Chris Tarrant's Height
6ft 2in (188 cm)
UK Presenter of Millionaire. He did look this height back in Tiswas days. In 2009 Feb 18 Metro he said "Im 6ft 2in"
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
6ft 1.81in (187.5cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jul/17
Sometimes in the early hours of the morning, I catch a wildlife programme called 'Wildlife SOS' on Channel 5. It is narrated by Simon Cowell, whose enthusiasm for animal welfare (other than for dogs!) I learnt of through this very programme.
So far, I have never caught sight of Simon taking part other than by reading about the creatures, who are, as the name of the programme suggests, often in upsetting and worrying situations. This morning, however, I caught a glimpse of a very familiar - not to mention way above average height, blond-haired, male celebrity! It took a mere few seconds to realise who it was, and it was infinitely clearer to see his height than on his Millionaire-lovers quiz show!
I think the programme must have first been shown near the turn of the century; Chris's face was unlined and his posture was as bolt-upright as I have yet to witness, ever since he has been 'gracing' our screens!
This is by far the best evidence I have seen of Chris being 6ft2, and a strong one at that! I can imagine he wakes up at over the 6ft2 mark. Obviously, all this information will be applicable at the time that the programme was made, and now when Chris tumbles into his bed after a hard day's work, he will be of an age where he'll have shrunk a bit!
I still reckon he wakes up at 6ft2, and I'm hardly going to jeopardise the man of half an inch because he has the decency to give his time to a wildlife rescue programme, which I catch nearly 2 decades after it first went out! No way would I do that (if anything, it would work the other way, but I am not going to introduce my silly little foibles into my height estimates - that would be plain daft - and I am incredibly sensible! 😌
I shall stick with 6ft2 for Chris. 😋
It might be worth mentioning that after that one guest appearance, Chris continued to actively support helping wild animals in peril. Now that IS worth bringing up as a nice little souvenir of his venture!
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John said on 22/Mar/17
Sean5 said on 11/Mar/17
My guess is 6'2 final answer ... You have just won 1 million pounds!!
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/17
Chris looked 6ft2 on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and I'm sure I've heard him say this about his height.
I never saw his earlier programmes, where he could well have been taller, but hardly by much! Now though, years after 'Millionaire', he probably is at least an inch below his peak - at least!
As there is only one box for Chris, I shall fill in with a guess of 6ft2! I still watch him on the 'Challenge' channel regularly, so to me that's what he is!
James B said on 12/Mar/15
Under this today
Daz said on 9/Dec/14
Chris is 6ft3.
Aiken Drum said on 19/Oct/14
Walked past him in town the other day...5'11 to 6 feet spot on.
Paul said on 2/Jun/14
Peak height 189cm, current height 187cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
188-189cm peak, 186-187cm today
Happy Xmas Rob
JonDaMon said on 15/Nov/13
He was always a tall man. 6'2 at his peak.
teej said on 21/May/13
He was 6ft1 187cm peak, so just under 6ft2, hes a weak 6foot now, ive met him at a charity ball and im 6ft1 186cm and i was slightly taller than him
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jan/13
Well I thought he always looked a genuine 6'2" guy on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I thought he could look 189cm a lot in his younger days.
Shaun said on 25/Aug/12
Was he shorter than Richard Madeley? Because I remember a few years back he was stood next to a contestant who said he was 6 ft 5 and he looked about 3 inches shorter.
GUK said on 6/Jan/12
At least an inch shorter then Richard Madeley on Who wants to be a millionaire
Shaun said on 13/Aug/11
I think he would have been 6'3" out of bed peak yes. James Martin is listed at 6'3", more 6'2".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/11
Maybe a little over 6ft2 in his youth, Rob?
James said on 11/Jun/11
Shaun says on 22/Apr/11
He certainly looked 190cm range in his prime.
Josh b said on 7/May/11
Looks similar in height to James Martin on Saturday kitchen.
Shaun said on 22/Apr/11
He certainly looked 190cm range in his prime.
iknowtheanswers said on 2/Apr/11
nope barely shortwer than David Walliams. I saw them both on Millionaire mothers day special
riddler said on 4/Jan/11
he is taller than boxer david haye, haye is not 6'3
said on 27/Sep/07
Funny - he looks about the same height as Michael Palin in this YouTube clip:
harry said on 19/Aug/07
just met chris tarrant working in heathrow, he looks north of 6 '3'
Big-T said on 19/Aug/07
my friend's uncle went on who is 6'1" and when we watched the show together they seemed to be seeing eye to eye...?
Ted said on 4/Aug/07
He seems pretty tall in who wants to be a millionaire. He towers most people.
I would give him 6'2 - 6'3.
Mikex said on 23/Aug/06
I read an interview with Tarrant in which he said that being 6'2'' came in handy during his days teaching in a tough comprehensive. The kids tended not to mess him around too much. Theakston is a genunine 6'4'' but I dind't see that show so can't compare.
Dave Williams. said on 18/Aug/06
I'd have said around 6'-2" to 6'-3" as my son is at least 6'-3" & my son-in-law is about the same height so I am used to being around tall people. And I've worked with tall people in last 2 jobs. I'm 5'-9" as is my daughter.
Rodney said on 8/Jul/06
On who wants to be a millionaire, celebrity edition, he was standing next to 6'4 Jamie Theakston and looked the same height.. i'd agree with dave he's more like 6'4
dave said on 2/Jun/06
I'm 6ft 1/2 and saw Chris in person about a year ago and he had a good 3 inches on me so I say he's closer to the 6'4 mark than 6'2.
Mikex said on 18/Apr/06
Might have shrunk slightly I suspect.