This married couple, Charles and Diana Ingram instantly became famous back in 2001, after their appearance on the well-known game show – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. In fact, it was Charles himself – a major in the British army who was one of the rare UK contestants who was able to take home the ultimate prize money of £1 million. But the Ingrams’ fairytale ended sooner than they expected…
Immediately after the show ended, things didn’t seem all that right and their huge jackpot was taken away from them on suspicion that Charles cheated his way to winning the final prize. But was that actually true? How was that even possible to cheat on a game show?
According to further investigations, recordings showed that someone in the audience coughed at crucial times during each question. Meaning that this would be an indication to which answer was correct. It was also proven that this same individual blew his nose when Charles was about to answer incorrectly. How crazy is that?
It turns out that both Charles and his wife Diana were indeed found guilty on one single count of “procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception”. But naturally, both of them pleaded not guilty. That was not the end of it…