Who wants to be a millionaire just got stiff competition. Simon Cowell (music executive, television producer and entrepreneur all rolled in one) is working on creating a roulette TV show that allows the winner to walk away with a million pounds (1.63 million dollars). We wouldn’t be reporting on this show before it became a reality if it were anyone other than Simon backing it. the music mogul has been a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and American Idol.
The game show is claimed to be Britain’s biggest, noisiest (not sure why that is a good thing) and most expensive TV show. A record audience of 17,000 people would be packed in the studio (arena) and all of them would have a go at winning the million pound prize.
Contestants / Viewers may be charged an entry fee of 1 pound each and selected at random. More details are being worked out but the show is planned to air live on ITV1 each evening over the course of a week in September. At the end of this week a single contestant would remain who would have the chance to walk out with a million pounds at the spin of a roulette wheel.