Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 'lands spin-off show Fastest Finger First'

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 'lands spin-off show Fastest Finger First' after success of Jeremy Clarkson's revival

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A spin-off of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is reportedly in the works after the original became a hit with the public when it returned to screens four years ago.

Jeremy Clarkson, 61, helped catch the hearts of the British public with the programme once again after he replaced original host Chris Tarrant, 75.

The new series, Fastest Finger First, will be based on the first round of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in which contestants have to rearrange the answers of a multiple choice question into a specific order, with the winner being the quickest person to get it right.

Smash hit: A spin-off of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is set to hit screens after the original became a hit with the public when it returned to screens four years ago

The very first round sees 15 contenders compete to get the question right in a bid to take the hot seat for the rest of the game, with Jeremy reading the questions off a screen.

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A TV insider told The Sun: 'This is a reflection of just how much of a triumph the reboot has been, because even the original Millionaire didn’t spawn a spin-off show.

'And that was a phenomenon which was on our screens for a staggering 16 years under its former host, Chris Tarrant, before it was eventually axed in 2014.

'So this shows how much ITV believe the contest has captured the imagination of a whole new generation of viewers.'

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 'lands spin-off show Fastest Finger First'

Comeback: Jeremy Clarkson, 61, helped catch the hearts of the British public with the programme once again

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire returned to screens in 2018 but ITV bosses were said to be unsure about how the viewing public would take to the reboot.

It first aired in 1998 with former Capital Radio host Chris taking the helm before it was taken off air in 2007.

The person who will front Fastest Finger First is yet to be announced but it is expected more will be revealed later this year when filming begins.

Ready, steady: Jeremy replaced original host Chris Tarrant, 75, and the new series, Fastest Finger First, will be based on the first round of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Meanwhile, current Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host Jeremy has recently starred in his own show The Clarkson's Farm - and earlier this month he told how he suffered 'smashed testicles' after being attacked by one of his cows.

The star was attacked by one of his animals while attempting to herd them into a brand-new barn he forked out £175,000 on to house his animals over the winter months.

In his The Sunday Times column, Jeremy wrote: 'I had a plastic bag full of cow treats, which I rattled to let the beasts know that food was in the offing, but as they're pasture-fed, they had no interest in my nutty snacks. One of them, though, did have an interest in killing me.

Injury: Clarkson's Farm star Jeremy, was hit by a mischievous cow while attempting to herd them into a new barn he forked out £175,000 on to house his animals over the winter months

'It's said a cow cannot kick backwards but I can testify to the fact that this isn't true. A cow can kick in any direction. They are like Bruce Lee, only more deadly and determined because, having failed to connect with her hoofs, she went for another tack - putting her head between my legs and then raising it smartly.

'This worked well and immediately I was on my knees in the mud with crossed eyes, trying to push the cow away. This, it turns out, is impossible. It's like trying to push Westminster Abbey.'

Jeremy said this was the lowest point in his farming career to date and was 'very miserable' afterwards.

Jeremy wrote: 'It's said a cow cannot kick backwards but I can testify to the fact that this isn't true. A cow can kick in any direction. They are like Bruce Lee, only more deadly'

The broadcaster bought the plot of land in 2008 and documentary series Clarkson's Farm follows the presenter's highs and lows of tackling a 1,000 acre working farm.

The presenter recently revealed he was 'the happiest he has ever been' and that he 'loved every second' of filming the new hit show.

His Diddly Squat shop is described as a 'small barn full of good, no-nonsense things' on its official website.

The Amazon Prime series follows an intense and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain's most unlikely farmer and his team, as they contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.

Unfortunate: Jeremy said the incident was the lowest point in his farming career to date and was 'very miserable' afterwards

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