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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was Australian version of game show, based off on British version Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Aired from 1999 to 2006 in Nine Network. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

11-question and 15-question and 16-question formats Edit

From 1999 to 2000 beginning with an eleven question format starting at $1,000, this was later changed to 15 and offered a top prize of $1 million. However, in the 2007 revision of the show, the new maximum prize money on offer is $5 million, however in the 2009 revision the top prize reverted to $1 million.

2007 format Edit

The series ran for its scheduled 6 episodes from October, 22 to November 26 ,2007. The most notable change to the format is the addition of a bonus 16th question, which is worth $5,000,000. After answering question 15 correctly, they have the option of going for the bonus question. If the contestant gives the correct answer, he or she will win $5 million (the largest top prize in the history of Australian TV game shows). However, if an incorrect answer is given, then his or her winnings will plummet down to only $32,000; a devastating $968,000 loss.

2010 format Edit

On 27 February 2010, a prime time special called Whizz Kids: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was broadcast in which teams of students tried to win up to $1,000,000 for their school. Another episode was broadcast on 6 March 2010.

Money Trees Edit

Question Prize (1999-2000) Prize (2000-2006) Prize (2007)
16 - - $5,000,000
15 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000
14 - $500,000 $500,000
13 - $250,000 $250,000
12 - $125,000 $125,000
11 $1,000,000 $64,000 $64,000
10 $500,000 $32,000 $32,000
9 $250,000 $16,000 $16,000
8 $125,000 $8,000 $8,000
7 $64,000 $4,000 $4,000
6 $32,000 $2,000 $2,000
5 $16,000 $1,000 $1,000
4 $8,000 $500 $500
3 $4,000 $300 $300
2 $2,000 $200 $200
1 $1,000 $100 $100

Comedies Edit

The Late Shift Edit

In the comedy show "Comedy Inc. The Late Shift" were a few of comedies:

  • With Trevor and Lenny as the contestants and fake Eddie McGuire as the host.
A$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
The eucalypt is a type of...
• A: Tree • B: Fern
• C: Bush • D: Weed
A$200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
In which country would you find the Taj Mahal?
• A: Pakistan • B: Thailand
• C: Burma • D: India
A$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not timed
The trigeminal nerve supplies sensory fibers to the...
"Phone a Friend" lifeline used
• A: Face • B: Hands
• C: Feet • D: Chest
  • With Henry Killock as the contestant and fake Eddie McGuire as the host.
A$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
To give someone the go-ahead is to give them...
• A: The white light • B: The green light
• C: The red light • D: The night light
Henry wants to take $100 because he's satisfied with that and the music is a bit scary to him.
  • With Greg Ashley and Tim as the contestants and fake Eddie McGuire as the host.
A$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these men sang for the rock band Queen?
• A: Freddie Mercury • B: Peter Allen
• C: Liberace • D: Elton John
They thought that this is a liberty gay question, so they wanted a another question.
  • With Peter Gardner and Tim as the contestants and fake Eddie McGuire as the host.
  • With Barry as the contestant and fake Eddie McGuire as the host.
A$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not timed
What is the first letter in the English alphabet?
• A: C • B: D
• C: A • D: B

Top Prize Winners Edit

$500 000 Winners Edit

$250 000 Winners Edit

$125 000 Winners Edit

$64 000 Winners Edit

$32 000 Winners Edit

$16 000 Winners Edit

$1 000 Winners Edit

$0 Winners Edit

$? Winners Edit

TriviaEdit

  • Red Symons is the only one contestant in a celebrity special, has answered the 14th ($500,000) question incorrectly, losing $218,000 and leaving with only $32,000.
  • Erin Bride in November 19, 2007, used all three lifelines in her $300 question.

Hot Seat Edit

  • Millionaire now runs as a Millionaire Hot Seat format in Australia. See that page for more information.

ReferencesEdit

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