A British contestant who won £1 million ($1.46 million) on Who Wants to
Be a Millionaire has contradicted reports that he may have cheated.
On Wednesday, Scotland Yard confirmed that it was investigating reports that
the contestant, Major Charles Ingram, may have been helped by a friend
coughing in the audience.
“I wish I knew what was going on,” Ingram told
today’s (Friday) London Daily Telegraph. “I have no idea why they are
investigating me. I don’t know what there is to investigate.”
The Millionaire program featuring Ingram’s win was pulled pending the
results of the police investigation. A statement issued by Ingram’s lawyers
on Thursday said: “He is stunned, bewildered and devastated at the action
that has been taken and feels that the effects will leave his career in the
Army and livelihood in tatters. In the circumstances Mr Ingram has stated
that he will do all in his power to protect his legal position and restore