English teacher misses out Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? top prize

Who wants to be a Millionaire? host Jeremy Clarkson

Who wants to be a Millionaire? host Jeremy Clarkson

The first contestant to reach the million pound question on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in more than a decade fell at the final hurdle last night in an unbearably tense show.

For the million pound question, Robinson had to say which former United Kingdom prime minister had never served as foreign secretary.

As he was unable to choose between Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan and Alec Douglas-Home, he understandably chose to bow out.

It was the first time viewers had seen the show's biggest question since 2006 and the first time host Jeremy Clarkson has seen a contestant get to the final round since he took over hosting from Chris Tarrant a year ago.

Unfortunately, John Robinson didn't and as he had no lifelines left, he bowed out with a very respectable half a million.

Unsure of the correct answer, Robinson made a decision to keep his prize fund.

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The first was held at Brooklyn College in New York City Saturday afternoon, also attended by many thousands. People come and they hear what's broken, that we can fix it and that we do it together".

The 36-year-old smashed his way through the general knowledge questions, leaving host Jeremy Clarkson baffled in what he called an "extraordinary" round.

A parent of one of Mr Robinson's students also wrote: "Well done to Mr Robinson this evening on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' My son was really proud to say you was his English teacher".

"This Time can wait. This man is incredible!" the person posted.

Only five people have ever gone the distance to win on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' in the United Kingdom since it began in 1998.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns at 9pm on ITV and continues all week.

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