Charles Ingram

Born Aug 6, 1963

Charles Ingram is a former British Army major who made headlines worldwide after he was accused of cheating in the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2001. He was convicted of deception, although he maintains that he did not cheat. He is married to Diana Ingram and has since participated in other television shows, including The Weakest Link (where he appeared with his wife Diana), Wife Swap (in which he swapped lives with Jade Goody's partner) and Hell's Kitchen.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Ingram.


1963 Birth Born in 1963.


1986 23 Years Old In 1986, he trained for the Army at Sandhurst and was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Engineers.
1990 27 Years Old He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1990 and major in 1995, and in 1999, he served in Bosnia for six months on NATO peacekeeping duties.
1991 28 Years Old …  He made seven claims on his home contents insurance between 1991 and 1997, pre-dating his appearance on Millionaire. … Read More


On 7 April 2003, the Ingrams and Whittock were each given prison sentences suspended for two years (the Ingrams were sentenced to 18 months and Whittock was sentenced to 12 months, also suspended), each fined £15,000, and each ordered to pay £10,000 towards prosecution costs. … Read More
On 19 May 2004, the Court of Appeal denied Ingram leave to appeal against his conviction and upheld his sentence but agreed to quash his wife's fine and prosecution costs.
2005 42 Years Old On 21 May 2005, Ingram appealed against his conviction to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. … Read More
2006 43 Years Old …  He has written two novels to date; The Network, published on 27 April 2006, and Deep Siege, published on 8 October 2007. … Read More
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