A special celebrity episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will be raising money for Unicef ahead of this year’s Soccer Aid game
Host Jeremy Clarkson is joined by two celebrities in a special episode of the general knowledge quiz Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
The famous couple will compete separately on the show as they are asked progressively more difficult multiple choice trivia questions, with each correct answer raising more money for charity.
The celebs will skip the fastest finger in the first round as they’re guaranteed a spot in the hot seat.
To win the £1million top prize, each entrant must answer 12 questions correctly without making a single mistake, although four lifelines will help them – Ask the Audience, 50-50, Phone a Friend and Ask the Host.
The celebs need to stay calm and collected if they want to win big for Soccer Aid.
Who are the prominent candidates?
Clarkson is joined by two well-known comedians who hope to walk away laughing after winning a million for charity.
Eddie Izzard is a stand-up comedian, actor and social activist who has been active on the British comedy scene since the 1980s.
She has several acting credits to her name, having played Harry Sutton in the Netflix crime drama Stay Close, Peter Solomon in the Dan Brown adaptation The Lost Symbol, and Doctor Gideon in the crime series Hannibal.
Izzard is also a prominent Labor Party activist and donor and was briefly a member of the National Executive Committee.
She identifies as gendered and in 2020 requested that the pronouns “she”/”your” be used when referring to her.
Omid Djalili is a comedian, actor and author who has performed in comedy venues around the world.
His major film roles include portraying a slave trader in Gladiator, Gad Hassan in The Mummy, Askay in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Mr. Safir in Sex and the City 2.
Djalili has appeared as a guest on several comedy panels and quiz shows including Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Chase and The Wheel.
He has released three stand-up specials, No Agenda: Live at the London Palladium, Live in London and Tour of Duty.
What is Football Aid?
Soccer Aid is an annual charity event that raises money for Unicef UK, an organization working to improve the welfare of children around the world.
The main event in the Soccer Aid calendar is a soccer match between England and the rest of the world, where each team is made up of celebrities and ex-professional players.
Singer Robbie Williams and entertainer Jonathan Wilkes founded Soccer Aid in 2006 and have since raised over £36m for Unicef.
ITV will air a series of celebrity specials from the channel’s most popular programs ahead of the Soccer Aid game on Sunday 12 June.
The Chase, Tenable and Tipping Point join Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in having all-star nominees leading up to the game.
Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, who took over the helm of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire from Chris Tarrant in 2018, will also host the celebrity special.
When is Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? for Soccer Aid on TV?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? for Soccer Aid airs on ITV on Friday 10 June at 10pm and can be viewed on the ITV Hub shortly after it first airs.