ITV's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? drama Quiz to begin on April 13

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From Digital Spy

Quiz, the ITV drama based on the infamous Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? coughing scandal, has been teased by the broadcaster for ages.

Clips of the show have been included in adverts for ITV's spring line-up, as well as a trailer for just Quiz itself being released last month, but the broadcaster stopped short of actually announced an air date. Until now, that is.

The channel has announced on Twitter today (April 1) that the first episode of the three-part drama will premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9pm.

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So that's not next Monday, but the Monday after. We know the days are blending into one at the moment, we're not afraid to admit we had to check how far away April 13 is.

The series stars Good Omens actor Michael Sheen as iconic host Chris Tarrant, Fleabag star Sian Clifford as Diana Ingram and Ripper Street's Matthew Macfayden as Charles Ingram.

Sheen previously spoke to Digital Spy about transforming for the role, admitting it wasn't too hard given his propensity for playing real-life characters.

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"If there's one thing I'm known for by most people," Sheen said, "it's for having played characters – whether it's David Frost or Tony Blair or Kenneth Williams or Brian Clough, so it's not something that is new to me. I wasn't that shocked!"

Quiz has been adapted for TV by Brexit: The Uncivil War playwright James Graham and The Queen director Stephen Frears.

Quiz begins on ITV at 9pm on Monday, April 13.

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