, which Sony Pictures Television sells internationally, hasn’t been on British screens since 2014, but will return with Jeremy Clarkson as host.

The new series will come from Sony-backed indie Stellify Media, and will run to seven 60-minute episodes. The commission comes on the 20th anniversary of the show, which Celador originally created.

“It felt like a no brainer to celebrate a show that was a trailblazer of its time and broke the mould,” said ITV head of entertainment Siobhan Greene. “In doing this one off special week, I hope Millionaire will be introduced to a whole new generation.”

The show gives contestants the chance to win £1 million (US$1.3 million) by answering 15 increasingly tough questions.

News the show would return has been kicking around in UK tabloid newspapers for some weeks now, but ITV had not confirmed the move until this week.

Stellify will film the new show in Manchester, with Fiona Clark, Kieran Doherty and Matthew Worthy executive producing.