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Ian Horswell, a merchant salesman from Gillingham, Dorset, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 9 January, 1999. He walked away with £125,000.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the shortest, put these four monarchs in order by length of reign.
• A: Lady Jane Grey • B: Elizabeth I
• C: Victoria • D: Richard III

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Ian (with a time of 5.14 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ian's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the surname of the American president known as JFK?
• A: Karter • B: Kruschev
• C: Kinnock • D: Kennedy


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Who married Ffion Jenkins in December 1997?
• A: Gordon Brown • B: Robin Cook
• C: John Prescott • D: William Hague


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country were both James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw born?
• A: Scotland • B: England
• C: Ireland • D: Wales


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a citrus fruit?
• A: Banana • B: Lemon
• C: Apple • D: Grape


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What 'first' did Wilbur and Orville achieve in 1903?
• A: Radio transmission • B: Powered flight
• C: Advertising film • D: Invent chewing-gum


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which city gave Nicholas Cage the 'Best Actor' Oscar?
• A: Chicago • B: New York
• C: Atlanta • D: Las Vegas


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which ocean are the Azores islands situated?
• A: Pacific • B: Indian
• C: Atlantic • D: Arctic


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the Queen's first grandchild?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: David Linley • B: Zara Phillips
• C: Prince William • D: Peter Phillips


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The triathlon is made up of running, swimming and which other event?
• A: Horse riding • B: Shooting
• C: Cycling • D: Fencing


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the subject of the TV series 'Screaming Reels'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Horror films • B: Fishing
• C: Cookery • D: Dangerous sports
Ask the Audience Results: A: 11% • B: 82% • C: 1% • D: 6%


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which city is famous for its 'stampede' each July?
• A: Dallas • B: Calgary
• C: Toronto • D: Vancouver


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson are leading characters in which musical?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: South Pacific • B: Guys and Dolls
• C: Sunset Boulevard • D: A Chorus Line
Ian decided to call his friend Paul, who was nine hundred percent sure it was Guys and Dolls. He decided to go with him, and won £125,000.


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the first American spaceship to orbit the Earth?
• A: Aurora 7 • B: Liberty Bell 7
• C: Friendship 7 • D: Freedom 7
Ian did not have a clue, so he decided to walk away with £125,000. The correct answer was C: Friendship 7.

TriviaEdit

  • Ian was the second contestant to win £125,000, only beaten by Martin Skillings, the previous contestant.

SourcesEdit


Preceded by
Martin Skillings
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Ian Horswell
Succeeded by
Gary Cunning

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