Michael Steer, a secondary school maths teacher from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on June 9th, 2007. He walked away with £8,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these words in the order they appear in the title of a T.S. Eliot poetry collection.
• A: Cats • B: Old
• C: Possum's • D: Practical

From the 10 starting contestants, 6 got it right, but Michael (with a time of 2.92 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Michael's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A very attractive person is sometimes described as ... what?
• A: Drop goal wonderful • B: Drop scone magnificent
• C: Drop kick beautiful • D: Drop dead gorgeous

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the headquarters of an organisation or operation?
• A: Courage core • B: Nerve centre
• C: Boldness hub • D: Bravery point

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
An apparent misfortune that eventually has good results is said to be a 'blessing in ...' what?
• A: Camouflage • B: Disguise
• C: Cover • D: Darkness

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of beer?
• A: Bland • B: Calm
• C: Meek • D: Mild

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What did 'Little Britain' star David Walliams succeed in doing for Sport Relief in July 2006?
• A: Climbing Everest • B: Swimming the (English) Channel
• C: Running a marathon • D: Cycling across America

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is the National Indoor Arena situated?
• A: Birmingham • B: Leeds
• C: Newcastle • D: Sheffield

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
If you had 'iritis', which part of the body would be affected?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Eye - 70% • B: Foot - 14%
• C: Foot - 7% • D: Knee - 9%
Michael thinks the answer is A, but doesn't want to risk it. Time to see the Audience's opinion. 70% agree with Michael, and A is indeed correct.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
00 33 is the International Direct Dialling Code from the UK for which country?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Australia • B: France
• C: United States • D: South Africa
Michael doesn't know any of the codes for these countries, so he has to Phone-A-Friend. He rings Mark, a geography teacher. Mark is 65% sure it's France. Michael goes with this, and wins £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the novel 'The Shape of Things to Come'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: John Wyndham • B: Jules Verne
• C: H.G. Wells • D: Aldous Huxley
Michael has heard of this book, but unfortunately cannot remember the author. He decides to go 50:50, leaving C and D. This left the two Michael was split between. After a lot of deliberation, he walks away with £8,000. He would have said D, but the correct answer was C.


Preceded by
Andy Jones
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Michael Steer
Succeeded by
Phil Hitchen