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Ingrid Tarrant Says Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Presenter Jeremy Clarkson Is Too Much Like Her Ex Chris

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‘They went for that same kind of man, a little posh, a little sassy’: Chris Tarrant’s ex-wife Ingrid says she’d liked someone other than Jeremy Clarkson for the remake of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Ingrid, Chris Tarrant’s ex-wife, hoped ITV bosses would make their net bigger when they chose Jeremy Clarkson to host Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Announcer Jeremy, 62, joined the series’ revival in 2018 after Chris, 75, left in 2014 following the quiz show’s debut in 1998.

And television personality Ingrid, 67, who split from Chris in 2007, says she would rather have seen someone else than Chris on the hit show.

Opinion: Chris Tarrant’s ex-wife Ingrid, 67, hoped ITV bosses would cast their net wider when they chose Jeremy Clarkson, 62, as the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

She told Richard Eden of the Daily Mail: ‘I don’t often compliment Chris, but he was absolutely brilliant.

“They went for the same kind of man, a little posh, a little sassy.”

Ingrid and Chris met in 1984 and tied the knot in 1991 before welcoming two children: Sammy, 30, and Toby, 26.

Frontmen: Broadcaster Jeremy Joined the Series Revival in 2018

Chris, 75, left in 2014 after the quiz show debuted in 1998

Frontmen: Announcer Jeremy (left) took part in the series’ revival in 2018 after Chris, 75, left in 2014 following the quiz show’s debut in 1998

In 2006, Ingrid became suspicious that Chris was cheating and hired a private detective, who went on to expose the TV star’s ten-year affair with schoolteacher Fiona McKechnie.

Ingrid was awarded half of Chris’s £25 million fortune in 2008 after his infidelity. He is now with his girlfriend Jane Bird.

She previously admitted that she found the failure of their marriage very difficult, saying on the television show Our Shirley Valentine Summer: “I went into the marriage hoping it would last forever, but my husband was unfaithful and I just thought it was.” unbearable.

Couple: Ingrid and Chris (pictured in 2006) met in 1984 and tied the knot in 1991 before welcoming two children - Sammy, 30, and Toby, 26

Couple: Ingrid and Chris (pictured in 2006) met in 1984 and tied the knot in 1991 before welcoming two children – Sammy, 30, and Toby, 26

“Being betrayed must be almost the worst thing there is.

“You look back and you just think, gosh, the lies that were told right to the face.

“When I found out Chris had cheated on me, I don’t think I ever felt angry. I was terribly disappointed and heartbroken.’

“It was a terrible time, you do feel vulnerable,” she added, expressing her fear.

Details: Ingrid was awarded half of Chris's £25m fortune in 2008 after his infidelity with primary school teacher Fiona McKechnie (Chris and Jane are pictured in 2013)

Details: Ingrid was awarded half of Chris’s £25m fortune in 2008 after his infidelity with primary school teacher Fiona McKechnie (Chris and Jane are pictured in 2013)

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