Many thought Charles and Diana Inagram would sit back after catching them, but who’s going to be a millionaire? Cheats went into more TV shows, lost pets, and even toes

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Charles Ingram’s life changed forever when he won whoever wants to be a millionaire – but not in the way he hoped or expected

The father of three believed he won the biggest award on television when he received that £ 1 million check from host Christ Tarrant in September 2001

His joy was short-lived, however, when he was arrested a few days later and accused of cheating with his wife Diana

Diana and her quiz colleague Tecwen Whittock were accused of coughing every time Charles read the correct answer, which explains his erratic behavior and risk-taking on questions he clearly had no answers to

You were in the dock 18 months after the historic victory, but have always denied the allegations

Charles and Diana were found guilty of “fraudulent performance of valuable security,” each received 18 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years and fined a whopping 15000 pounds occupied

You were also instructed to 10000 pounds for law enforcement costs, which later turned 65000 pounds increased, making the entire saga a massive 115000 pounds cost

Your story will be revisited tonight on the ITV special show Who Wants to be a Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

Current presenter Jeremy Clarkson is joined by ex-presenter Tarrant, who admitted he had no idea something was wrong at the time to recount her memories of Charles’ unforgettable journey on the million pound issue / p>

They immediately returned to ITV to pledge their innocence that morning in April 2003

Phillip Schofield told the couple to accept that it will ruin their reputation, to work with the authorities, and to admit they did something wrong

“We didn’t cheat on this show, we didn’t mean to cheat on this show. I won this money honestly, fairly and directly,” said Charles

“And when I was sitting there in the middle of the studio, I didn’t notice a cough at all. I wasn’t even aware of it.” As for victims, I’ve heard a lot of people say, “This is a victimless crime”

“Actually there are three victims. We should never have been found guilty on the evidence in court. We were found guilty of a very good story

“Pieces of the puzzle crammed together, badly fitting and missing parts and papered up cracks”

The cough major, who served 17 years, received the boot from the armed forces

The couple lost friends over the scandal, and some people went out of their way to avoid them, while others sold quotes from conversations

They were mistreated on the street by members of the public, especially their pets

Speaking to BBC News in 2007, Charles said, “Our dog was kicked and beaten by six teenagers and subsequently died

Many thought the couple would sit back for a while, but they were soon back on our screens

The Ingrams agreed to take part in an episode of the reality television show Wife Swap with another famous couple

They hoped it would find a way to restore their public image, and Charles confessed that he wanted to correct the record and prove that “I’m not fat and Diana is not Lady Macbeth”

Charles lived with the late Big Brother star Jade Goody, while her then partner Jeff Brazier spent the week with Diana

Jade announced that she disliked “liars or people with chips on their shoulders,” which allegedly infuriated Charles, who insisted he “take off his socks” to make the reality star feel uncomfortable

Friction was evident from the start when Jade described Charles as “controlling” and accused him of doing nothing in the house

She said, “He was very irritating, very controlling and he kept talking about how he did a lot around the house, but he never did anything to help me”

After four days of awkwardness, Jade and Charles have a blazing argument and it has finally cleared the air

Surprisingly, the Ingrams seemed to enjoy being in the spotlight and were back on another TV quiz show just five years after the millionaire scandal

It became clear that Charles and Diana agreed to appear on the game show with the intention of promoting their debut book

In the awkward clip, the couple’s introduction is interrupted by a fit of coughing from mocked viewers as Charles says, “I’m here to promote my first thriller: The Network

Diana follows suit and explains, “Hi, my name is Diana and I am here to pocket my husband’s book!”

They appeared alongside stars like John McCririck, his wife Jenny McCririck, Anton Du Beke from Strictly and the actors Will Mellor and Ralf Little from Two Pints ​​of Lager

The cruelest thing that can happen to Charles is to cut off three toes in a crazy gardening accident

In 2010, Charles slipped into a rotten apple while mowing his 1 acre garden

The three largest toes on his left foot were torn from the steel blades of the gasoline-powered mower through his rubber boots

A customer had just come into the house to pick up a laptop he had repaired and Charles had two operations

And now the couple have turned to a very unusual plan to stay afloat – they sell Diana jewelry at market stalls

The Ingrams have been going to markets with their creations for several years They imagined working on a market stall in Somerset in 2016

You were spotted selling the homemade creations in Bath late last year when Charles and Diana occupied the stand together

One viewer described it as “pretty shabby” – the pieces they sold cost between £ 5 and £ 40

The Ingram Story hit the headline again last year with the release of the ITV series Quiz

* Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The Million Pound Question will air on ITV at 9 p.m. tonight

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