Chris Tarrant is not quitting strong>Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

It had been reported that the long-time presenter of the hit ITV1 show had hinted he was set to quit after his contract finishes in 2010.

But bosses from the programme said he had been misinterpreted. “Chris is not quitting the show and it was not his intention to imply that,” said a spokesperson.

“Like all shows, Millionaire is recommissioned on a series by series basis, and we have just signed a new deal taking us into 2010. This is absolutely as per usual, and we are delighted to clarify that Chris will continue to host the show going forward.”

The Sun had reported that Chris had said: “Yes, I’m still doing Millionaire until 2010, so we’ve had a pretty good run with that.”

A source apparently told the newspaper: “Chris only has a contract on Millionaire that runs up until next year. We’ve had discussions about anything at the moment.

“We don’t exactly have a crystal ball – who can tell what will happen? Chris is constantly being offered new projects.”