Hugh Bonneville to appear in Millionaire special
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 November 2011
'Downton Abbey' star Hugh Bonneville will take part in a Remembrance Day 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' special to raises money for the armed forces
Hugh Bonneville will take part in a Remembrance Day 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' special.
The 'Downton Abbey' actor, as well as Melanie Sykes and John Thomson, are joining forces with members of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to raise much-needed cash for the Forces Benevolent Funds on the ITV1 quiz show.
Hugh - who is teaming up with Lieutenant Gary Beels, a submarine engineer in the Royal Navy - said: "I am absolutely dreading my encounter with the Smiling Tormentor, otherwise known as Chris Tarrant.
"However, I have every confidence that Lt. Beels is a genius. I only hope that when he realises I am as thick as two short planks he doesn't make me walk one of them.
"I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun on the night and hopefully we'll raise some much needed money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity."
TV presenter Melanie will partner Major Nicola McCullough, an Army medic, while comedian John is pairing up with quiz fan Sgt Derek 'Dutch' Holland from the RAF.
Host Chris Tarrant will oversee proceedings as the pairs attempt to climb the money tree against the ticking clock and in a change to the usual Millionaire Special format, all the money won will go to charity rather than be split with a member of the public. 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Remembrance Special' will air on Wednesday November 9 on ITV1.