Good Morning Britain's £1m giveaway sees security called in to guard show's biggest ever cash prize
Security guards kept watch over the Good Morning Britain studio on Monday as the show announced the biggest ever giveaway in ITV daytime TV history with a chance to win £1m.
As Richard Madeley joined Susanna Reid for another stint as guest host on the daytime show and weather presenter Laura Tobin reported live from the North Pole on the ongoing issue of climate change, presenter Andi Peters appeared in the studio right next to a massive stash of cash.
Former Live and Kicking host turned Saturday Night Takeaway roving reporter Andi was on GMB to announce the programme's latest competition The Million Pound Decision.
As dramatic music filled the air and pyrotechnics sparked up behind him, Andi explained: "It is our biggest competition prize ever.
"We've called it the big decision because you'll have one simple decision to make. We'll provide you with a £1m prize. £1m could be yours, that's right, all of it.
"We literally put it in your bank account."
Detailing the other option as he held up a wad of cash, Andi, who was recently called in to host This Morning, added: "Or will you decide to take this? £10,000 every month for 10 years. That's right, £10,000 every month for 10 years.
"That means technically you'd win £1.2m pounds."
Musician Jack Savoretti was about to be interviewed by Richard and Susanna once Andi had finished and, when asked what he would do, said he'd take it all "in one go."
An early audience poll saw 60% say they'd take the £10,000 a month with 40% going for the straight £1m.
To find out more details on how to enter the competition head to www.itv.com/win.
As Andi insisted: "This is real money and it could be yours," viewers could see security guards standing behind him as co-star Richard said: "You should see the security here and outside; it's amazing!
"They're about six deep! If you're thinking of coming to rob the studio, don't bother, you'll be outnumbered!"
Around half an hour later, Andi Peter appeared on Lorraine with the money, once again flanked by security.
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