Michael Lillico, a General Environmental Maintenance Operative, or as he calls it, a rubbish collector from Blyth, Northumberland, was a contestant on series 20 of the UK version of the show on 2 December 2006. He walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these British forests in order from north to south.
• A: Balmoral • B: Sherwood
• C: Epping • D: New

From the 10 starting contestants, 7 got it right, but Michael (with a time of 3.14 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-B-C-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Michael's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an outdoor sale of goods?
• A: Car boot sale • B: Car door sale
• C: Car roof sale • D: Car bonnet sale

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the road which enters or leaves a motorway or dual carriageway?
• A: Slip road • B: Slide road
• C: Skate road • D: Skid road

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which kitchen gadgets is used to rub food such as cheese and carrots into small particles?
• A: Shearer • B: Rasper
• C: Scratcher • D: Grater

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an extra in cricket?
• A: No-bat • B: No-stump
• C: No-leg • D: No-ball

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who topped the charts in 2005 with the song 'Don't Cha'?
• A: Puppydog Teddies • B: Bunnyrabbit Furbies
• C: Pussycat Dolls • D: Guinea Pig Barbies

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which phrase appears at the end of Warner Brothers cartoons?
• A: So long folks! • B: That's all folks!
• C: Goodbye folks! • D: Cheerio folks!

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the Canadian part of the Niagra Falls?
• A: Horseshoe Falls • B: Gumshoe Falls
• C: Hotshoe Falls • D: Flatshoe Falls
Chris mentions that as the audience vote on every single question, his screen says that 100% of the audience would vote for A. So if Michael has used his ask the audience, he would have been shown that result.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the TV sitcom 'Dad's Army', what did ARP Warden Hodges often call Captain Mainwaring?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Wellington - 6% • B: Hitler - 21%
• C: Nelson - 8% • D: Napoleon - 65%
Michael can remember watching the show, but not what Hodges called Mainwaring, so he hopes the audience know, he's asking them. 65% point Michael towards the correct answer.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
'Up, up and away' was the slogan used by which airline?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: BOAC • B: TWA
• C: Laker Airways • D: Pan Am
Michael rules out C, and is leanng towards D. He decides to Phone his Friend Lawrence, who's a teacher from Huddersfield. Lawrence doesn't give an answer within the 30 seconds, so Michael goes 50:50. This removes his original inkling of D, as well as C, which he ruled out. He guesses at B, as 'Up, up and away' rhymes with TWA, and wins £16,000.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a small sword or dagger worn by Sikh men as a symbol of religious authority?
• A: Kowloon • B: Kirpan
• C: Kapok • D: Kepi

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which poet is buried in an upright position in Westminster Abbey?
• A: W.H. Auden • B: John Keats
• C: William Blake • D: Ben Jonson
Michael rules out A and D, and decides to guess C. His ex-wife in the audience goes for B. They're both wrong, the answer is D. Michael leaves with £32,000.


Preceded by
Peter Ediss
UK Contestant (Series 20)
Michael Lillico
Succeeded by