Quiz master Tarrant shocks pub regulars

CUSTOMERS at a Suffolk market town pub were astonished when Chris Tarrant, host of ITV's popular Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? quiz series, walked through the doorway.

CUSTOMERS at a Suffolk market town pub were astonished when Chris Tarrant, host of ITV's popular Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? quiz series, walked through the doorway.

The television celebrity, who is currently being hounded by national tabloid newspapers interested in his marital problems, took part in some light-hearted banter with locals at the Queen's Head in Eye and bought all of them a drink.

He also returned the next day to enjoy a pint and a packet of crisps.

It emerged that Mr Tarrant was staying at the Bedingfield home of a friend, singer/songwriter Andy Hill.

Queen's Head landlord Ed Davies said: “Two blokes came in and I instantly recognised one of them as Chris Tarrant. I couldn't believe that someone like that could just walk into my pub.

“Everyone was gob-smacked and the pub started buzzing.”

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Mr Davies said Mr Tarrant enjoyed some banter with customers who had called friends on their mobiles, including pretending he was live on TV and asking one man to help his brother with the one million pound question.