The corona virus also affects the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" From now on the production is without an audience and there are new jokers. In addition, the number of candidates in the selection round will be reduced from eight to six people. The new episodes will be shown in April. And these are the new jokers for "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire": The "Millionaire Joker" – only in the risk variant with four jokers: From now on there is a "Millionaire Joker" for the new productions in the risk variant, which replaces the "Audience Joker": three former WWM millionaires form the audience and can be interviewed. If necessary, the person who can answer the question stands up. The candidate can then, as with the "normal" public joker, choose one of the standing. But be careful: The "millionaire joker" is the "fourth joker" and is only unlocked in the risk variant.
The "companion joker" replaces the additional joker. The accompanying person acts directly as an additional joker and the candidate can consult with him or her.
The 50:50 joker and the telephone joker remain as usual.
WWM also reduced the number of candidates in the selection round from eight to six. It is largely limited to candidates who can drive to the studio and back on the day of recording. This measure is intended to avoid hotel stays. Before, during and after the recording, the candidate and team are separated as best as possible. The production team is reduced to an absolutely necessary minimum. From April, all new shows will also be recorded without an audience.
The shows on March 23rd, 24th and 30th – which were recorded with an audience before the nationwide measures against the virus – will be provided with waistbands, which indicate the pre-production.