The hit ITV series follows Ingram’s infamous cough scandal that saw him win £ 1 million on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? before losing it dramatically.
But despite the stellar play and cast of the hit series, many fans weren’t too happy with the way ITV interpreted Charles and his wife.
Some fans even went so far as to say that a “pro Ingrams” performance spoiled the show for them, while others were angry with the series for changing their minds about the Ingram’s guilt.
As the scene in the courtroom unfolded, fans rushed to Twitter to voice their opinions on the series.
One viewer wrote, “This show has become so pro-Ingrams, it’s starting to ruin my #quiz fun. “
Another wrote: “The show made interesting comments about the media trial, etc. But to say that they are automatically innocent because of the dramatization of the trial is a bit bizarre. #Quiz »
And some viewers ended up with a completely different opinion of the Ingrams than they started watching the show with.
One person wrote, “Is anyone else now convinced that the Ingrams were innocent ?! I feel like my whole life is a lie! #Quiz »
Another agreed: “Crikey, I spent 20 years thinking that Charles Ingram was guilty and now I am convinced that he is innocent #quiz”
While a third wrote, “Wow. Anyone else watching #quiz and thinking completely differently? I think he is innocent. “
In 2001, participants in the show had to answer 21 questions of increasing difficulty and increasing monetary value – from £ 1 to £ 1 million.
But his celebrations were short-lived and a few hours later he was accused of cheating.
Fast forward 18 months and he and his wife, Diana, had been convicted of cheating on the performance of a value guarantee.
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The Ingrams have always declared that they are innocent of any wrongdoing, but they have been found guilty and given a suspended sentence. Each was fined £ 15,000 and ordered to pay £ 10,000 in legal costs, which were later increased to £ 65,000.
Instead of earning £ 1 million, the Ingrams’ cheating cost them £ 115,000.
A new drama, ITV’s Quiz, with Michael Sheen, Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford, follows the scandal.
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