Sir Steve Redgrave, Kelvin Fletcher and Dermot Murnaghan have all booked guest spots on an upcoming special episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The one hour special, titled Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Schools Out, will air on ITV1 on Sunday August 26th at 8pm.
All three celebrity contestants will be joined by their teenage kin as they attempt to win as much money as possible for their chosen charity. Sir Steve Redgrave will be joined by his 14-year-old son Zak, Kelvin Fletcher will be joined by his 15-year-old brother Brayden and Dermot Murnaghan will be joined by his 15-year-old daughter Molly.
Steve and Zak Redgrave will be competing on behalf of Sparks, a charity which funds life-saving research into conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be. “I am thrilled to be taking part in the show with my son Zak,” said the five time Olympic champion. “I am sure it will be a challenge but I think we will be a strong team and we are looking forward to it. It will be great to help raise money for my chosen charity Sparks.”
Kelvin and Brayden Fletcher will be attempting to reach the £1 million mark for two charites: The Cardiomyopathy Association, a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy and DEBRA, who work on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa. Speaking of his involvement, Kelvin said: “I’m really really nervous about going on Millionaire, obviously I want to do the best I can for the charity and at the same time, I don’t want to sound too thick, hopefully we’ll do well.”
While Dermot Murnaghan and daughter Molly will be raising money for Operation Florian, a charity working to promote the protection of life amongst communities in need, by the provision of equipment and training to improve fire fighting and rescue capabilities. Speaking of his involvement, Demot said: “I’m feeling very nervous about doing well for the Operation Florian cause, but I’m also really excited about the show and up for the challenge.”