Eddie McGuire Announces Millionaire Hot Seat Has Been Axed

August 4, 2023 10:43 am in by
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The much-loved and longest-running gaming show on Australian television has been axed.

The game show will go into hiatus at the end of January 2024.

“There will be a replacement show at 5pm on the Nine Network after we will hit our 25th anniversary as we go into 2024”, said Eddie McGuire.

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In the time the show has been on the air, Eddie revealed there have been four millionaires in total, two from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and two from Millionaire Hot Seat. But there have been many people who have won $250,000 and $500,000 over the years.

Eddie has been the show’s only host since its premiere in 1999 and even through the show’s switch to the hot seat format in 2009.

Eddie concluded with, “It changed my life, it changed a lot of people’s lives. Thank you for all your support”.

We’ll have to soak in all the final “Lock it in, Eddie” moments as we begin to farewell one of Australia’s most loved shows.