Eva Whittam, a physiotherapist from Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, was a contestant on series 1 of the UK version of the show on 11-12 September, 1998. She walked away with £64,000, and was the first woman to do so.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
What do Americans call a dinner jacket?
• A: Dickie • B: Tuxedo
• C: Monkey suit • D: Straightjacket
From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Eva (with a time of 2.05 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B: Tuxedo, making it into the Hot Seat.

Eva's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
For what institutions are both Oxford and Cambridge particularly noted?
• A: Strip clubs • B: Prisons
• C: Universities • D: Pleasure beaches
The klaxon called time and Eva would return on £100 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What would you do with a Singapore Sling?
• A: Wear it • B: Eat it
• C: Play it • D: Drink it
Eva did not know, so Chris told her: "I can't help you, but D is good". She decided to go with him and won £200.

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which official traditionally proclaims news in the street, shouting 'Oyez, oyez'?
• A: Sheriff • B: Town crier
• C: Mayor • D: Lord of the Manor

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is not a wire in a household plug?
• A: Earth • B: Neutral
• C: Ground • D: Live

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
'Equestrian' sports are those that involve what in particular?
• A: Shooting • B: Balls
• C: Skis • D: Horses

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
With which family group did David Cassidy sing in the 70s?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Von Trapp • B: Jackson
• C: Partridge • D: Osmond
Ask the Audience Results: A: 0% • B: 0% • C: 93% • D: 7%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What are rugby players not allowed to do with the ball during a match?
• A: Kick it • B: Pass it sideways
• C: Pass it backwards • D: Pass it forwards

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the detective novel 'Death on the Nile'?
• A: Agatha Christie • B: Ruth Rendell
• C: P.D. James • D: Patricia Cornwell

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the highest mountain in Africa?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Mount Kenya • B: Mount Kilimanjaro
• C: Table Mountain • D: Mount Baker
Eva thought she knew it, but decided to call his friend Graham, who said Mount Kilimanjaro. She decided to go with him, and won £16,000.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
To which of these might a 'codicil' be added?
• A: A musical score • B: A will
• C: A statue • D: A headache pill

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In what field was Maria Montessori a famous figure?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Opera • B: Ballet
• C: Science • D: Education
Eva went 50:50 with Opera and Education left. She first said Opera, but after much thought, Eva changed her answer to Education. Her sudden change gave her £64,000.

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the oldest British weekly periodical?
• A: The Spectator • B: Old Moore's Almanack
• C: The Lancet • D: The Stage
Eva had an idea, but was not sure enough to go for it, so she decided to walk away with £64,000. Her idea would've been B: Old Moore's Almanack, but the correct answer was C: The Lancet.


Preceded by
David Thompson
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Eva Whittam
Succeeded by
Derek McMorrow