Anita Twiddy, a part-time accountant from Hertfordshire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on April 28th, 2007. She walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these words in the order they feature in the name of a charity.
• A: Birds • B: Protection
• C: Royal • D: Society
Out of the 9 contestants playing, 8 were correct. Anita was the fastest though, and answered correctly in a time of 2.09 seconds, making it into the hotseat. The correct order was C-D-B-A.

Anita's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Something which looks out of place is said to 'stick out like a …' what?
• A: Tender forefinger • B: Sore thumb
• C: Aching digit • D: Painful pinkie
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
If you trick or deceive someone, you are said to take them for a … what?
• A: Drive • B: Spin
• C: Ride • D: Journey
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
"Top of the morning" is a traditional greeting associated with which country?
• A: New Zealand • B: Ireland
• C: Canada • D: Wales
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the deciding round of a showjumping competition?
• A: Jump-through • B: Jump-off
• C: Jump-in • D: Jump-back
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was the singer Sacha Distel?
• A: French • B: German
• C: Italian • D: Irish
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word refers to the slope of a stage in a theatre?
• A: Shovel • B: Wrench
• C: Rake • D: Drill
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The novelist Georgette Heyer was best known for her romances set during which historical period?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: 1920s • B: World War II
• C: Dark Ages • D: Regency
Ask the Audience Results: A: 12% • B: 24% • C: 1% • D: 63%
Anita isn't sure of the answer, so she decides to 'ask this fine audience'. 63% of the 'fine' audience are right, Anita's won £4,000.
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the character played by Katharine Hepburn in the film 'The African Queen'?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Amanda Bonner • B: Susan Vance
• C: Tess Harding • D: Rose Sayer
Anita phones her dad Michael. Michael doesn't know the answer. Anita goes 50:50. She says that D rings a bell, so goes for it, and wins £8,000.
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these South American countries is named after a person?
• A: Argentina • B: Colombia
• C: Ecuador • D: Paraguay
Anita says she will walk away, as she doesn't know, however, she doesn't say Final Answer, so carries on, and plays B: Colombia. It's her final answer, and she was right to go for it, she's won £16,000.
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The man known as the 'Grand Old Duke of York' in the nursery rhyme was the son of which monarch?
• A: Henry VIII • B: William I
• C: Victoria • D: George III
Anita has no clue, and doesn't want to risk £15,000, so she takes the money. She would have said D as a complete guess, and she would have won £32,000 if she'd have gone for it.

Trivia Edit

  • For an unknown reason, this episode started with just 9 Fastest Finger Contestants. Despite this, Chris still refers to them as 10, and all ten seats are filled. This may have been an error, or the tenth person could have been an extra or audience member. It is also possible that Challenge TV edited a run out, for a particular reason.
  • Anita was only the second female contestant to make it to the Hot Seat in the series, prompting Chris to say "You're a woman!" when she wins Fastest Finger First.


Preceded by
Chris Elliott
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Anita Twiddy
Succeeded by
Gordon Galliford