Karen Ozdemir, a housewife from Hinckley, Leicestershire, was a contestant on series 2 of the UK version of the show on 10-11 January, 1999. She walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the smallest, put these four current coins in order by diameter.
• A: Twenty Pence • B: Ten Pence
• C: Fifty Pence • D: Five Pence
From the 8 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Karen (with a time of 6.37 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Karen's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which creatures produce pearls?
• A: Frogs • B: Seahorses
• C: Oysters • D: Whales
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What sort of needle would generally be used for mending holes in socks?
• A: Darning needle • B: Knitting needle
• C: Crochet needle • D: Pine needle
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word can precede 'courage' and 'elm disease'?
• A: Danish • B: German
• C: Dutch • D: Spanish
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a blue pattern on china, first seen in the 18th century?
• A: Oak • B: Beech
• C: Willow • D: Pine
The klaxon called time and Karen would return on £500 with all 3 lifelines still available.
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which film had the advertising slogan 'Nice planet - we'll take it!'?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Independence Day • B: Mars Attacks
• C: Armageddon • D: Men In Black
Ask the Audience Results: A: 5% • B: 78% • C: 4% • D: 13%
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What cricket term means 'a ball that pitches directly at the batsman's feet'?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Yorker • B: Shooter
• C: Chinaman • D: Grub
Karen did not know anything about cricket, so she decided to call his friend Mike, who was sure it was Yorker (even saying it before Karen read all of the answers). She decided to go with him and won £2,000.
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which planet is famous for its big red spot?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Saturn • B: Earth
• C: Venus • D: Jupiter
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who originally narrated 'The Wombles'?
• A: Michael Hordern • B: Bernard Cribbins
• C: Eric Thompson • D: Richard Briers
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who entered the UK charts in 1985 with the No.1 hit 'West End Girls'?
• A: Culture Club • B: Pet Shop Boys
• C: 2 Unlimited • D: UB40
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In Ireland, what are Macgillicuddy's Reeks?
• A: Mountains • B: Lakes
• C: Islands • D: A clan
Karen really wanted to go for Lakes (and then Islands) but was not sure, so she decided to walk away, then she decided to play, and finally decided to back away with £16,000. The correct answer was A: Mountains.


Preceded by
John Davidson
UK Contestant (Series 2)
Karen Ozdemir
Succeeded by
Mark Manley