Lesley Cook, a learning support assistant from Craigford, Kent, was a contestant on series 15 of the UK version of the show on 24 April 2004. She walked away with £8,000.

She got into the Hot Seat immediately after Pat Gibson won £1,000,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First
Put these saints in alphabetical order.
• A: Matthew • B: Mark
• C: Luke • D: John

From the 10 starting contestants, 4 got it right, but Lesley (with a time of 4.03 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-B-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Lesley's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the froth on a pint of beer?
• A: Arm • B: Head
• C: Hand • D: Eye

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the usual name for the soft garments worn by babies on their feet?
• A: Bootees • B: Slipperees
• C: Shoees • D: Sockees

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words describes an unscrupulous or dishonest person?
• A: Myster • B: Shyster
• C: Hyster • D: Fyster

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these phrase names 'the absolute truth'?
• A: Bible truth • B: Testament truth
• C: Gospel truth • D: Chapter truth

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of Tina Turner's husband who sang with her on 'River Deep Mountain High'?
• A: Otis • B: Marvin
• C: Ike • D: Isaac

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which item of confectionery is known in the USA as 'cotton candy'?
• A: Toffee apple • B: Candyfloss
• C: Fudge • D: Chewing gum

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the world's largest living marsupial?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Red kangaroo • B: Water opossum
• C: Common wombat • D: Scrub wallaby
Ask the Audience Results: A: 79% • B: 9% • C: 6% • D: 6%

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The Ha'penny Bridge is a feature of which European capital city?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Moscow • B: Budapest
• C: Rome • D: Dublin

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which country will host the 2007 Rugby World Cup?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Italy • B: Samoa
• C: Romania • D: France
Lesley had no clue, so she decided to call her friend Mike, who did not know it, but said he would guess France. Lesley thought guessing was not worth the £7,000 she could lose by answering incorrectly, so she decided to walk away with £8,000. The correct answer was indeed D: France.


Preceded by
Pat Gibson
UK Contestant (Series 15)
Lesley Cook
Succeeded by
Irene Arenillas

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