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Michelle Hawes, a student from Bristol won £32,000 on October 5th, 2000 after getting her £64,000 question incorrect.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the earliest, put these singers in the order they had their first British number one single.
• A: Kylie Minogue • B: Tammy Wynette
• C: Madonna • D: Dusty Springfield

Out of 9 contestants, Michelle got it right in the fastest time; a time of 5.28 seconds. The correct order was D-B-C-A.

Michelle's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Traditionally, who would dance a hornpipe?
• A: Sailors • B: Dentists
• C: Accountants • D: Computer programmers

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to someone who arranges relationships and marriages between suitable people?
• A: Matchmaker • B: Bookmaker
• C: Musicmaker • D: Troublemaker

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is usually given to the snack lunch consisting of bread, cheese and pickle?
• A: Fireman's lunch • B: Taxman's lunch
• C: Ploughman's lunch • D: Best man's lunch

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is the title of a novel by Laurie Lee?
• A: Cider With Rosie • B: Tea With Mary
• C: Gin With Judy • D: Ale With Daisy

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart form which pop duo?
• A: Eurythmics • B: Roxette
• C: 2 Unlimited • D: Everything But The Girl

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which sport is associated with the Harlem Globetrotters?
• A: Baseball • B: Basketball
• C: Bobsleigh • D: Bowls

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality is supermodel Elle Macpherson?
• A: British • B: American
• C: Canadian • D: Australian

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which television drama series was set on a North Sea ferry?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Triangle - 60% • B: Tripod - 4%
• C: Triad - 7% • D: Trident - 29%

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which ingredient gives mead its sweet taste?
• A: Sugar cane • B: Honey
• C: Maple syrup • D: Apple juice

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which traditional measure is based on the area of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Cubit • B: Chain
• C: Rod • D: Acre

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
How many countries on the mainland of South America have a mutual border with Brazil?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Six • B: Eight
• C: Ten • D: Twelve
Michelle didn't know, so she phoned her friend Kate, who said B: Eight as a guess. Michelle played the question with this answer, but stayed on £32,000.

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