Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant lets slip secret on live TV

On a recent episode of ITV's quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire a contestant accidentally revealed a secret about how the show is made while talking to host Jeremy Clarkson.

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Video transcript

JEREMY CLARKSON: Right, would you like to set your safety net at 8,000 pounds?

MARIA KING: No, thank you.


Ah, right, you know what that means?

MARIA KING: I have to go and get changed.



MARIA KING: I'm not supposed to say that, am I? [LAUGHS]

JEREMY CLARKSON: That's exactly-- that's exactly what it means.


And then-- and then, because you're absolutely right, I'll be seeing you in about an hour's time. But as far as the viewers are concerned, you're going home, you're going to be panicking-- oh no-- and then we'll see you next week. So you're absolutely right, that is the end of the show. You do have to go get changed. [LAUGHS] Uh, yeah, Maria will be back next time-- it says on the autocue-- to see if she can get further than-- where are you? 4,000--