Quiz show scam

Quiz show scam

BBC in fresh 'deception' row

The BBC is bracing itself for revelations about two new potential phone-in scandals, it was reported last night.

Watchdog fines Channel Five record £300,000 for faking winners on quiz show

CHANNEL Five has been fined a record £300,000 by media watchdog Ofcom for faking winners on its Brainteaser quiz show - the largest financial penalty ever imposed on a public-service broadcaster.

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New rules crack down on TV quiz show phone-ins

TOUGH new rules governing television quiz shows came into force yesterday.

'Millionaire' cheat guilty of assaulting boy for cough

THE TV quiz-show cheat Charles Ingram was convicted yesterday of assaulting a 13-year-old boy who coughed in his face.

Crackdown on quiz TV shows after phone-in scandals

QUIZ TV shows will be subject to tighter rules in a crackdown announced yesterday by the premium-rate phone regulator.

ITV Play grounded

The UK's biggest broadcaster, ITV, is to pull its ITV Play channel from digital and satellite platforms.

And they're off - C4 axes racing phone-in

CHANNEL 4 yesterday suspended phone-in competitions during its Cheltenham Week horseracing coverage after it emerged that callers had continued to ring a premium-rate line after a contest had closed.

TV quiz channel returns after audit of phone-ins

THE TV quiz channel ITV Play will return to the screen after being given a clean bill of health by auditors over the way it runs premium-rate phone-ins.

Is the British public ready to hang up on call quiz TV for good?

IS THE UK public about to pull the plug on the lucrative call-quiz TV market? It's fair to say the last couple of weeks will have seen some anxious conversations between TV executives and their accountants.

TV cheat on assault charge

CHARLES Ingram, the ex-Army major convicted of cheating on TV's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? will appear in court today accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy he claims coughed in his face.

Wrong answer for millionaire scamster

THE makers of hit TV quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? yesterday described a man’s claims to have cheated the programme as "ludicrous".

Quiz cheats slammed by costs judge

A JUDGE today accused game show cheats Charles and Diana Ingram of "cynically manipulating" their finances to avoid paying back money they owe the taxpayer - but agreed to halve their contributions to defence costs.

TV cheats fight conviction

THE case of TV quiz cheat Major Charles Ingram was due back in court today.

Millionaire cheat freed by judge

THE Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cheat Charles Ingram was yetserday given a two-year conditional discharge after being convicted of insurance fraud.

'Millionaire' major guilty of fraud

FORMER army major Charles Ingram was yesterday convicted of defrauding an insurance company of £30,000.

TV cheat loses ad claim

THE former army major convicted of cheating to win Who Wants to be a Millionaire today lost a complaint against an advert which used a picture of him and his wife.

TV fraudster loses advert battle

COMPLAINTS from the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? cheat, Major Charles Ingram, and his wife, Diana, about an advertisement for a low-cost airline were rejected yesterday.

TV cheat stripped of rank

DISGRACED Army Major Charles Ingram - convicted of trying to cheat in Who Wants to be a Millionaire? - was today being stripped of his rank and title.

Army orders cheating major out

MAJOR Charles Ingram, who won the £1 million jackpot on the television quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? using a series of coded coughs from an accomplice, has been told by the Ministry of Defence to leave the army.

Millionaire cheat gets Army boot

THE major who cheated his way to the top prize on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? has been thrown out of the Army.

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