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John Garside, a garage sales assistant from Swansea won £1,000 on November 29th, 2003 after answering his £16,000 question incorrectly.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting with the fewest, put these pieces of poetry in order of the number of lines in each.
• A: Couplet • B: Epic poem
• C: Limerick • D: Sonnet
From the 10 contestants, 3 got it correct. But John got it right in the fastest time; a time of 4.15 seconds. The correct order was A-C-D-B.

John's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these refers to a situation of comfort or ease?
• A: Bed of noses • B: Bed of roses
• C: Bed of hoses • D: Bed of moses
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a small shop specialising in shoe repairs?
• A: Instep inn • B: Sole pub
• C: Heel bar • D: Upper tavern
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What are the usual colours of a ladybird?
• A: Green and pink • B: Red and black
• C: Silver and brown • D: Blue and white
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which parts of the body sag to give jowls?
• A: Knees • B: Cheeks
• C: Ear lobes • D: Elbows
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In industry, what is the opposite of 'privatisation'?
• A: Nationalisation • B: Publication
• C: Accreditation • D: Pasteurisation
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which Christmas carol is 'Sleep in heavenly peace' the repeated last line of the first verse?
• A: The First Noel • B: Silent Night
• C: Christians Awake • D: Away in a Manger
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the star of the film 'Me, Myself and Irene'?
• A: Steve Martin • B: Adam Sandler
• C: Jim Carrey • D: Rob Schneider
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In which country is the town of Spa, famous for its mineral springs?
'Ask The Audience' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Switzerland • B: Belgium
• C: Finland • D: France
Ask the Audience Results: A: 27% • B: 42% • C: 15% • D: 16%
John first used his 'Ask The Audience' lifeline, with B: Belgium the most favoured answer. John then used his 'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline and called his friend Louise, who didn't know. John decided to go for B: Belgium and won £8,000.
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Scottish football club St Mirren is based in which town?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Arbroath • B: Fort William
• C: Oban • D: Paisley


Preceded by
Alexa Ewart
UK Contestant (Series 14)
John Garside
Succeeded by
Les Thorne

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