The new series of ITV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? airs tonight and audiences will get to witness a contestant go all the way  in the new series and win one million pounds.

With Jeremy Clarkson hosting the show, one lucky contestant took to the hot seat, answered the 15 questions and was crowned the sixth one million pound winner in the iconic quiz shows’ UK history.

This series was filmed without a studio audience due to COVID-19 and strict government guidelines around social distancing which meant the lifelines had to change slightly.

The four lifelines in this series are: 50:50, Ask The Host and two opportunities to Phone A Friend.

Here is a look back at some Hampshire contestants who won big:

Robert Kempe Brydges,

The most famous win for a Hampshire local was Robert Kempe Brydges, a  retired banker, featured in Series 10 on 29th September 2001 and became the third and legitimate contestant to win £1,000,000.

His win, came a mere 11 days after the Charles Ingram scandal, and sparked some controversy.

Paddy Spooner,

He is notable for being the only person in the world to appear on three international versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

He appeared on the Australian version and won $250,000 on the Australian version, on the British version he secured another £250,000 and on the Irish version he won just €1,000.

When he appeared on the British show he was the fourth person to win a quarter of a million.

Keith Wilcock

A software developer from Waterlooville, was a contestant on series 9 in January 2001.

He walked away with £250,000

Rob and Corinne Sawyer

The couple were contestants from series 8 of the UK version in 2001, they won £125,000.

Jeremy Clarkson spoke about the win on the new series:

"Well, I'm absolutely thrilled and delighted that we've found someone who seems to know just about everything. I can't wait for the viewers to see it and I want to watch it back too. I was just in awe of this contestant and think they are probably the best the show has ever had in its 22 year history. It was a joy to sit and watch it unfold.”

Jeremy added:

“It felt like we whizzed through the 15 questions and all of a sudden, confetti was falling from the ceiling and I was saying 'You've just won one million pounds'. I wasn't sure I'd ever get to utter those immortal six words and I'm not embarrassed to say, it was a little emotional but boy did it feel good."

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is on ITV at 9pm tonight September 7.