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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? ITV1

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? ITV1

A zippier format against the clock works, but the touchy-feely element is off-putting

Chris Tarrant: speedier format gives less time for his annoying, repetitive twaddle

"Welcome to the new-look, high-risk, high-speed show,” said presenter Chris Tarrant at the top of the programme. Well, sort of new-look; the opening titles are new (although they still haven't managed to put the question mark in the logo), but the music is the same and the set appears to have had no more than a dust down since the last series. But let’s not quibble, as producers Celador have indeed rung the changes and in doing so have given the long-running show a much needed fillip.

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Hello, My names Pupinder Basson I LOVE the show, I was watching (who wants to be a millionaire) on Tuesday the 5th October 2010 on ITV1. And there was a question for the gentleman (JOHN SWEFT), What does the Indian word MURGH mean? Lamb Lentils ? Chicken I feel sorry for the man, as I think he had an unfair disadvantage, as Chris Tarrant pronounced MURGH right, I am Indian and know that it was pronounced wrong, when I had the question I though what the hell is MURG, as the answers appeared, I know: • A) lamb, I knew that was wrong • B) Lentils, when it came up, I thought oh, he meant MUNG/MOONG DALL (Mung could be spelt MUNG or MOONG) and DALL means Lentils. • C) ? My brain had switched off, as I thought it was B) lentils • D) Chicken My brain switched back on again, and I read the question and realised that it was MURGH, which is chicken. It pronounced MURG-HE; the H in murgh is Strong. I believe if the word was correctly said, he would have had a better chance at getting the answer right. Because our brains are amazing its funny how we store things in our head, and something we don’t thing we know. And I think he should be given another chance, what do you think, I would love to know.

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