John Davidson, a dog handler from Amble, Northumberland, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 10 January, 1999. He walked away with £0 after incorrectly answering his £1,000 question without using any lifelines. His penniless exit made him the first person in the worldwide Millionaire franchise to win nothing at all.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the furthest north, put these four British islands in order from north to south.
• A: Isle of Wight • B: Shetland Isles
• C: Isle of Man • D: Anglesey

From the 9 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but John (with a time of 5.39 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

John's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
What do we call a person from Denmark?
• A: A Dennis • B: A Mark
• C: A Dean • D: A Dane

£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
Someone who travels 'incognito' would be which of these?
• A: In a hurry • B: In disguise
• C: In a car • D: In debt

£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Which singer was backed by The Shadows?
• A: Rod Stewart • B: Cliff Richard
• C: Gary Glitter • D: Van Morrison

£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these countries is washed by the Gulf of Mexico?
• A: Chile • B: Canada
• C: Peru • D: The USA

£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these girls' names is the title of a Jane Austen novel?
• A: Emily • B: Jane
• C: Emma • D: Sophie
John guessed the answer as being Jane, but it wasn't - it was Emma. He left the studio empty-handed.



Preceded by
Tristan Burt
UK Contestant (Series 2)
John Davidson
Succeeded by
Karen Ozdemir