Gary Cunning, a sales manager for soldering products from Glasgow, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 9 January, 1999. He walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the youngest, put these four film directors in order of age.
• A: Quentin Tarantino • B: Alfred Hitchcock
• C: Richard Attenborough • D: Steven Spielberg

From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Gary (with a time of 5.21 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Gary's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What colour was the Incredible Hulk when he was angry?
• A: Purple • B: Green
• C: Black • D: Orange

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country hosted the 1998 World Cup Finals?
• A: USA • B: Germany
• C: Spain • D: France

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Nostradamus was famous for making what?
• A: Predictions • B: Violins
• C: Jewellery • D: Sculptures

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Oysters belong to which of these animal groups?
• A: Reptiles • B: Molluscs
• C: Insects • D: Amphibians

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who sang the theme song for the Bond film 'You Only Live Twice'?
• A: Sheena Easton • B: Shirley Bassey
• C: Lulu • D: Nancy Sinatra

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'dab'?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: A bird • B: A star
• C: A small boat • D: A fish
Ask the Audience Results: A: 7% • B: 2% • C: 8% • D: 83%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which sea has a name meaning 'middle of the Earth'?
• A: Caspian Sea • B: Mediterranean Sea
• C: Baltic Sea • D: Caribbean Sea

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What colour is 'umber'?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Brown • B: Green
• C: Blue • D: Orange
Gary did not know, so he decided to call his friend Paul, who was fairly sure it was brown. He decided to go with him and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'stickleback'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: A bird • B: A fish
• C: A reptile • D: An insect

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was Casanova's occupation in his final years?
• A: Spy • B: Librarian
• C: Violinist • D: Soldier
Gary did not know and asked Chris to show him the money, so he walked away with £16,000. The correct answer was B: Librarian.


Preceded by
Ian Horswell
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Gary Cunning
Succeeded by
Tristan Burt

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