Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? cheaters Charles and Diana Ingram have been in the spotlight since the start of the ITV Quiz drama on Monday.
And while their infamous cheating scandal hit the headlines, Twitter users were shocked as their thirst for glory at the height of their 2000s resurfaced on Twitter – including the turns on Swife Swap. and The Weakest Link.
In 2003, just two years after their cheating scandal, the couple appeared on Wife Swap in front of the late Jade Goody and his then-partner Jeff Brazier, while they continued to play on The Weakest Link in 2006. .
Quite a long time ago: Quiz fans marveled at Charles and Diana Ingram’s cheater (Charles pictured on the Celebrity Wife Swap with the late Jade Goody)
Quiz – starring Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford in the couple – finally aired its long-awaited first episode on Monday night, and sent fans into a boil with its portrayal of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cough scandal.
The first episode set the stage for how Charles and his wife Diana Ingram formed their sinister plot to try to cheat the £ 1 million show, while Tuesday night’s show portrayed the actual filming of the infamous episode and the deception.
After a four-week trial in a Crown court in 2003, Charles and Diana were found guilty of deception and Ingram was given a suspended 20-month prison sentence. Diana was sentenced to 18 months suspended prison sentence for their participation in the scam.
Far from disappearing from the spotlight after the shocking disappointment, the Ingrams seemed to fully appreciate their notoriety.
Shocker: And while their infamous cheating scandal hit the headlines, Twitter users were shocked as their thirst for glory at the height of their 2000s resurfaced on Twitter – including turns on Wife Swap and The Weakest Link (photo from 2006)
Sweet: The first stop on their famous train was Wife Swap with 21-year-old Jade who was pregnant with her and Jeff’s eldest son Bobby, now 16, at the time.
The first stop on their famous train was Wife Swap with Jade, then 21, who was pregnant with her and Jeff’s oldest son Bobby, now 16, at the time.
Before being separated, a glance in their house sees Diana returning, as he said: “ It is the shirt that I wore on Who wants to be a millionaire? It should be like this. The woman is ironing while the man is having a beer.
When Jade heard that one of the potential exchanges was the Ingrams, she insisted, “ I can’t stand liars, it would irritate me, ” before arriving in Wiltshire and instantly confronting the former army commander for conviction – which he denies.
Busted: The “major cough” scandal made national headlines in 2001 when Ingram (photo right in real life) was exposed for cheating his way to the top prize
Shocker: Throughout their trial and in its constitution, Charles and Diana repeatedly insisted that they did not cheat, even when they were found guilty of deception.
Meanwhile, Jeff, in Essex with Diana, tells her that she is the same age as her mother, at 39, and redesigns her wardrobe for a night of clubbing – which makes her furious.
The duo also head to Jeff’s local pub, where they play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? the quiz game and the other customers start coughing at Diana’s, while Jade released the board game version of the show to taunt Charles.
After the show, Jade called Diana a snob when she insisted that the noise in their house was “ intolerable. ” Jade insisted that Ingram House be run like the military.
In 2006, they then starred as The Weakest Link Celebrity Couples, alongside stars like John McCririck, his wife Jenny McCririck, Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, Will Mellor and Ralf Little.
Fans quickly flooded Twitter when the clips surfaced on Twitter, with viewers of the Quiz: “ Omg guys charles Ingram was on the famous woman change and the weakest link! … I will spend the next few weeks of isolation obsessing them!
Shocker: Fans Were Amazed By Clips Resurfacing On Show
“Who knew there was so much Ingram content outside of #Quiz … Believe it or not, after all the scandal, they both appeared together in an episode of Celebrity Weakest Link, Mr. Ingram identifying himself as an “author” (as he had just published a book) rather than the guy who stole £ 1 million from the nation …
“We are watching the episode Jade Goody and Charles Ingram Wife Swap on YouTube and he wears the iconic polo shirt in a scene !! #LeQuiz …
“ Anyone who appreciates #Quiz PLEASE watch Diana and Charles Ingram on a famous woman swap with a jade gift and a blaze Jeff (one of the best episodes of all time – truly iconic), someone blessed us all and put the whole episode on YouTube. take advantage of x ‘.
While Charles could have been blushed or angry at the documentary, his tweets indicated that he was more flattered by the performance, after calling ITV bosses “ brave ” and declaring “ well done ” to the network.
Give the game? In the first episode of the series Diana Ingram (played by Sian Clifford on the left) offers her husband Charles to appear in the series (photo on the right in real life)
On the critically acclaimed performance of Matthew, Charles was seen to belittle himself because he insisted that the actor was “ too good looking ” to play him.
He added, “Totally. Matthew is so handsome that I can’t sleep. Trying to make a mistake, I looked like that 19 years ago but failed miserably. Diana called me “Matthew” while I was brushing my teeth. #Quiz @ITV ‘.
He also commented on the finer details of the show – even highlighting the similarity of the bed used on the set to Ingram’s bed at the time.
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