Matthew Asbury, a factory worker from Nelson, Lancashire, was a contestant on series 1 of the UK version of the show on 10-11 September, 1998. He walked away with £64,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Which of these large flightless birds is native to Australia?
• A: Kiwi • B: Ostrich
• C: Emperor penguins • D: Emu
From the 9 remaining contestants, 4 got it right, but Matthew (with a time of 2.10 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D: Emu, making it into the Hot Seat.

Matthew's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital of Germany?
• A: Berlin • B: Moscow
• C: Edinburgh • D: Athens

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a female pig called?
• A: Jenny • B: Sow
• C: Mare • D: Hind

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
If you met someone whose native tongue was Cantonese, what would be their nationality?
• A: Peruvian • B: Japanese
• C: Chinese • D: Swiss
Chris, after realising Matthew did not know the answer, decided to repeat the question and emphasized Chinese while doing so. Matthew then 'decided' to take a wild guess for Chinese, and got it right for £300.

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which mountains cover parts of Italy, France and Switzerland?
• A: Pyrenees • B: Rockies
• C: Alps • D: Urals

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What group of people were given the nickname Forty-niners in California?
• A: Chinese immigrants • B: Gold prospectors
• C: Mormons • D: Railway workers

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What drink is the result of mixing champagne with orange juice?
• A: Sidewinder • B: Harvey Wallbanger
• C: Buck's Fizz • D: Tom Collins

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the lower part of an interior wall?
'50:50' and 'Phone A Friend' lifelines used
• A: Stucco • B: Quoin
• C: Dado • D: Transom
Matthew did not know, so he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating A and B. Still unsure, he decided to call his friend Paul, who was not sure, but would guess Dado. He decided to go with him and won £4,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Matthew would return on £4,000 with only 1 lifeline still available.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the flavouring 'vanilla' obtained from?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Pod • B: Leaf
• C: Root • D: Flower
Ask the Audience Results: A: 72% • B: 3% • C: 15% • D: 10%

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which organisation has the motto 'Who Dares Wins'?
• A: The RNLI • B: The SAS
• C: The ATC • D: The BBC

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
On which mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments?
• A: Mount Ararat • B: Mount Hebron
• C: Mount Sinai • D: Mount Olive

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the equivalent of twenty champagne bottles?
• A: Jeroboam • B: Rehoboam
• C: Nebuchadnezzar • D: Belshazzar

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
How many miles separates Russia and the U.S.A. at their closest point?
• A: 2.5 miles • B: 11.5 miles
• C: 26.5 miles • D: 137.5 miles
Matthew did not know, so he decided to walk away with £64,000. The correct answer was A: 2.5 miles.


Preceded by
David McNab
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Matthew Asbury
Succeeded by
David Thompson

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