British Tv host Chris Tarrant suffered a "mini-stroke" on a flight earlier this month (Mar14) and subsequently underwent surgery to save him from a potentially fatal blood clot.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter was hospitalised on 1 March (14) after he fell ill on a flight back to his native U.K. from Thailand.
Reports suggested he had suffered a nasty asthma attack, but now Tarrant's agent has revealed the health crisis was much more serious.
Continue reading: Chris Tarrant Suffered 'Mini-stroke' On Flight
British Tv host Chris Tarrant was hospitalised on Saturday (01Mar14) after falling ill on a flight to London.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter was returning to the U.K. from Thailand when he alerted the cabin crew that he was feeling unwell.
An ambulance was waiting at Heathrow Airport upon landing to take the 67 year old to London's Charing Cross Hospital.
Continue reading: Chris Tarrant Admitted To Hospital After Mid-air Health Scare
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' ends after fifteen years.
Once a show to have the family nestled around the TV shouting A, B, C or D, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' has had the lights dimmed for a final time. The show that has ran for over a decade will have the plug pulled tonight.
Chris Tarrant "Won't be hugely sad" about the show's ending
The show has slowly become less of an anticipated watch over the years, yet ran a lot longer than expected. The Telegraph interviewed the original host Chris Tarrant OBE on why he believes the show has come to the final stop. Tarrant believed it was due to the economic climate of Britain: 'As a nation we've stopped gambling. People were saying, 'I've got 10 grand, I'm not going to risk that'. I only gave away £80,000 in three nights.'
Continue reading: Life-Lines Have Gone For 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
Samantha Womack, the British actress and former Eastenders star, was left confused by the conclusion of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Sunday (March 18, 2012) when she appeared with her mother Diane to win money for their charity of choice. Womack was competing in a special one-off Mother's Day version of the show, but was left bewildered when the siren sounded to signal the end of the show.
Usually this would mean that the contestant would come back the following night and begin from where they left off, but because the live special was a one-off, Womack had to settle with the five-thousand pound that she and her mother had accumulated. As the siren sounded, Womack was heard to say "What does that mean?", with host Chris Tarrant saying, "Well, you know what that means, it means we've basically run out of time". The actress still appeared to be confused, asking, "The whole show?", with Tarrant confirming "Yes". Womack yelled, "What?!" as the host told the audience, "Well, Samantha and Di have won five thousand pounds". Other contestants to feature on the show included Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton and his mum Enid, and Benidorm actor Steve Pemberton and his mother Margaret.Womack left her role on Eastenders earlier this year, and was reportedly in the running to become a judge on Britain's Got Talent. However, it was later confirmed that Simon Cowell had selected Alesha Dixon and David Walliams to join his team.
The Belfast-born comedian FRANK CARSON has died aged 85, after losing a battle with cancer. According to a report from BBC News, Carson had been suffering with ill health for some time and passed away yesterday (February 22, 2012) at home, in Blackpool, Lancashire. Although he underwent a successful stomach operation for the cancer last year, his ailments still troubled him.
Carson is survived by his wife, three children, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A family statement read "He went peacefully at his home in Blackpool surrounded by his greatest fans - his extended family. We will be taking him home to Belfast to lay him to rest and celebrate his joyful life. It's quieter down here now. God help them up there!!" The statement echoes a joke that Frank once told about his headstone, saying that it would read "'Rest In Peace' and then, underneath that 'and so will we.'" The popular comedian was known for his catchphrases "It's a cracker" and "It's the way I tell 'em."
Frank Carson found fame in the 1960s. His big career break came when he won Opportunity Knocks and he went on to feature in the 1970s TV series The Comedians, alongside other stand-ups such as Bernard Manning, Jim Davidson and Jim Bowen. After appearing on numerous TV and radio shows for several decades, Carson was recognised for his charity work and was knighted into the order of St. Gregory, in Rome. The TV presenter Chris Tarrant paid tribute to Carson, saying "I think without exception he was the funniest man I've ever met in my life. What a wonderful sense of fun and mischief and laughter."
British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out in support of his director of communications, Andy Coulson, as authorities launch new probes into the extent of voicemail hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World London tabloid while Coulson was its editor. Coulson has continued to maintain that he knew nothing of the hacking. During a BBC Radio interview on Monday, Cameron noted that Coulson had resigned from the News of the World when the hacking activity came to light, even though he was unaware that it was occurring. He said that he had given Coulson "a second chance" when he appointed him and suggested that it was not right that Colson should be "punished twice for the same offense." Asked about a report that Coulson had submitted his resignation and that he had rejected it, Cameron declined to answer, saying he did not "go into private conversations." Meanwhile former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has said that he plans to sue the tabloid, claiming that the realization that his private conversations were being audited had contributed to his depression and alcohol and drug dependence. The London Independent reported today (Tuesday) that British comedian Steve Coogan, talk-show host Chris Tarrant, and jockey Kieren Fallon are also likely to bring lawsuits against the News of the World. Sports agent Sky Andrew, actress Sienna Miller, and Sky Sports commentator Andy Gray have already filed lawsuits related to the alleged hacking activities.
Continue reading: British P.m. Defends Besieged Communications Director
British TV host Chris Tarrant has been fined after he was caught speeding twice in 21 minutes.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter was twice caught on camera driving way over the legal speed limit last year (09).
His lawyer pleaded guilty on his behalf at Reading Magistrates Court, England on Friday (15Oct10) and he was ordered to pay $787 (£525), as well as $2,467 (£1,645) in costs.
Tarrant will also have six penalty points added to his driving licence.
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British TV host Chris Tarrant has played down reports he assaulted his girlfriend during a domestic incident, insisting the couple simply had a drunken argument.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? presenter was arrested earlier this month (Mar09) after his lover Jane Bird reportedly alleged she was attacked at his home in Esher, south England.
Tarrant was later released without charge - and he has now denied assaulting his girlfriend.
He says, "'We had a row - it happens. We were both a bit tipsy, we'd had some fine wine. We might have had a few bottles. Someone called the police, but I want to emphasise that absolutely nothing physical happened.
Continue reading: Tarrant Denies Assault Claims
British TV personality Chris Tarrant has been shamed as a wife beater by his furious ex, INGRID.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter split from the 52year-old blonde in September (06) after reports of a seven-year affair with another woman.
Tarrant claimed he cheated because Ingrid wouldn't have sex with him.
Now the scorned wife has retaliated by recalling their marriage, which she claims was shattered when Chris punched her in the face when she confronted him about his infidelity.
She says, "It was in front of the kids, our son Toby and my daughter Fia. They were both screaming and I was hysterical."
It's not the first time reports about violence related to the cult TV host - in May (07) he was cautioned by police after throwing an item of cutlery at a fellow diner in an Indian restaurant.
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