Jeremy Clarkson stops Who Wants To Be A Millionaire from calling out coughing audience member

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‘You Should Cough After The Question Is Posed’: Jeremy Clarkson Jokingly Stops Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? to call out audience member in a nod to Charles Ingram’s cheating scandal

  • Jeremy Clarkson released Who Wants To A Millionaire? stalled last night
  • In the episode, which first aired in 2019, the host prepared to ask a question
  • But the presenter was interrupted by a coughing listener
  • Referring to Charles Ingram’s cheating scandal, the presenter joked: ‘You have to cough after the questions are asked’

Jeremy Clarkson released Who Wants To A Millionaire? came to a stop to call out a member of the audience for a cough on last night’s show.

In the episode, which first aired in 2019, the presenter prepared to ask Oldham contestant Lynne Greenwood her £ 16,000 question, only to be interrupted by one of the spectators.

An onlooker with a tickle in the throat started coughing before Jeremy finished speaking, causing the host to stop and aim for them.

Referring to Charles Ingram’s cheating scandal, the presenter joked, “You have to cough after the questions are asked,” causing the audience to burst out laughing.

Army Major Ingram sensationally cheated, winning £ 1 million on the popular UK quiz show in 2001 with the help of another contestant and his wife Diana, who coughed when the correct multiple choice questions were read.

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Jeremy Clarkson (pictured) released Who Wants To A Millionaire? came to a stop to call out a member of the audience for a cough on last night’s show

Lynne, a former sixth grade teacher at 30, enjoyed a successful start to the show as she worked her way up to £ 8,000.

She was about to tackle the £ 16,000 round, and Jeremy started saying, ‘Great, this is the next question then …’ when he was cut off by a member of the audience who cleared their throats.

When Jeremy heard the cough, he said, “I can hear people coughing,” before looking around for the culprit.

He then joked, “You’re supposed to cough after the questions are asked, in such a way that Lynne can use it … not just cough constantly before I ask the question.”

In the episode, which first aired in 2019, the presenter prepared to ask Oldham contestant Lynne Greenwood (pictured left) her question of £ 16,000, only to be interrupted by one of the spectators.

In the episode, which first aired in 2019, the presenter prepared to ask Oldham contestant Lynne Greenwood (pictured left) her question of £ 16,000, only to be interrupted by one of the spectators.

An onlooker with a tickle in the throat started coughing before Jeremy (pictured) could finish his speech, causing the host to stop and aim for them

An onlooker with a tickle in the throat started coughing before Jeremy (pictured) could finish his speech, causing the host to stop and aim for them

The 61-year-old presenter was referring to the cough scandal in which Charles Ingram, along with his wife Diana, was convicted of cheating on winning £ 1 million on the quiz show in 2003.

Both were sentenced to 18 months in prison with a two-year suspension and a fine of £ 15,000 each.

The war veteran became known as the ‘Coughing Major’ when he sensationally cheated his way to the jackpot in 2001 with the help of another contestant and his wife, who coughed when the correct multiple-choice answers were read.

Lynne (pictured), a former sixth grade teacher of 30 years, enjoyed a successful start to the show as she worked her way up to £ 8,000

Lynne (pictured), a former sixth grade teacher of 30 years, enjoyed a successful start to the show as she worked her way up to £ 8,000

But the winning check was taken from him before cashing and he was subsequently convicted – along with his wife – of cheating.

Ingram later persuaded magistrates to lower his fine to £ 5,000, while his wife had her fine quashed on appeal, but he was forced to resign his commission by the army council.

Meanwhile, after making his joke, Jeremy sarcastically asked the audience member, “Are you doing better?” before adding, ‘I don’t care.’

Viewers at home enjoyed the presenter’s comments, one of them wrote on Twitter: ‘@ JeremyClarkson’s cough jokes just made my night #whowantstobeamillionaire.’

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