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Mark Labbett, a supply teacher from Newport, was a contestant on series 19 of the UK version of the show on 8 & 29 April, 2006. He had made an unsuccessful attempt at getting in 5 months before on 5 November 2005. When he did eventually get in he walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.
He is best known for his role as a "Chaser" on the ITV game show The Chase in the UK and, as of 2013, the American version of the show as well.
Fastest Finger FirstEdit
|Fastest Finger First|
|Put these sporting events in the order they usually take place throughout the year.|
|• A: FA Cup Final||• B: Horse of the Year Show|
|• C: London Marathon||• D: Henley Royal Regatte|
From the 8 remaining contestants, only Mark (with a time of 4.84 seconds) correctly answered C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.
Mark's Run to the MillionEdit
|£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Which of these is a type of biscuit?|
|• A: Congestive||• B: Digestive|
|• C: Ingestive||• D: Suggestive|
|£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Which of these did highwaymen traditionally wear?|
|• A: Beret||• B: Earmuffs|
|• C: Mask||• D: Goggles|
|£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed|
|What word is used to describe the rapid, continuous talk of a comedian or a salesman?|
|• A: Batter||• B: Clatter|
|• C: Matter||• D: Patter|
|£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Which celebrity couple first met on the TV show 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'?|
|• A: Jamie & Jools Oliver||• B: Tess Daly & Vernon Kay|
|• C: Jordan & Peter Andre||• D: Madonna & Guy Ritchie|
|£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Which of these creatures is not a quadruped?|
|• A: Cat||• B: Crocodile|
|• C: Chameleon||• D: Crane|
|£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed|
| Which word describes a piece of knitting with a series of raised rows? |
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
|• A: Ribbed||• B: Spined|
|• C: Skulled||• D: Hipped|
|Ask the Audience Results: A: 94% • B: 3% • C: 2% • D: 1%|
|£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Estoril is a resort in which country?|
|• A: Turkey||• B: Italy|
|• C: France||• D: Portugal|
|£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed|
| Which fruit is the principal ingredient of a traditional 'tartle tatin'? |
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
|• A: Peach||• B: Pineapple|
|• C: Apple||• D: Mango|
|Mark did not know, so she decided to call his friend and caterist Mo, who immediately answered Apple. He decided to go with her and won £8,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Mark would return on £8,000 with only 1 lifeline still available.|
|£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed|
|Who played Long John Silver in the film 'Muppet Treasure Island'?|
|• A: Tim Curry||• B: Tim Brooke-Taylor|
|• C: Tim Rice||• D: Tim McInnerny|
|£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed|
|What was the occupation of the American president Thomas Jefferson?|
|• A: Bishop||• B: Carpenter|
|• C: Veterinary surgeon||• D: Lawyer|
|£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed|
| The best-selling novel 'Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow' is set chiefly in which country? |
'50:50' lifeline used
|• A: Canada||• B: Denmark|
|• C: Switzerland||• D: Nepal|
|Mark did not know, so he used his 50:50 lifeline. He took a free shot at A: Canada but the correct answer was B: Denmark|
- Mark has appeared on a variety of television quiz shows, including Mastermind, 15 to 1, University Challenge, and Grand Slam (UK). He was part of a winning team on Only Connect and he finished second on Brain of Britain and on The National Lottery People's Quiz..
- Mark represented Wales at the European Quizzing Championships from 2005 to 2007.
- He was ranked 134th in the World Quizzing Championships 2014.
- His various nicknames include "The Beast", "Beastie Boy", and "The Man Mountain of Maths".
- Mark Labbett's Run to the Million (Part 1)
- Mark Labbett's Run to the Million (Part 2)
- Mark Labbett's Run to the Million (Part 3)