Gerry Lennon, a prison guard from Yorkshire, England, was a contestant on series 5 of the UK version of the show on 7 & 8 November, 1999. He walked away with £125,000, and became the third person on the show after Martin Skillings and the previous contestant Ben Bartle to get up to £125,000 and have all 3 lifelines.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Put these varieties of berry in alphabetical order.
• A: Loganberry • B: Raspberry
• C: Strawberry • D: Blackberry
Gerry answered correcly D-A-B-C in 6.74 seconds and was the only one who got the right answer, therefore, making it into the Hot Seat.

Gerry's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the referee show to a footballer when he is sending him off the pitch?
• A: White Flag • B: Black Belt
• C: Red Card • D: Green Pepper

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which 'Maggie' gave Rod Stewart a number one hit single?
• A: Maggie Moon • B: Maggie May
• C: Maggie Mole • D: Maggie March

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which royal residence was badly damaged by fire in 1992?
• A: Buckingham Palace • B: Holyrood House
• C: Sandringham • D: Windsor Castle

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of Superman's female associate?
• A: Minnie Mouse • B: Lois Lane
• C: Vicki Vale • D: Olive Oyl

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of President Yeltsin of Russia?
• A: Boris • B: Ivan
• C: Mikhail • D: Yuri

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the nursery rhyme, what did Tom the piper's son steal?
• A: Pig • B: Muffin
• C: Sheep • D: Spider

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these walks follows a route from Derbyshire to the scottish borders?
• A: Ridgeway • B: Pilgrim's Way
• C: Cotswold Way • D: Pennine Way
The klaxon called time on £4,000 and the good was that he would return tommorow evening with all 3 lifelines still available.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these fishes is not a flatfish?
• A: Halibut • B: Flounder
• C: Sole • D: Mulletis

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was the writer Voltaire?
• A: Russian • B: French
• C: German • D: Austrian

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The organisation OPEC is concerned with trade in which product?
• A: Steel • B: Oil
• C: Coffee • D: Pharmaceuticals

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sports is played on a 'rink'?
• A: Badminton • B: Bowls
• C: Rounders • D: Shinty

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which African country is the largest in area?
• A: Sudan • B: South Africa
• C: Swaziland • D: Sierra Leone

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a 'bichon frisé'?
'Ask The Audience', '50:50' and 'Phone A Friend' lifelines used
• A: Dog • B: Lettuce
• C: Wind • D: Muscle
Ask the Audience Results: A: 93% • B: 0% • C: 0% • D: 7%
Gerry decides he needs help. So he asks the audience and a surprisingly high 93% say it's a dog, he then goes 50:50 which left Dog and Wind, then he decides to phone his brother Harry who suggests dog. Still not convinced Gerry takes the £125,000. The correct answer was A: Dog.

Post-WWTBAM Edit

On April 4, 2000, Gerry was one of the Phone a Friends of contestant Gary Luckhurst. Gary phoned him at his £2,000 question, regarding in which country is Andalusia located. Gerry told him he was 100% it was D: Spain, which Gary went for it and got it right.

Trivia Edit

  • The first half of six contestants who reached £125,000 with all 3 lifelines remaining chose to walk away with that amount of money after using them. The second half of six reached to £250,000, however, one of them unfortunately lost £218,000 and left with £32,000.

Goofs Edit

  • Gerry could have just go with the audience's most popular answer, which was A with 93%, win £250,000 and become the second contestant, after Jonathan Green, before David Neale, to see the £500,000 question (with two lifelines), instead of also using the 50:50 and Phone a Friend lifelines and then taking £125,000. 93% audience were never and couldn’t even be wrong of one answer, because they actually find the question so easy. But, since he didn’t do that and did 50:50, eliminating B: Lettuce and D: Muscle, he could’ve just still gone with A: Dog, since nobody voted for C: Wind. But, since he didn’t do that he phoned his brother, Harry, who guesses A: Dog. Even if Harry is not sure and tells Gerry to take the money and run, he still could’ve gone with his brother guess, because was the audience's answer, too. Plus, 93% wasn’t (and still isn't) the highest percentage of an answer being wrong in U.K. by now, it was 65% on Sarah Woodier's £8,000 question.

Sources Edit

Preceded by
Ben Bartle
UK Contestant (Series 5)
Gerry Lennon
Succeeded by
Craig Jefford