Irene Arenillas, a customer service manager from Shepherd's Bush, London, was a contestant on series 15 of the UK version of the show on 24 April 2004. She walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First
Starting first thing in the morning, put these TV partnerships in the order they are normally seen during the day.
• A: Des and Mel • B: Eamonn and Fiona
• C: Richard and Judy • D: Phillip and Fern

From the 9 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Irene (with a time of 5.27 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Irene's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Anything very untidy or messy is often referred to as a... what?
• A: Dog's breakfast • B: Cat's lunch
• C: Hamster's tea • D: Rabbit's supper

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which traditional party game do participants have to sit down when the music stops?
• A: Pass the parcel • B: Blindman's bluff
• C: Musical chairs • D: Chinese whispers

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is usually given to a ring, symbolising everlasting love?
• A: Honour ring • B: Pledging ring
• C: Cherish ring • D: Eternity ring

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words refers to a small quantity of alcoholic drink?
• A: Stinker • B: Snifter
• C: Stealer • D: Sweater

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for electricity generated by the pressure of water?
• A: Thermoelectricity • B: Hydroelectricity
• C: Geoelectricity • D: Astroelectricity

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 film 'Cabaret'?
• A: Liza Minnelli • B: Barbra Streisand
• C: Julie Andrews • D: Doris Day

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the manager of the Republic of Ireland football team at the 2002 World Cup?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mick McCarthy • B: Jack Charlton
• C: Billy Bingham • D: Mark Lawrenson
Ask the Audience Results: A: 75% • B: 20% • C: 3% • D: 2%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the title of chef Antony Worrall Thompson's autobiography?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Raw • B: Rare
• C: Medium • D: Well Done

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Linz is a city in which European country?
• A: Sweden • B: Belgium
• C: Croatia • D: Austria

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the world's first jet airliner?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Sopwith Camel • B: De Havilland Comet
• C: Douglas DC3 • D: Boeing 747
Irene believed it was the Sopwith Camel, but she decided to call her friend Luke, who was sure it was the De Havilland Comet. She decided to trust Luke and went with him, and won £32,000.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of the composer Bela Bartok?
• A: French • B: German
• C: Hungarian • D: Polish

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
The original Charing Cross was built as a memorial to which queen of England?
• A: Eleanor • B: Phillippa
• C: Isabella • D: Matilda
Irene was leaning towards Matilda, but she did not actually know the answer. She decided she could not risk her £64,000, so she decided to walk away with that amount of money. The correct answer was A: Eleanor.


Preceded by
Lesley Cook
UK Contestant (Series 15)
Irene Arenillas
Succeeded by
Brian Rowen