David Thompson, from Tyne & Wear, was a contestant on series 1 of the UK version of the show on 11 September, 1998. He walked away with £8,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
'Straight', 'tuck' and 'pike' are three positions in which sport?
• A: Diving • B: Cricket
• C: Ice Skating • D: Javelin
From the 10 contestants, 9 got it right, but David (with a time of 1.52 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A: Diving, making it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What would a member of the Ramblers Association enjoy doing?
• A: Telling dull stories • B: Walking
• C: Motorbiking • D: Cross-dressing

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of animal was 'Babe', in the film of that name?
• A: Sheepdog • B: Goat
• C: Pig • D: Duck

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The head of the Anglican church is the Archbishop of where?
• A: York • B: Durham
• C: Canterbury • D: Liverpool

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which game involves the use of a 'puck'?
• A: Squash • B: Rugby
• C: Ice hockey • D: Baseball

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a vixen?
• A: A female wizard • B: A small violin
• C: A snake • D: A female fox

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
As what was Henri Matisse famous?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Artist - 82% • B: Politician - 4%
• C: Sportsman - 7% • D: Composer - 7%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
From which fish is the best caviar obtained?
• A: Herrings • B: Salmon
• C: Haddock • D: Sturgeon

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Where did Daniel fly to on a plane in the Elton John song?
'Phone A Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: New York • B: Morocco
• C: India • D: Spain
David did not know, so she decided to call her mother Margaret, who did not know the answer either. Therefore, he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and C. He decided to go for Spain and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was an air-raid shelter in World War Two?
• A: Anderson • B: Bailey
• C: Churchill • D: Mulberry
David had no idea, so he decided to walk away with £8,000. The correct answer was A: Anderson.


Preceded by
Matthew Asbury
UK Contestant (Series 1)
David Thompson
Succeeded by
Eva Whittam

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