Mike Hawes, a buyer for a major motor company from Braintree, Essex, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on 14th & 21st April, 2007. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £16,000 question.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Going from north to south, put these peoples in order of the part of the world they traditionally inhabit.
• A: Apaches • B: Lapps
• C: Masai • D: Zulus

From the 9 remaining contestants, only Mike (with a time of 6.26 seconds) correctly answered B-A-C-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mike's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A parachute is normally used when jumping out of what kind of transport?
• A: Train • B: Hovercraft
• C: Car • D: Aeroplane

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city is Westminster Abbey?
• A: Leeds • B: London
• C: Bristol • D: Birmingham

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is an expression for someone who appears to have no friends?
• A: Benny no pals • B: Bobby no chums
• C: Barney no buddies • D: Billy no mates

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the illegal dumping of waste?
• A: Fly-tipping • B: Ant-tipping
• C: Bee-tipping • D: Bug-tipping

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Traditonally, bell-bottomed trousers are most associated with which group of people?
• A: Mountaineers • B: Pilots
• C: Sailors • D: Firemen
The klaxon called time and Mike would return on £1,000 with all 3 lifelines still available.

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Bobby Crush is famous for playing which instrument?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Guitar - 12% • B: Piano - 83%
• C: Violin - 3% • D: Harp - 2%
Mike says the name rings a bell, but he decides to ask the audience for help. 83% are right, and Mike wins £2,000.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The abbreviation 'CGI' stands for 'computer-generated ...' what?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Inscription • B: Imagery
• C: Infinity • D: Improvements
Mike doesn't think it's C or D, so goes 50:50. A is removed, so he goes for B, and wins £4,000.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the first name of the painter and sculptor Landseer?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Albert • B: Edwin
• C: Ian • D: Oswald
Mike thinks it's Edwin, but decides to use his last lifeline and phone his friend Richard, who works as an accountant, however Mike thought he worked for the local council. In regards to the question, Richard doesn't know at all, so doesn't give a guess. Mike decides to take a £3,000 risk, and says B. It's his Final Answer, and it's right, for £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which was the first venue to host two Winter Olympic Games?
• A: Albertville • B: Oslo
• C: St Moritz • D: Lake Placid
Mike doesn't think it's D, and has never heard of A. He takes a punt at B: Oslo. However, this is the wrong answer. C: St Moritz was the right answer. Mike leaves with £1,000.


Preceded by
Chris Curtis
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Mike Hawes
Succeeded by
James Thurstan