Celeb editions of 'Millionaire' to aid UNICEF
Colman Hutchinson, who is the show’s exec producer in Blighty. British producer Celador created the “Millionaire” format. “Since we started our charity specials, our celebrities have raised more than ($4.7 million) for hundreds of deserving causes,” said Chris Tarrant, host of the U.K. “Millionaire.” “The kind of money a celebrity can win in a few minutes on the show can take some charities months or years to raise. They’ve made an immeasurable difference to thousands of lives — and to imagine that happening across the world is a fantastic prospect.” The specials will be broadcast worldwide in the fall. In the U.K., 28 celebrity editions of the show have aired. Those who have sat in the “Millionaire” hot seat include Paul McCartney, Joan Collins and Stephen Fry.
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