First Ever Celebrity Winner Of $1m On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

First Ever Celebrity Winner Of $1m On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
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FIRST Ever Celebrity Winner Of $1m On Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, as TV chef scoops the jackpot prize

David Chang, the celebrity TV chef, on Sunday, November 29, became the first celebrity ever to scoop the huge $1million jackpot, on the US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and he instantly decided to donate the full amount to the Southern Smoke Foundation, a charity that was set up to help restaurant workers affected by the pandemic.

Show host, Jimmy Kimmel, said, “No celebrity has ever gone for it, they’ve all walked away”, then looked on as Chang, the Momofuku founder, deliberated over the big-money question, “Name the first US president to have electricity in the White House”, with Chang commenting, “This is the most painful, nervous, this is terrifying”, and having to use his ‘Phone a Friend’ lifeline, calling Mina Kimes, the ESPN journalist, who didn’t know the answer, Chang finally went for President Benjamin Harrison, whilst admitting he really did not know the correct answer, but jumped out of his chair as he heard screams acknowledging his historic win.


Alan Yang, the director, and writer of the show presented Chang with a giant cheque for $1 million, later Chang tweeted, “Always wanted to hold a giant check on television. Thanks, @MillionaireTV! Asian trivia dream team ftw. Having a million dollars right now in this moment is a game changer for many, many families. And yes, half a million is as well, and I want to say ‘No, just take the money!’, but I’m not.” Since the government won’t help out restaurant workers, we have to do what we can to help out,”


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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