Hugh McIver, a retired policeman from Kilwinning, Ayrshire, was a contestant on series 19 of the UK version of the show on 8 April 2006. He walked away with £8,000. He became sixth contestant to walk away without using all of his lifelines and the second to do so without using the Phone a Friend lifeline.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting at the top and working down, put these bones of the human body in order.
• A: Coccyx • B: Fibula
• C: Mandible • D: Scapula
From the 9 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Hugh (with a time of 7.10 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Hugh's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete this phrase expressing utter tedium: 'Bored to …' what?
• A: Teeth • B: Tongues
• C: Tears • D: Toes

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In a wedding ceremony, what is the name for the formal handing over of the bride to the groom?
• A: Looking away • B: Giving away
• C: Turning away • D: Throwing away

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
If you delay making a decision on something until the morning, you are said to … what?
• A: Doze on it • B: Nap on it
• C: Slumber on it • D: Sleep on it

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which two letters make the abbreviation for the word 'ounce'?
• A: Ow • B: Oy
• C: Oz • D: Ox

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of boat is propelled by a long pole?
• A: Catamaran • B: Dinghy
• C: Punt • D: Yacht

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the Great Lakes shares its name with a Canadian province?
• A: Erie • B: Huron
• C: Ontario • D: Superior

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which year did Shakespeare die?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: 1414 - 2% • B: 1515 - 23%
• C: 1616 - 61% • D: 1717 - 14%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
'Girls on Film' was the first UK top ten single for which group?
• A: Haircut 100 • B: Spandau Ballet
• C: Duran Duran • D: Bucks Fizz

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which house in Kent is the country residence of the Foreign Secretary?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Chevening House • B: Groombridge Place
• C: Richborough Castle • D: Cobham Hall
Hugh had no clue, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating C and D. He considered the 50:50 did not help, and believed no one on his phone-a-friend list would know it. After stating that he was leaning towards A, he decided to walk away with £8,000. The correct answer was indeed A: Chevening House.


Preceded by
Mike Scott
UK Contestant (Series 19)
Hugh McIver
Succeeded by
Mark Labbett