Celebrities are going above and beyond the call of duty by putting their general knowledge to the test in a bid to raise a million pounds for charity in a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Remembrance Special next Wednesday.
Downton Abbeyâs Lord Grantham, Hugh Bonneville, television presenter Melanie Sykes and star of the Fast Show John Thomson are joining forces with members of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to raise much-needed cash for the Forces Benevolent Funds.
Hugh is teaming up with Lieutenant Gary Beels a submarine engineer in the Royal Navy who completed a six month tour of Afghanistan earlier this year. Based in Camp Bastion, Gary was Operations Officer for UKMED Group, working 15 hours a day supporting the Navy Medics on the ground ensuring that casualties were delivered, via MEDIVAC helicopter, to hospital in the fastest possible time.
Speaking about his involvement in the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Remembrance Special, Hugh said: âI am absolutely dreading my encounter with the Smiling Tormentor, otherwise known as Chris Tarrant. However, I have every confidence that Lt Beels is a genius. I only hope that when he realises I am as thick as two short planks he doesn’t make me walk one of them. I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun on the night and hopefully we’ll raise some much needed money for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.â?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Remembrance Special, Wednesday 9 November, ITV1.
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