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23/04/03
Quiz Show Con to Become Movie
- Stardom of the unwanted sort for the Millionaire Major and his accomplices

THE ATTEMPT to con Who Wants to be a Millionaire? out of UKP1 million is to become the subject of a feature film, it has emerged.

Celdaor, the company that makes the top-rated quiz show, plans to film a drama-documentary of the story of how Major Charles Ingram, his wife Diana and coughing accomplice Tecwen Whittock almost succeeded in bagging the UKP1 million, and release it either via a cinema or as a TV movie.

The Millionaire cheats were convicted in court earlier this month, but still protest their innocence. Last night TV viewers saw for themselves the series of strategic coughs made by Whittock which apparently helped the Major choose the right answers. Ingram says the programme was a stitch-up. "What the viewers saw was one of the greatest TV editing con tricks." he said.




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