Jeremy Clarkson thinks Charles Ingram was "guilty as sin".

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

The 60-year-old TV star has revealed he doesn't have any doubts that the former 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' contestant conned his way to the jackpot in 2001, after recently watching the ITV drama 'Quiz', which explored the infamous incident.

Jeremy - who now hosts the hit show - said in a YouTube Live clip on his 'DriveTribe' channel: "I love 'Quiz'. Guilty as sin, just so you know. Guilty."

The outspoken star revealed he particularly enjoyed Helen McCrory's performance as Charles' lawyer in the drama series.

He said: "I know the defence attorney right at the end was extremely convincing - or the actress who was playing the defence attorney.

"I thought it was tremendous. If you haven't seen it, do. Really, it's worth a watch. I thought it was a tremendous job."

Jeremy also admitted to being a fan of the stage version of the story.

He explained: "They did the same and they actually got the audience to vote.

"So they did the whole thing - 'Yeah, you're definitely guilty' - and the audience voted. And then you saw it from the other side and then you were asked to vote again.

"It was interesting to watch how many people changed their mind. It was clever."

After winning the jackpot, Charles was found guilty of conning the TV show with the help of his wife Diana and Tecwen Whittock.

They were all convicted of procuring the execution of a valuable security by deception in 2003.

Charles and Diana were both given an 18-month prison sentence suspended for two years, and Whittock received a 12-month sentence suspended for two years.

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