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ITV has pulled the plug on its long-running game show presented by Chris Tarrant.
The axe has fallen on long-time game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, presented by Chris Tarrant.
After 13 years on air, regular editions of the long-running series will be dropped and only celebrity specials will still be broadcast on ITV1.
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At its peak, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? was watched by an average of 19 million people.
However, ratings have plummeted over the years. The Christmas Eve 2010 live spectacular was watched by 6.5 million viewers - the show's largest audience since 2006. In comparison, the editions featuring ordinary members of the public pull in, on average, 3.5 million.
An ITV insider told the Daily Mirror: "The appetite at the moment is for big specials while the audience has drifted away from the run-of-the-mill instalments featuring ordinary punters."
Originally launched in the UK in 1998, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? quickly spread around the world. Twelve years on, the format has been sold in 120 countries, producing dozens of millionaires around the globe.
I guess this was bound to happen - it's lost its spark since its heydey, although I think Slumdug Millionaire made it more popular again for a while...
Without Any Meaning / We're Just Skin & Bone / Like Beautiful Robots Dancing Alone.