Radio stars join new season of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – which according to Channel 9 is the “world’s greatest quiz show” – is back on TV this month, and this season will feature multiple radio personalities.
In addition to host Eddie McGuire, who until late last year hosted Triple M Breakfast in Melbourne, KIIS FM’s Drive duo Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw will compete on the show, as will former ABC Melbourne Breakfast host, Red Symons. Former GOLD 104.3 and Vega 91.5 host Wilbur Wilde will compete alongside Symons.
The show traditionally features ‘regular’ Australians competing for the ultimate $1 million cash prize, however in 2021 it will be a series of special episodes featuring “a roll call of the nation’s favourite celebrities and sports people, as well as our vital frontline workers”.
The celebrities will be competing for their chosen charities.
McGuire was in no doubt about the show’s impact.
“We are starting the year with a bang,” he said. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire swept the nation after it premiered in 1999 and is still the greatest quiz show of all time.
“It is a a joy to bring the format back to raise money for charities with some of Australia’s best celebrities and sports stars. It is also humbling to be able to give Australia’s incredible frontline workers a chance to take home big money.”
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has given away $82,785,000 over the past 22 years.
Other celebrities competing this season include actors/performers Rachel Griffiths and Rhys Muldoon, singer Ella Hooper alongside Killing Heidi bandmate and brother Jesse, and actor Samuel Johnson with sister Hilde Hinton.
The show stats at 7:30pm on Monday, January 25 on Channel 9.