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  Millionaire Returns

Jeremy Clarkson returns to ITV on Monday, March 4 with a new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

There are five editions stripped across the week.

Six contestants vie to win the chance of answering 15 questions correctly to win 1,000,000.

Four lifelines - Phone a Friend, 50:50, Ask the Audience and Ask the Host - can help them on their way.

Contestant Claimed Benefits Illegally

A former Big Brother contestant has been ordered to pay back more than 12,000 she fraudulently claimed in benefits.

Sally Pryzbeck, appearing under the name Sallie Axl, was the first person to be evicted from the show in 2013.

Pryzbeck, 32, continued to claim housing benefit after moving out of her flat and into the Big Brother house, and then her mum's home, Birkenhead Magistrates' Court heard.

Judge Nick Sanders said she "should be ashamed" of taking taxpayers' money.

Leanne Kennedy, from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "Let this be a lesson to benefits cheats everywhere. What you are doing is not fair and you won't get away with it."

Sallie Axl pleaded guilty to dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances

The court heard Pryzbeck moved out of her flat in Wallasey, Merseyside, on 8 July 2013 and into the Big Brother house.

She was evicted after nine days and then moved into her mother's home in Wallasey but did not disclose her switch to the authorities.

She went on to be overpaid 12,349 in housing benefit on her flat.

She told investigators she had claimed the benefit because she had separated from her partner and was a single parent on a low income, the CPS added.


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