Millionaire contestant to use winnings to see son
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 July 2012
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' contestant Dawn Harkins will use her £50,000 winnings to visit her long lost son
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' contestant Dawn Harkins will use her winnings to visit her long lost son.
Dawn, 61, recently tracked down her adopted son - who she gave birth to when she was 16 - in Australia and has decided to use her £50,000 prize from last night (09.07.12) to bring her other two children over to Brisbane to meet him, his wife and kids.
The show returned to its original format on ITV1 featuring members of the general public rather than the celebrity contestants of recent times.
Meanwhile, the three day live special taking place last night, tonight (10.07.12) and tomorrow (11.07.12) allows viewers to play along with an online game.
They will answer the same questions as contestants live on air, with the speed of their responses ranked in a leader board amongst other online competitors.
Host Chris Tarrant said: "People at home always think they could do better than the contestants in the studio so with Millionaire's added interactivity we'll see just how good they really are! During my 14 years on the show I've seen over 1000 members of the public walk away with big money prizes and I'm looking forward to asking more questions that could change the fortunes of everyday people."