Who Wants To Be A Millionaire player misses out on $1 Million with this one question

goss 14/05/2020

Even though 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire UK' has been running since 1998, with more than 625 episodes, there have only ever been 5 people claim the top spot of 1 million pounds.

Andrew Townsley, a retired doctor, has made headlines around the world after narrowly missing out on the top prize with one question.

The question was, "In the history of motor sport, which of these iconic races was held first?" The options were...

  • A. Le Mans 24 Hours
  • B. Monaco Grand Prix
  • C. Indy 500 or
  • D. Isle Of Man TT

The man decided to phone a friend and here is how it played out...

Andrew's friend didn't know the answer, leaving him in a tricky situation.

"I don’t know the answer and it’s just too much money to lose. Having gotten so far and to go on a whimn, I think would be foolish." he told host Jeremy Clarkson.

After much thought, he decided not to go ahead with the question and take home the money he already had, 500,000 pounds. 

You're probably wondering what the correct answer was? Well it was D: Isle Of Man TT - which Andrew says he would've chosen if he had to take a punt!