Chris Elliott, a managing director of a communications business from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on 21st & 28th April, 2007. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £8,000 question. He did not use his Phone-A-Friend lifeline.
Chris isn't sure, so asks the audience for help. He goes with the audience, and wins £2,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Chris would return on £2,000 with 2 lifelines still available.
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
South Bank Polytechnic, which became a university in 1992, is in which city? '50:50' lifeline used
• A: Newcastle
• B: London
• C: Glasgow
• D: Birmingham
By a process of elimination, Chris rules out D and C. He thinks the answer is B, but says he'll do 'the sensible thing' and goes 50:50. Chris decides to lock in B, as it cannot be D. He's right, he's won £4,000.
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who adapted the musical 'Spamalot', based on the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'?
• A: Eric Idle
• B: John Cleese
• C: Terry Jones
• D: Michael Palin
Chris says he knows the answer, and it's Terry Jones. He decides to keep back his last lifeline, but unfortunately, the correct answer was A, he leaves with £1,000.
Just before revealing that Chris had lost £3,000, Chris Tarrant said that Chris' wife up in the audience had said A using her keypad.
On the Challenge TV rerun of this episode, instead of the usual Hot Seat Crossover sequence, the Goodbye Punter sound plays, and the camera is focused at the audience. This is probably because on the original airing, a break was taken at that point, whereas one was not taken during the rerun.