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Edd Oliver, an A-Level student from Alfrick, Worcestershire won £1,000 on September 9th, 2000 after getting his £16,000 question incorrect.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the lowest number, put these sums in order, according to the answers.
• A: 10 + 2 • B: 10 - 2
• C: 10 x 2 • D: 10 ÷ 2

From the 9 contestants, 6 got it correct. But Edd got it right in the fastest time; a time of 7.50 seconds. The correct order was D-B-A-C.

Edd's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which musical instrument is also a word meaning 'to cook the books'?
• A: Trumpet • B: Fiddle
• C: Whistle • D: Harpsichord


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
A Liverpudlian is a native of which city?
• A: Leeds • B: Lancaster
• C: London • D: Liverpool


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the abbreviation IQ stand for?
• A: Incredibly quick • B: Intelligence quotient
• C: Irritating question • D: Intellectual quack


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words means a group of stars?
• A: Consternation • B: Constitution
• C: Constellation • D: Constipation


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played Inspector Clouseau in the 'Pink Panther' films?
• A: Peter Sellers • B: Peter Fonda
• C: Peter Cushing • D: Peter Finch


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these actors starred in the TV sitcoms 'The Good Life' and 'To the Manor Born'?
• A: Richard Briers • B: Paul Eddington
• C: Penelope Keith • D: Felicity Kendal


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country did the Boer War take place?
• A: China • B: India
• C: Ireland • D: South Africa


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which TV gardener wrote the novel 'Mr MacGregor'?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: Percy Thrower - 0% • B: Charlie Dimmock - 0%
• C: Alan Titchmarsh - 77% • D: Geoff Hamilton - 23%


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
'Vermicelli' is the Italian name for a type of pasta. What does it mean in English?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Little strands • B: Little ribbons
• C: Little worms • D: Little threads
Edd had an idea for a guess, but phoned a friend of his dad, Simon, who failed to give an answer in the time provided. Edd then played the answer he thought was an idea for a guess; D: Little threads. However, this was incorrect and he lost £7,000.

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