In September 2001, an episode of Chris Tarrant’s ITV quiz clearly show Who Desires To Be A Millionaire? was filmed – and it basically altered the lives of numerous of the men and women involved. That is not just mainly because Key Charles Ingram received the £1 million prize, but simply because the ‘Coughing Major’ was then accused and convicted of cheating: of working with spouse Diana Ingram and accomplice Tecwen Whittock to video game the technique.
The actual-everyday living story is now the issue of a new a few-part ITV drama called Quiz, which stars Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford.
But what occurred just after the headline-grabbing court case wrapped up in 2003? Here’s what we know…
Where are Charles and Diana Ingram now?
Charles and Diana Ingram (played by Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford) ended up found responsible in April 2003. They have been just about every fined £15,000 and purchased to pay out £10,000 charges, and were being sentenced to 18 months in jail – suspended for two years.
The few, who have three little ones, have always taken care of their innocence. But the many years because their conviction have been a rough journey.
Quiz author James Graham informed us: “They dropped their status, the Important was kicked out of the military, they went bankrupt I feel – I feel now they’ve been created bankrupt four moments.”
And Sian Clifford, who plays Diana, additional: “You really do not require to dig extremely deep to come across out what transpired to them. I indicate, they were being persecuted and harassed by the press but also by the general public, their pet animals were being all attacked, their pet was killed, I suggest it’s quite grotesque. Their youngsters were being bullied so a lot they had choose them out of university.”
Points have been hard in the decades immediately after the demo, with Major Charles Ingram dropping his army position.
For whatsoever cause, the few quickly signed up for a rash of Television and actuality clearly show appearances: in 2003 they did Movie star Spouse Swap, followed by Hell’s Kitchen area, Celeb Poker Club, and Movie star Fear Issue United kingdom.
The final time they have been witnessed on display screen was in a 2006 “Celebrity Couples Edition” of The Weakest Url. That identical year, Charles advised Jon Ronson by electronic mail that “we are in determined straits.”
At present, Diana will make and sells jewelry at community markets and on line. She writes on her web-site: “I supply distinctive collections of exquisite Murano glass necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and a diversifying collection of crystals, gold and pearl jewelry for official, informal and day-to-day use.”
What did Tecwen Whittock do up coming?
Father-of-four Tecwen Whittock was 53 when he was convicted for his function in the ‘conspiracy’. He gained a 12-thirty day period sentence, suspended for two years, and was fined £10,000 with £7,500 charges.
Whittock (played in the drama by Michael Jibson) was a business lecturer who experienced worked at Pontypridd Higher education in Wales for 25 a long time, but thanks to the scandal he was facing a disciplinary hearing – and stop his job before the conference took location.
In 2003, following putting his dwelling up for sale, he explained: “I could sit here for the next 12 months or two very simply devoid of any money challenges. But my pension is not due to get started right until I am 60 and of course I have obtained to locate alternative sources of earnings until finally then.
“If I wished to I could go and sign on unemployed, but I have worked due to the fact I left university and I have by no means been unemployed. I am carrying out various factors which include right after-supper speaking and writing a reserve, due to the fact of course there is my facet of the story to inform.”
Whittock did not go on to publish a reserve, and it is really hard to discover any latest info. He would be all-around 70 decades outdated now.
What has Chris Tarrant carried out considering the fact that?
Chris Tarrant (played in the drama by Michael Sheen) continued to existing Who Would like To Be A Millionaire? until eventually the quiz show ended in 2014. It was revived in 2018, but this time with Jeremy Clarkson as host.
In the latest yrs, the 73-12 months-aged has presented a variety of Tv reveals about railways involve the documentary series ‘Chris Tarrant: Serious Railways’ – the most current editions of which are “The Teach in Spain” and “Conquering the Alps”. He also proceeds to look as a guest on Television chat demonstrates and radio talk demonstrates.
Quiz airs on ITV from Monday 13th April to Wednesday 15th April every single day at 9pm. Test out what else is on with our Television Guidebook.