John Sexton was a horse racing journalist from Beverley, East Yorkshire who won £250,000 on the 19nd February, 2001 show.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the shortest, put these film actors in order of height.
• A: Tom Cruise • B: Danny DeVito
• C: Clint Eastwood • D: Brad Pitt
From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got B-A-D-C, but John did it in the fastest time (5.54 seconds), making it into the Hot Seat.

John's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the popular name for the UK national flag?
• A: Union Jack • B: Unity John
• C: Unified Jim • D: Unique Joe

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a musician and TV presenter?
• A: Jools France • B: Jools Belgium
• C: Jools Luxembourg • D: Jools Holland

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Where in the body are the tonsils?
• A: Throat • B: Lungs
• C: Feet • D: Stomach

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of fish can be 'rainbow' or 'brown'?
• A: Trout • B: Plaice
• C: Mackerel • D: Eel

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was created by Jim Henson?
• A: Wombles • B: Clangers
• C: Woodentops • D: Muppets

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the British Isles is home to a tailess breed of cat?
• A: Isle of Wight • B: Lundy Island
• C: Anglesey • D: Isle of Man

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the rhyme, who took the kettle off again, after Polly had put it on?
• A: Sylvie • B: Sunny
• C: Sukey • D: Sooty

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who had a UK number one single in August 2000 with the song 'Music'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mel C - 5% • B: Sonique - 6%
• C: Kylie Minogue - 6% • D: Madonna - 83%

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these traditional English counties no longer exists?
• A: Cambridgeshire • B: Chesire
• C: Cornwall • D: Cumberland

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of insect is a 'swallowtail'?
• A: Butterfly • B: Grasshopper
• C: Dragonfly • D: Beetle

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Bodega Bay is the main setting of which Alfred Hitchcock film?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: The Birds • B: Rebecca
• C: The Thirty-Nine Steps • D: Psycho

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which fruit is the principal ingredient of Slivovitz Brandy?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Cherry • B: Apricot
• C: Orange • D: Plum
John didn't know so he phoned his mother Doris who said with full confidence that it was plum.

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
The phrase "History is bunk" is associated with which famous American?
• A: Thomas Edison • B: Henry Ford
• C: Theodore Roosevelt • D: George Custer

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the prime minister when women first got the right to vote in Britain?
• A: Lloyd George • B: Salisbury
• C: Balfour • D: Bonar Law
John thought it was Lloyd George after having recalled the approximate time he was in power, namely after the First World War, which coincided with the implementation of the women's right to vote, however he couldn't risk it so he took the money. The correct answer was A: David Lloyd George.

Sources Edit

Preceded by
Majella Maher
UK Contestant (Series 9)
John Sexton
Succeeded by
Jim Whitaker

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