Gill O'Donnell, a holiday representative from Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire won £1,000 on July 18, 2009 after answering her £20,000 question incorrectly, where she went with the answer of 81% of the audience. This was overall the highest percentage ever for a wrong answer on the show. She did not use her 'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline.

Gill's Run to the MillionEdit

£500 (1 of 12) - Not Timed
In which of these sports are professional players normally required to wear a bow tie?
• A: Bowls • B: Snooker
• C: Archery • D: Darts

£1,000 (2 of 12) - Not Timed
What term is used for plain capital letters?
• A: Blaze letters • B: Blunt letters
• C: Blank letters • D: Block letters

£2,000 (3 of 12) - Not Timed
According to Samuel Johnson, a man is tired of life when he is tired of which city?
• A: York • B: Newcastle
• C: London • D: Bath

£5,000 (4 of 12) - Not Timed
On an orchestral score, which word indicates that all instruments should play together
• A: Pizzicato • B: Tutti
• C: Crescendo • D: Allegro

£10,000 (5 of 12) - Not Timed
French Guiana is on which continent?
• A: South America • B: Asia
• C: Africa • D: North Amreica

£20,000 (6 of 12) - Not Timed
Traditionally, what is the only occasion when alcohol is allowed into the chamber of the House of Commons?
'50:50' and 'Ask the Audience' lifelines used
• A: PM's question time • B: Budget Speech
• C: State opening • D: Election of new Speaker
Ask the Audience Results: A: 0% • B: 19% • C: 81% • D: 0%
Gill didn't know the answer, so she used her 50:50 lifeline, with options A and D removed. Still unsure, she decided to ask the audience where C was the most favoured answer. Gill went with this answer, but this was incorrect and she lost £9,000.


  • In 2014 on the U.S. version of the show, a contestant was given a question similar to Gill's £20,000 question for $500,000. Coincidentally, both contestants got their respective questions wrong.

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