Karl Shuker (born December 9, 1959) is a British zoologist, cryptozoologist and author from the West Midlands, who won £250,000 on November 24, 2001.

His first appearance was on 21st November 2001.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these former soap stars in the order they first entered the UK top ten singles chart.
• A: Michelle Gayle • B: Jason Donovan
• C: Natalie Imbruglia • D: Nick Berry

From the 9 remaining contestants, only Karl (with a time of 8.62 seconds) correctly answered D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Karl's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In which room are schoolchildren most likely to have their lessons?
• A: Bathroom • B: Changing Room
• C: Classroom • D: Living Room

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the title of a hit Broadway musical comedy?
• A: Bruces and Sheilas • B: Blokes and Birds
• C: Guys and Dolls • D: Fellas and Lasses

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
A groom is a person employed to look after which animals?
• A: Horses • B: Ducks
• C: Snakes • D: Fish

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words would describe someone with a very pale face?
• A: Ashen • B: Oaken
• C: Beechen • D: Pinen

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which document would be endorsed with a visa?
• A: Tax return • B: Television licence
• C: Passport • D: Birth certificate

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which comedian did Pamela Stevenson marry in 1989?
• A: Mel Smith • B: Rowan Atkinson
• C: Rory Bremmer • D: Billy Connolly

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The word 'noggin' is an informal term for which part of the human body?
• A: Foot • B: Knee
• C: Stomach • D: Head

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was president of the Soviet Union in the 1980s?
• A: Lenin • B: Khrushchev
• C: Andropov • D: Putin

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What type of creature is a silkworm?
• A: Maggot • B: Centipede
• C: Spider • D: Caterpillar

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which town in New Mexico was allegedly the site of a UFO crash-landing in 1947?
• A: Roswell • B: Boswell
• C: Coswell • D: Doswell

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a book which specifically examines the lives of saints?
• A: Hagiography • B: Topography
• C: Polygraphy • D: Stenography

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these singers appeared on a British postage stamp in June 1999?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Elton John • B: Freddie Mercury
• C: Cliff Richard • D: John Lennon
The klaxon called time and Karl would return on Saturday with Phone A Friend and Ask The Audience still in tact.

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these Channel Islands is the farthest south?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Guernsey - 4% • B: Sark - 26%
• C: Jersey - 68% • D: Alderney - 2%

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was not a regular character in the TV series 'Upstairs Downstairs'?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Ruby • B: Violet
• C: Daisy • D: Hazel
Karl said Ruby and Daisy were regular characters but didn't know between Violet and Hazel so he used his Phone a Friend called Glynn who wasn't sure but said Hazel. Karl decided the best thing to do was leave with a quarter of a million. Before he left Chris revealed that if he went for Hazel, he would have lost £218,000. The correct answer was Violet.

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