Den Hewitt, a civil servant from Chester-Le-Street in County Durham, won £250,000 on 19 March 2002 after getting onto the hotseat the previous day in which he was the first of the 10 contestants to win Fastest Finger First.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these boxing weights in order from heaviest to lightest.
• A: Featherweight • B: Heavyweight
• C: Light heavyweight • D: Middleweight
From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Den (with a time of 6.71 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Den's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the mountainous regions of central and northern Scotland?
• A: Loftylands • B: Highlands
• C: Biglands • D: Tallands

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the name of a type of ladies' undergarment?
• A: Teddy • B: Heddy
• C: Leddy • D: Deddy

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
During which activity is someone most likely to 'sauté'?
• A: Gymnastics • B: Ice Skating
• C: Cookery • D: Mountain Climbing

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'The Muppet's, who plays the drums in the band?
• A: Animal • B: Vegetable
• C: Mineral • D: Gas

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which professional would you consult for the treatment of bunions?
• A: Horticultarist • B: Chiropractist
• C: Biochemist • D: Orthadontist

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which film features the line 'What have the Romans ever done for us'?
• A: When Harry Met Sally • B: Monty Python's Life of Brian
• C: Some Like it Hot • D: Carry on Cowboy

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2002, which football club bought David Ginola?
• A: Liverpool • B: Everton
• C: Bolton Wanderers • D: Fulham

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which surname identifies Reba, the popular American country singer?
• A: McEntire • B: McCutcheon
• C: McDonald • D: MacColl

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the novel 'Crime and Punishment'?
• A: Honore de Balzac • B: Fyodor Dostoyvesky
• C: Miguel de Cervantes • D: Charles Dickens

Klaxon called Time

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Conservative politician has the middle names 'Denzil' and 'Xavier'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Michael Heseltine • B: Michael Portillo - 84%
• C: Michael Mates • D: Michael Howard

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In Roman mythology, who was the goddess of arts and crafts?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Mimosa • B: Minos
• C: Minerva • D: Midas

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of the artist Mondrian?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: French • B: Spanish
• C: Swiss • D: Dutch
Den had no idea, so he phoned his friend John who was 100% sure it was Dutch.

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
From which type of wood did Noah build the Ark?
• A: Lime • B: Gopher
• C: Date palm • D: Cork oak

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which language is also known as Lettish?
• A: Latvian • B: Latin
• C: Lap • D: Lithuanian
Den didn't know in certainty so he took the money. He would have gone for Latvian if he had to. The correct answer was A: Latvian

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