The legendary game "Who wants to be a millionaire" conquers the air of bTV in the new television season

Actor Mihail Bilalov will be the host of the format which celebrates 20 years since its first broadcast in Bulgaria


One of the most emblematic and long-standing television formats in Bulgaria and around the world - the game "Who wants to be a millionaire" will become part of the bTV program this year. The show is a symbol and reserved territory for already acquired and new knowledge, and on bTV it will solemnly step on the 20th anniversary of its first broadcast in Bulgaria. The host will be the actor Mikhail Bilalov, who enters the role with his trademark confidence, stability, charm and inimitable hosting style.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to offer our viewers the most popular television game for knowledge in the world -" Who wants to be a millionaire". This unique show - an eternal classic and an unchanging rating favorite - will take its rightful place in the bTV program schedule, which not only responds to the need for quality and enriching audience content, but also takes another step towards establishing the television as home to the most the popular and enticing world formats in Bulgaria”, commented Hristo Hadjitanev, Programming Director at bTV Media Group.

"Who wants to be a millionaire" is the first international format realized in Bulgaria and is a version of the British original Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It started on May 12, 2001 and quickly established itself as one of the most beloved on the Bulgarian air. Over the years it has been constantly evolving and today it is a symbol of quality TV content and guaranteed entertainment by sharing knowledge.

With its anniversary appearance on the air, "Who wants to be a millionaire" will offer bTV viewers new, enriched content, with interesting participants, a variety of emotions, a dynamic game of knowledge, dramatic situations and most of all fun and time for the whole family, where everyone can learn something new. In addition to the classic game and the grand prize of BGN 100,000, the regulation will also have new elements that will add value and a different, modern face to the world-famous television game. In addition to bTV, the show will be available on the online platforms of bTV Media Group.

Curious information about Who wants to be a millionaire

There's a reason "Who wants to be a millionaire" is the most successful television game in the world since its appearance on September 4, 1998 in England. Few people know that the format created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill and Stephen Knight was first realized as a radio game. The television version of the show is extremely popular because it tests the intellectual qualities of its contestants while acquainting the audience with interesting facts. This was clearly shown by the director Danny Boyle in his film "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), which won 8 Oscars. In it, sitting on the millionaire chair is orphan Jamal Malik from Mumbai, who manages to answer all the questions. According to the rules of the game, they become harder with each subsequent level so much that each winner of "Who wants to be a millionaire" becomes nationally known for their knowledge.