Cheryl Turner appeared on the show's first Christmas special on December 25, 1998 (Christmas Day), but won the least amount of money ever won on the UK show, £500. She walked away on the fifth question after using up all her lifelines. Sheridan Booth also won £500 in 1999, but lost his winnings as he had a criminal record.

As a result, Cheryl remains the only British contestant to walk away on question 5 and win £500. She is also the first contestant ever to use all her lifelines before question 5.

Only one contestant worldwide has fared worse - not including contestants who left empty handed - Michelle Glover on the US version (May 19-20, 2005) blew all her lifelines on the second and third questions and walked on No. 4 therefore winning only $300.

Only one contestant worldwide has fared more worse, Common Wong on the Hong Kongese version (February 26, 2018) blew all his lifelines on the first and third questions and walked on No. 3 therefore winning only HK$2,000.

£300, £500 and £1,000 questionsEdit

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Shakespeare play was written to be performed as part of Christmas Festives?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: As You Like It • B: Twelfth Night
• C: Measure For Measure • D: Othello
Ask the Audience Results: A: ?% • B: 93% • C: ?% • D: ?%
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of this 1994 film staring Tim Allen; 'The Santa….'
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Experiment • B: Clause
• C: Situation • D: Outfit
Cheryl used her 50:50 which left her with B and C, then she phoned her friend Zoe who knew that B was the answer immediately.
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was Handel, composer of the Christmas oratorio "Messiah"?
• A: British • B: French
• C: German • D: Austrian
Cheryl did not know the answer nor have any lifelines, so she decided to walk away with £500. The correct answer was C: German.
Preceded by
Donna Clark
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Cheryl Turner
Succeeded by
Jason Vaughan
(Series 2)