Davy Young, a civil servant from Belfast, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 13-14 March, 1999. He walked away with £125,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four magazines in order of their year of first publication.
• A: Private Eye • B: Internet Works
• C: Radio Times • D: Punch
From the 8 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Davy (with a time of 7.32 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Davy's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which game involves flipping plastic discs into a cup?
• A: Snooker • B: Tiddlywinks
• C: Squash • D: Mah-jongg
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a sonnet?
• A: Hat • B: Flower
• C: Bird • D: Poem
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of this Elvis Presley hit, 'Heartbreak ....'
• A: House • B: Hotel
• C: Ridge • D: Rock
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Whose theorem in geometry gives the relationship between the sides of a right-angled triangle?
• A: Pythagoras • B: Einstein
• C: Newton • D: Napier
The klaxon called time and Davy would return on £500 with all 3 lifelines still available.
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country was Helmut Kohl's government voted out of office in September 1998?
• A: Belgium • B: Netherlands
• C: Sweden • D: Germany
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city could a football local derby between Hearts and Hibs take place?
• A: Edinburgh • B: Glasgow
• C: Cardiff • D: Belfast
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote 'The Jungle Book'?
• A: Walt Disney • B: David Attenborough
• C: Rudyard Kipling • D: Roald Dahl
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Zen is a form of which religion?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Hinduism - 6% • B: Judaism - 5%
• C: Buddhism - 86% • D: Islam - 3%
Ask the Audience Results: A: 6% • B: 5% • C: 86% • D: 3%
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the staple diet of the silkworm?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Hawthorn • B: Mulberry
• C: Bramble • D: Blackthorn
Davy decided to call his friend Alan, who did not know the answer, but said his best guess would be Mulberry. He decided to go with him, and won £16,000.
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who are the Jets' rivals in the musical 'West Side Story'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: The Tigers • B: The Sharks
• C: The Cobras • D: The Pumas
Davy narrowed it down to A and B, and decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. After announcing he would take the money, he decided to go with The Sharks, and won £32,000.
£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these four acts has achieved UK Number One hits in five different decades.
• A: Frank Sinatra • B: The Bee Gees
• C: Cliff Richard • D: The Rolling Stones
Davy announced he would go with The Rolling Stones, but just before locking it in, he decided to change his answer to Cliff Richard, and won £64,000.
£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In which palace was Winston Churchill born?
• A: Richmond • B: Buckingham
• C: Lambeth • D: Blenheim
£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these garden flowers is named after an 18th-century Swedish botanist?
• A: Chrysanthemum • B: Dahlia
• C: Poppy • D: Gladiolus
Davy had no clue, so he decided to walk away with £125,000, and decided not to change his mind again. The correct answer was B: Dahlia.


Preceded by
Richard Hale
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Davy Young
Succeeded by
Mike Stokes

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