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Keith Rumney, from Cumbria, England, was a contestant on the show on November 6-7, 1999. He walked away with £8,000.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the most, put these things in order, according to their number in the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.
• A: French hens • B: Gold rings
• C: Turtle doves • D: Calling birds

From the 8 contestants, only Keith (with a time of 7.84 seconds) correctly answered B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Keith's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Who fought the Cavaliers in the English Civil War?
• A: Roundheads • B: Squareheads
• C: Flatheads • D: Thickheads

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which pop group was led by Boy George in the 1980s?
• A: Duran Duran • B: Spandau Ballet
• C: Culture Club • D: Haircut 100

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which part of a chicken is the 'drumstick'?
• A: Neck • B: Wing
• C: Breast • D: Leg

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these birthstones is green?
• A: Emerald • B: Pearl
• C: Amethyst • D: Ruby

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the nickname of West Ham United football club?
• A: The Drillers • B: The Wrenchers
• C: The Hammers • D: The Spanners

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these cities is on the Mississippi River?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Boston - 6% • B: Chicago - 5%
• C: San Francisco - 6% • D: New Orleans - 83%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Father Christmas is commonly identified with which saint?
• A: Christopher • B: Nicholas
• C: David • D: Thomas
The klaxon called time and Keith would return on £4,000 with 2 lifelines still available.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the official residence of the President of France?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Louvre • B: Elysee Palace
• C: Versailles • D: Sorbonne
Keith didn't know, so he phoned his friend, who turned to be Dave Ferguson (Dave played inmediately before Keith and won £64,000). Dave said B: Elysee Palace (and reassured him multiple times), and Keith went with him and got it right.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which artist is famous for his 'Blue Period'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Dali • B: Monet
• C: Picasso • D: Matisse
Keith used his 50:50, which left Dali and Picasso. He thought it was C: Picasso, but he wasn't sure enough, so he decided to walk away with £8,000. The correct answer was indeed C: Picasso.

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