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TV star to get a second pounds 1 m chance.

CHANGING Rooms star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen missed out on the pounds 1 m jackpot in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - but will get a second shot at the prize after a mix-up over the question, it was revealed yesterday.

The presenter faced the pounds 1 m teaser in a celebrity edition of the show, filmed on Wednesday.

He appeared to give the wrong answer and saw his prize money plummet to pounds 32,000.

But programme makers Celador have decided to let him try again.

The question was: Translated from the Latin, what is the motto of the United States?

Llewelyn-Bowen and wife Jackie had to choose from the following answers: A) In God We Trust, B) One Out Of Many, C) All As One, D) Striving Together.

The presenter confidently replied: "It's In God We Trust." But the answer was One Out Of Many and the pounds 1m prize was lost.

However, Celador has now said it is not satisfied the question "meets our usual high standards of fair game play".

In God We Trust is indeed the official motto of the United States, adopted on July 30,1956 and appears on US currency - but it is not a translation from the Latin.

One Out Of Many is another US motto and is a translation from the Latin E Pluribus Unum. It has appeared on the Great Seal since 1782.

The Llewelyn-Bowens were appearing in a Valentine's Day couples special to go out on February 11.

They had answered the pounds 500,000 question with ease - the highest figure yet reached by a celebrity on the ITV1 show - and believed they had won the pounds 1m for their chosen charity, the Shooting Star Children's Hospice.

Llewelyn-Bowen said: "We feel as if we've been reprieved from the firing squad. How unusual is it to get a second chance in life?

"But, as far as we are concerned, this charity really deserves this, so we're clearing our diaries and going back for another onslaught, and we're grateful to Celador for the opportunity."


Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and his wife, Jackie
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 13, 2006
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