Final Answer: Guilty

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Three people in Britain were found guilty today of conspiring to cheat on the UK edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. They managed to escape jail time, however, receiving suspended sentences. The footage from the controversial million-pound win will be broadcast for the first time tonight in the UK. Transcripts of the episode made the cheating sound obvious, and it will be interesting to hear how blatant it actually appears to UK viewers. What's amazing to me isn't that these guys tried to cheat, but that they were so astoundingly clumsy at it.

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See also http://www.ukgameshows.com/ggg/guide7.htm for a slightly more interpretive take on the case and thinking behind the cheating plans.

I owe you an apology, by the way, for forwarding news of the superhero reality series (and the Donald Trump show which was mentioned on the same page at Yahoo!) to the game shows EZboard without giving you proper attribution when I read about it here. Sorry.

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