Michelle McGeachy, a student from Larne, County Antrim, was a contestant on series 3 of the UK version of the show on 5-6 March, 1999. She walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering her £2,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest in the dictionary, put these four words in alphabetical order.
• A: Maroon • B: Martyr
• C: Marsh • D: Marvel

From the 8 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Michelle (with a time of 6.11 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Michelle's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which song title was also a hit movie starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts?
• A: Pretty Woman • B: The Ugly Duckling
• C: Michelle • D: Firestarter

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What are international cricket matches generally called?
• A: Innings • B: Tests
• C: Ashes • D: Opens

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
George Eastman founded the Kodak company to make what product?
• A: Cameras • B: Video recorders
• C: Washing machines • D: Hairdryers

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Of which country is Helsinki the capital?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Greece • B: Denmark
• C: Sweden • D: Finland
The klaxon called time and Michelle would return on £500 with 2 lifelines still available.

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is an 'Aberdeen Angus'?
• A: A train • B: A male Aberdonian
• C: A cattle breed • D: A head butt
For some reason, the £100-£1000 question music did not play.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the slowest swimming stroke?
• A: Butterfly • B: Breaststroke
• C: Front crawl • D: Backstroke
Michelle thought she knew the answer so went with A: Butterfly, however this was incorrect so stayed on £1k as the right answer was B: Breaststroke.


Preceded by
Dave Snaith
UK Contestant (Series 3)
Michelle McGeachy
Succeeded by
Paul McLoughlin