Chris Tarrant's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
English TV presenter known for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire He did look this height back in Tiswas days. In a 2009 edition of the Metro he said "I'm 6ft 2in"
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
6ft 2.04in (188.1cm)
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
The average guess is 6’2.04” (13 votes!)! It’s great to give him his 50th comment!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Sep/19
Tonight on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' the fastest finger first question was "Put these Queens in order of when they were on the throne."
Of course, they were (Bloody) Mary I, Elizabeth I, Queen Anne and finally Queen Victoria. Only ONE person got it right! 😭
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Sep/19
Oh dear! How embarrassed would I have felt not knowing the answer to the £300 question on tonight's Millionaire? I'd have had to ask the audience!
Later on, however, I knew the £64,000 question, which was 'Which Day falls a week after Whit Sunday?' the answer being Trinity Sunday. Aren't brains funny things? They seem to weed out the things that are of interest to them and give the middle finger to the rest!
I've noticed that Chris is SO USED to being taller than the vast majority of the contestants that when someone is actually taller than he is, he just can't help but say something! Therefore, I will be giving him 6ft2 again. 😄
So there! 😉
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jul/19
Surely not? Christopher has just asked a duplicate of contestants what 'vermicile' is.
Doesn't everyone know that 'VERM' means worm?
My friend Chris can have the full 6ft2. XX.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jun/19
It's Saturday night and I can't stop watching 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'
The only time you see Chris standing up is when he's welcoming on a new contestant, and so far none have been taller than him or even near to his height. He's aptly the Big Leader, the Big Cheese 🧀 in the Millionaire studios!
I was just SCREAMING at the telly because someone didn't know which Pope the calendar is named after. He was given the choices of Popes Innocent, Leo, Gregory and Clement and he had to phone a friend! Hasn't he heard of the Gregorian calendar? Eek! 🐀
Chris gets six foot two.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jan/19
It's a shame I missed out on Tiswas! Some people I knew of 8-12 years my senior, who became parents early, would take it in turns to ship the kids off to one house, so that the rest of them could watch it in peace (minus, of course, the selected weekly 'victim parents'!)
Yes... seems I really missed something hilarious!
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jan/19
Tonight on 'Millionaire', a guy by the surname Stankiervitch won the 'Fastest Finger First', going on to amass £32K! How Chris LOVED saying Stankiervitch! If I'd known how many times he'd go on to say it, I would have sat there ticking away with my pen and paper!
Mr Stankiervitch was about 2-and-a-half inches shorter than Chris, but a whole lot wealthier than he was to start with come the end of his innings. I would have put up with a bit of leg-pulling for that money! 😉👍
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/19
Last night, I was watching an old 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?', when there was an incident of absolutely NOBODY getting a 'fastest finger first' question right! Chris literally Laughed Out Loud, especially as the question had involved the sequence of how traffic lights work, adding "If anyone doesn't know this, make sure they don't take you home tonight!"
It's humourous touches like this that make a quiz either watchable or not. Then the other day, a woman was overjoyed with winning £1,000, having just lost either £7,000 or £15,000. Chris gave her a kiss and said, "Ah, bless you!"
⭐️ The 'fastest finger first' flop almost certainly occurred in the same episode as the one in which Judith Keppel won her £1,000,000 with the question "Who was married to Eleanore* of Aquitaine?" which was, of course, Henry II.
Chris has always been very open about his height, and why ever not? He's a princely 6ft2!
* This is probably spelt incorrectly. There are many, many variations of spelling the name, and my Mum's was just one!
Nik said on 20/Sep/18
@ Rob - Thanks (autocorrect tried to change it to a Thanks!) for this interesting information!
said on 16/Sep/18
@ Rob - How tall is his former wife Ingrid?
There was a claim from Ingrid once "I'm 5ft 7in tall, a dress size ten and weigh about nine stone".
said on 21/Dec/17
Rob, could he have dropped under this by now?
Probably 186-187cm today
Editor Rob: it would be likely he has lost something, though a full inch may be unlikely, a half inch maybe more likely.
Dave C said on 19/Dec/17
I met Chris last year while we were both out fishing, was talking to him for ages, what a lovely down to earth man. I would say he's 6ft2. I'm exactly 6ft and he seemed to be a couple of inches taller than me.
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
Doug said on 8/Apr/09
He was a little taller at peak - 189-190cm.
George said on 15/Mar/09
Even nowadys he towers most guests on millionare and that other game show he's doing. I would say strong 6'2 at peak, and a legit 6'2 today.
kevy said on 20/Feb/09
I have met him he is tall above 6ft 2 more like 6ft 3 or 6ft 3.5 and stocky slim build.
Hugh said on 5/Dec/08
Maybe I'm wrong. Perhaps he is 6ft2-3.
Hugh said on 20/Oct/08
Maybe it's his posture. Standing up straight he is definately 6ft2.
Sam said on 12/Oct/08
I'm a strong 6ft3 (191 cm) When I met him, he was about an inch shorter.
Hugh said on 29/Aug/08
Never met him but does come across as being a tall person. His posture isn't great. So at times he can look more 6ft-6ft1
said on 5/Mar/08
seems to be struggling big time with 6'2 standing next to 6'3 lenny henry here at the very end of this clip circa 1981 Click Here
any idea on sally james' height rob??
[Editor Rob: does tarrant just have socks on in that clip. The girl compared to barefoot daltrey...hmm]
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.