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‘Quiz’ Fans Discover Charles And Diana Ingram Have Appeared On Tonnes Of TV Shows

‘Quiz’ Fans Discover Charles And Diana Ingram Have Appeared On Tonnes Of TV Shows

The whole nation has been following the very British scandal that occurred when Charles and Diana Ingram appeared to cheat on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? back in 2001.

In new ITV drama Quiz, based on real events, army Major Charles Ingram is seen scooping the £1million prize money, before it emerges that plants in the audience were actually helping him by coughing to indicate the right answers.

The couple were subsequently arrested and found guilty following the cheating allegations, and ended up with near two year prison sentences and £115,000 legal fees.

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But did they give up TV after all that drama? Nope. In fact, we've now uncovered footage of them in a whole bunch of shows.

The 'Quiz' stars have appeared on all sorts of shows since (Credit: Channel 4)
The 'Quiz' stars have appeared on all sorts of shows since (Credit: Channel 4)

In 2003, just two years after the coughing scandal, Charles and Diana made their reality return for an instalment of Wife Swap.

And who were they swapping with? Only the late reality star Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier.

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Exchanging houses and lifestyles with Big Brother star Jade, Diana was sent to live with TV host Jeff, admitting she was concerned by his party boy lifestyle.

Meanwhile, Charles and Jade's wildly different personalities were also put to the test - a then-pregnant Jade starts off the episode by complaining that she wasn't going to get on with him, because she hated "liars or people with chips on their shoulders".

Charles appeared on the show with Jade Goody (Credit: Channel 4)
Charles appeared on the show with Jade Goody (Credit: Channel 4)

Later tells him he doesn't need to be wearing shirts and jeans around the house, forcing him to wear trackies - which, you can imagine, does not go down too well at first.

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We won't give the episode away, as you can catch it for full on YouTube, but let's just say it's an *interesting* watch, and the couples even sort of come away friends.

But that didn't stop Jade describing him as "very irritating" and "controlling" in a chat with Radio Times after the show aired.

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What Happened Next To Coughing Major Charles Ingram Will Blow Your Mind

You might think, after another rather rocky TV appearance, that the Ingrams would have given up in their quest for fame.


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But in 2004 Charles was back on the box, in Channel 4 gameshow, The Games.

The show saw contestants taking on Olympic-style events such as gymnastics and weightlifting, competing against celebs, to achieve gold, silver or bronze medals.

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Unfortunately, this didn't seem to be Charles' thing, and he didn't manage to place. But that didn't stop him returning later for the 2003 versus 2004 championships round.

It didn't stop there, either. The Ingrams also made a brief appearance on Hell's Kitchen, where Gordon Ramsay served them a cough sweet. LOL.

Plus - at the time, stars in their own right - Charles and Diana popped up on The Weakest Link in 2006, too.

The couple appeared on 'Weakest Link' too (Credit: BBC Two)
The couple appeared on 'Weakest Link' too (Credit: BBC Two)

Joining the likes of John McCririck and his wife Jenny, Will Mellor, Ralf Little and a string of other TV stars on the Anne Robinson fronted quiz show, the couple didn't seem phased by their infamous reputation.

Not even mentioning their brush with the law at the start of the show, Charles said: "Hi, I'm Charles Ingram from Wiltshire, I'm an author, and I've just published my first thriller, 'The Network'."

"I'm Diana Ingram, also from Wiltshire, and I'm here to plug Charles' new book," his wife followed, with a smile.

You've got to hand it to these two, they sure are persistent. Now, brb, we're off to binge the lot and listen out for any hidden coughing...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Quiz, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, ITV

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