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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was the Irish version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Broadcast on RTÉ One from October 17, 2000 to March 29, 2002.

Fastest Finger First Edit

The 10 contestants are given a question and four answers, and must put those answers in the correct order, within 20 seconds. After the time is up, the computer will then give the correct order, check who got it right, and flash the contestant who got it in the fastest time; that contestant advances to the hot seat.

Lifelines Edit

There were 3 lifelines available to all contestants.

  • 50:50: The computer eliminates two incorrect answers, leaving one incorrect answer and the correct answer.
  • Phone-A-Friend: The contestant calls one of up to 3 friends, who provided their phone numbers in advance. The contestant has 30 seconds to read the question and answer choices to the friend, who then has the remaining time to offer input.
  • Ask the Audience: Audience members use touch pads to designate what they believe the correct answer to be. The audience choosing each specific option is displayed to the contestant.

Seasons Edit

  • Season 1 (26 episodes, October 17, 2000 - 2001)
  • Season 2 (January 2, 2002 - March 29, 2002)

Money Trees Edit

October 17, 2000 - December 31, 2001:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 £100 £0 £0 £0
2 £200 £100 £0 £100
3 £300 £200 £0 £200
4 £500 £300 £0 £300
5 £1,000 £500 £0 £500
6 £2,000 £1,000 £1,000 £0
7 £4,000 £2,000 £1,000 £1,000
8 £8,000 £4,000 £1,000 £3,000
9 £16,000 £8,000 £1,000 £7,000
10 £32,000 £16,000 £1,000 £15,000
11 £64,000 £32,000 £32,000 £0
12 £125,000 £64,000 £32,000 £32,000
13 £250,000 £125,000 £32,000 £93,000
14 £500,000 £250,000 £32,000 £218,000
15 £1,000,000 £500,000 £32,000 £468,000

January 2, 2002 - March 29, 2002:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €100 €0 €0 €0
2 €200 €100 €0 €100
3 €300 €200 €0 €200
4 €500 €300 €0 €300
5 €1,000 €500 €0 €500
6 €2,000 €1,000 €1,000 €0
7 €4,000 €2,000 €1,000 €1,000
8 €8,000 €4,000 €1,000 €3,000
9 €16,000 €8,000 €1,000 €7,000
10 €32,000 €16,000 €1,000 €15,000
11 €64,000 €32,000 €32,000 €0
12 €125,000 €64,000 €32,000 €32,000
13 €250,000 €125,000 €32,000 €93,000
14 €500,000 €250,000 €32,000 €218,000
15 €1,000,000 €500,000 €32,000 €468,000

Specials Edit

Winners Edit

£250,000 winners Edit

€250,000 winners Edit

£125,000 winners Edit

€125,000 winners Edit

£64,000 winners Edit

£32,000 winners Edit

€32,000 winners Edit

€16,000 winners Edit

£16,000 winners Edit

£8,000 winners Edit

€1,000 winners Edit

£0 winners Edit

£? winners Edit

€? winners Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The biggest winning is £250 000, won by Roger Dowds in January 12, 2001 and €250 000 won by Noel O'Connor in March 10, 2002.
  • Over a million viewers watched the first Irish edition of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" on RTÉ One on Tuesday night. When Gay Byrne put the first questions to contestant Des O'Connor at 7.30pm, he was being watched by 1,220,000 people all over Ireland - or 73.8% of those watching television at that time. The figures were even higher for the second part of the quiz show, with an average 1,277,000 viewers.
  • In 1st season, 70 contestants appeared. Total winnings are £2,350,000.

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