Chris Tarrant


Chris rose to fame at the forefront of trailblazing telly in the 1970s as the host of Tiswas, the anarchic, flan-flinging Saturday morning children’s TV show. For later audiences, Chris will be more familiar as the face of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which he presented for sixteen gripping years and which grew into a global phenomenon. Chris remembers the highs of contestants’ life-changing winnings, the lows of loss, the cringing embarrassment of ignorance, and the infamous cheating of the ‘Coughing Major’.

Chris entertained a packed out Ullet Road Unitarian Church with anecdotes from his broadcasting career.

Chris also acted as quiz master for the final of our Smithdown Litfest Great Big Quiz during Tony Nicholson’s event – Great British TV Quiz Shows.