About the show
This series is currently off air
Mike Hosking hosts the first New Zealand version of the globally popular quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
"Mike's recent return to TV ONE has been immensely well-received by viewers and we are excited to have him hosting this series," says Jeff Latch, TVNZ Head of Television.
Hosking has been serving as temporary back-up host for Close Up on TV ONE.
"I'm thrilled to face a new challenge beyond current affairs broadcasting," says Hosking. "To balance my broadcasting career with a different genre of television, and show people new facets of myself as a presenter, is an exciting opportunity."
Those selected will be flown to the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire studios in Melbourne where the series will be recorded in front of a Kiwi audience and fronted by a New Zealand host.
"TVNZ is thrilled and proud to bring Kiwi viewers the first New Zealand version of this phenomenally popular show," says Andrew Shaw, TVNZ General Manager of Commissioning, Production & Acquisition.
"The opportunity to share the studio, set, lighting, computer system and production expertise of Channel 9 makes this New Zealand version possible," says Shaw.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is the multi-award winning quiz format created by 2waytraffic. The show launched in the UK where it quickly became a ratings phenomenon. Since then the format has been licensed or optioned to every major territory in the world.
The format has unparalleled play-a-long-at-home appeal, with
viewers either on the edge of their seats or with their head in
their hands, hanging on to the contestant's every answer!