John Norton won £125,000 on 18th September 2001 on the UK version of the show. He got into the hot seat immediately after Tecwen Whittock and the Charles Ingram affair.


Fastest Finger First QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the furthest north put these UK towns and cities in order.
• A: Rotherham • B: Cheltenham
• C: Nottingham • D: Birmingham
5 of the 9 contestant got the correct order: A-C-D-B, but John Norton got it in the fastest time with 6.10 seconds.

John's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these refers to mischievous behavior?
• A: Ape trade • B: Monkey business
• C: Gorilla enterprise • D: Chimpanzee venture

£200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these is a road safety feature?
• A: Catseyes • B: Dogseyes
• C: Cowseyes • D: Bullseyes

£300 (3 of 15) - Not timed
William Tell is famous for doing what with an apple?
• A: Juggling one • B: Shooting at one
• C: Eating one • D: Making a pie from one

£500 (4 of 15) - Not timed
Which word goes before "eel", "shock" and "guitar" to make well known phrases?
• A: Gas • B: Nuclear
• C: Paraffin • D: Electric

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
What is the ingredient in concrete that sets it hard?
• A: Sand • B: Gravel
• C: Cement • D: Water

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these is a light, two-wheeled vehicle used in Asian countries?
• A: Luge • B: Kayak
• C: Sampan • D: Rickshaw

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
Which fictional detective is assisted by Captain Hastings?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Miss Marple - 11% • B: Lord Peter Wimsey - 14%
• C: Father Brown - 3% • D: Hercule Poirot - 72%
John was not sure, so he asked the audience and the majority voted for D: Hercule Poirot. John went with them and was correct.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
The musical "cabaret" is set in which city?
• A: Berlin • B: Rome
• C: Paris • D: Vienna

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
In 2000, which football club bought the Frenchman David Ginola?
• A: Leeds United • B: Aston Villa
• C: Middlesbrough • D: Arsenal
On the broadcasted version, the klaxon calls time and John returns on Tuesday.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these cheeses is not made from cow's milk?
"50:50" and "Phone-A-Friend"lifelines used.
• A: Brie • B: Gorgonzola
• C: Stilton • D: Roquefort
John says he thinks the answer is D: Roquefort, but he was not sure enough, so he used his 50:50, which left him with B and D. However, he was still not confident, so he called his good friend Bob. Bob says he was not sure, but he guesses Roquefort. After the call, John goes for his initial guess and gets it right.

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not timed
As what is Helmut Newton is a famous name?
• A: Fashion designer • B: Jockey
• C: Racing driver • D: Photographer

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not timed
What is denoted by the prefix "rhino"?
• A: Nose • B: Thick skin
• C: Large feet • D: Greyness

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not timed
Which American film actor was born, Joseph Yule Junior?
• A: Ray Milland • B: James Cagney
• C: Mickey Rooney • D: Ronald Reagan
John decides to walk away with £125,000. He guesses C: Mickey Rooney, which if he went for it, he would've had £250,000.


Preceded by
Tecwen Whittock
UK Contestant (Series 10)
John Norton
Succeeded by
Janie McCathie