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Elizabeth Northey, from Guernsey, was a contestant on series 18 of the UK version of the show on 10 December, 2005. She walked away with £250,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these ITV programmes in the order they were first seen.
• A: Emmerdale Farm • B: Pop Idol
• C: Ready Steady Go • D: Spitting Image

From the 10 starting contestants, 6 got it right, but Elizabeth (with a time of 3.85 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Elizabeth's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What do deciduous trees lose annually?
• A: Their leaves • B: Their hair
• C: Their marbles • D: Their trousers

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is sometimes issued with a bank account?
• A: Cookbook • B: Chequebook
• C: Doomsday Book • D: Prayer book

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these might feature in a Chinese meal?
• A: Cricket ball • B: Snowball
• C: Mothball • D: Prawn ball

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The hair of an albino animal is usually what colour?
• A: White • B: Brown
• C: Black • D: Ginger

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In chess, which is the only piece that can be put into check?
• A: Bishop • B: Knight
• C: King • D: Rook

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which band re-formed for the 2005 Live 8 concert in Hyde Park?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Boney M - 1% • B: Abba - 1%
• C: Pink Floyd - 95% • D: Slade - 3%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was the Marquis de Sade?
• A: French • B: German
• C: Swiss • D: Italian

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which British city was Charlie Chaplin born?
• A: Bristol • B: Birmingham
• C: Manchester • D: London

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these art movements began in the 1950s?
• A: Art Nouveau • B: Surrealism
• C: Pop Art • D: Art Deco

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the 18th century baker from Bath, after whom a teacake was named?
• A: Sally Lunn • B: Sarah Siddons
• C: Polly Perkins • D: Nell Gwyn

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Orson Welles' 1938 braodcast of 'The War of the Worlds' featured an alien invasion of Grovers Mill in which US state?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Delaware • B: Washington
• C: California • D: New Jersey

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is Britain's oldest professional football club?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Notts County • B: Stoke City
• C: Port Vale • D: Tranmere Rovers
Football was not one of Elizabeth's strengths, so she decided to call her husband Roy, who was 90% sure it was Notts County. She decided to go with him and won £125,000.

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1969, Olof Palme became prime minister of which European country?
• A: Sweden • B: Luxembourg
• C: Belgium • D: Switzerland

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first Astronomer Royal?
• A: John Flamsteed • B: Edmund Halley
• C: William Herschel • D: Isaac Newton
Elizabeth recognized some achievements from the four men, and thought that the first Astronomer Royal was either Flamsteed and Newton. However, she did not feel confident enough to commit to an answer, so she decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was A: John Flamsteed.



Preceded by
Lyn Pringle
UK Contestant (Series 18)
Elizabeth Northey
Succeeded by
Bridget Rose

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