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Entertainment Chris Tarrant reacts to Michael Sheen playing him in Who Wants to be a Millionaire cheating scandal drama

14:50  15 november  2019
14:50  15 november  2019 Source:   hellomagazine.com

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A new drama about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ? cheating scandal is coming to ITV next year, and a first-look photo shows Michael Sheen looking almost unrecognisable as he transforms into host Chris Tarrant . Michael Sheen plays Chris Tarrant in Quiz ( ITV, PA ).

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Michael Sheen et al. holding wine glasses: Hello! Magazine © @Copyright HELLO! Hello! Magazine Michael Sheen looks simply unrecognisable as Chris Tarrant for the upcoming ITV drama Quiz, which is focused on the 2001 Who Wants to be a Millionaire cheating scandal. The incident saw Charles Ingram, an Army major, get caught cheating after a friend in the live audience, lecturer Tecwen Whittock, was thought to cough after every correct answer.

Chris Tarrant et al. wearing costumes: chris-tarrent © Provided by Hola S.L. – Hello Magazines chris-tarrent

Michael, who has previously portrayed Tony Blair in The Queen, looked incredibly like Chris in the first look snap of the upcoming show, where they perfectly recreated Chris smiling to the cameras as he went to court to testify in the case. Chris Tarrant revealed that he was quite happy with the casting on This Morning, and opened up about his recent meeting with the star. He said: "We stopped the cheque and we stopped the show. I met Michael Sheen at the Pride of Britain and this guy has been looking at tapes of me for weeks so I tapped him on the shoulder and he was like, 'Argh!'"

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Chris Tarrant for ITV drama on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire ’s cheating scandal . YOU might need to phone a friend — but this is definitely Michael Sheen playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host Chris Tarrant . Charles Ingram coughs his way through Who Wants to be a Millionaire ?

Michael Sheen is seriously uncanny as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ? host Chris Tarrant , as fans were given a first glimpse at his transformation for ITV drama Quiz. The Welsh actor may have been an unlikely choice to play the iconic TV presenter, but will be stepping into Chris ’ shoes to tell the story

Michael Sheen wearing a suit and tie: michael-sheen-1 © Provided by Hola S.L. – Hello Magazines michael-sheen-1

Speaking about the cheating scandal, Chris revealed that he didn't have a clue that Charles had cheated until afterwards. "People were coughing like mad, and everyone's coughing in the studio," he said. "If you see the [documentary] you'd think, 'Is Tarrant completely stupid?,' but it wasn't like that." Charles has always maintained his innocence, and in a police interview read to the court during the trial, he said: "The whole thing is just a nightmare. It has ruined my life already. It is cataclysmic… All I can do is look you both in the eye and tell you I did not cheat on that show. If anyone had come to me with a suggestion of cheating on that show, I would have said no… I did not use coughing in any shape or form as a method of cheating on that show."

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Michael Sheen is set to play Chris Tarrant in a dramatic retelling of the Major Charles Ingram coughing scandal from Who Wants to Be A Millionaire . Quiz, which will tell the story of how Charles and his wife Diana attempted to win the TV quiz show through a series of coughs to give away the

Michael Sheen plays Chris Tarrant in story of how the ‘coughing major’ cheated his way to £1m. The drama will air on ITV, which broadcasts Who Wants to be a Millionaire ? – said to be the “most successful game show of all time”.

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