A failed Mastermind finalist is in the money after scooping the top prize on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
DON'T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE FINAL OUTCOME.
Ingram Wilcox is the first person to win £1 million on the hit ITV1 quiz show in two-and-a-half years.
A civil servant from Bath, he appeared on Mastermind in 1980, chosing specialist subjects Mammals and The Crusades, but lost out in the final.
He was also a finalist on Channel 4 show Fifteen-to-One and won popular words and numbers quiz Countdown in 1983.
The lucky winner also appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? in 2004, but failed to get past the "fastest finger first" round.
Wilcox was said to be "absolutely delighted" at winning the prize after answering all 15 questions correctly.
Look away now if you do not want to know the answer to the £1,000,000 question (c:
He got over the final hurdle when host Chris Tarrant asked him: "Which of the following boxers rang the J. Arthur Rank gong?". Wilcox answered correctly: "Bombardier" Billy Wells.
Well I think that goes without saying - he would hardly have got the £1,000,000 for answering incorrectly.
So no point in watching the show on Saturday then, since we already know the outcome. How come the winner is not allowed to discuss what happened but the news media can splash it all over their pages thus ruining everybody's fun? Half the excitement is the suspense of not knowing whether or not the contestant has answered correctly - and now that's gone.