Alexa Ewart, a gap year student from Harrogate, North Yorkshire won £64,000 on November 29th, 2003.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these lines in order to give a traditional Valentine's Day rhyme.
• A: And so are you • B: Roses are red
• C: Sugar is sweet • D: Violets are blue

From the 8 contestants, 4 got it correct and Alexa got it right in the fastest time. Her time was 3.49 seconds and the correct order was B-D-C-A.

Alexa's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
Someone laughing uncontrollably could be described as being... what?
• A: In plaster • B: In theatre
• C: In labour • D: In stitches

£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the framework of platforms from which repairs on buildings are carried out?
• A: Scabbarding • B: Scalding
• C: Scaffolding • D: Scalping

£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these refers to rich, famous and fashionable celebrities?
• A: Bitterati • B: Litterati
• C: Glitterati • D: Flitterati

£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
Usually, what type of drink is 'home brew'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Beer - 95% • B: Coffee - 3%
• C: Gin - 2% • D: Whisky - 0%

£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
What goes with 'movers' to refer to people with power and influence?
• A: Shakers • B: Quakers
• C: Takers • D: Bakers

£2,000 (6 to 15) - Not Timed
With which sport is Kelly Holmes associated?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Golf • B: Gymnastics
• C: Swimming • D: Athletics
Alexa had an idea, but she wasn't sure, so she used her '50:50' lifeline, which left A: Golf and D: Athletics. She still wasn't completely sure, so she phoned a family friend of hers, Kevin, who said D: Athletics. This was the answer Alexa thought was correct. It turned out to be correct and she won £2,000.

£4,000 (7 to 15) - Not Timed
In economics, what does the letter 'D' stand for in the abbreviation GDP?
• A: Division • B: Dividend
• C: Domestic • D: Direct

£8,000 (8 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an essential thickening ingredient of the North American dish gumbo?
• A: Okra • B: Olive
• C: Orange • D: Oregano

£16,000 (9 to 15) - Not Timed
Grey and red are species of which Australian creature?
• A: Koala • B: Wombat
• C: Emu • D: Kangaroo

£32,000 (10 to 15) - Not Timed
Who played Long John Silver in the 1996 film 'Muppet Treasure Island'?
• A: Tim Curry • B: Tim Brooke-Taylor
• C: Tim Rice • D: Tim McInnerny

£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these New Zealand cities is not on North Island?
• A: Christchurch • B: Wellington
• C: Auckland • D: Hamilton

£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of the 18th century writer Tobias Smollett?
• A: Irish • B: Welsh
• C: Scottish • D: Australian
Alexa didn't know, so she walked away with £64,000. She said she would have said A: Irish had she played the question. The correct answer was C: Scottish.

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