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Mike Pomfrey was a contract bridge teacher from Derbyshire who had his daughter Lizzie in the audience and a very special toy moose in his shirt pocket for good luck. He became the 5th person in the UK to win £500,000.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the names of the 'Snow White' pantomime dwarfs in alphabetical order.
• A: Happy • B: Doc
• C: Grumpy • D: Bashful
Of the remaining 9 contestants, six got that one right but Mike was the fastest with a time of 5.2 seconds. Correct order: D-B-C-A

Mike's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these was a boy band of the 1990s?
• A: Take Stock • B: Take That
• C: Take Heart • D: Take a Seat


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of the film: 'Chitty Chitty...'?
• A: Bang Bang • B: Ping Pong
• C: Toot Toot • D: Ding Dong


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these phrases describe ready-made clothing?
• A: Off-the-mark • B: Off-the-boil
• C: Off-the-peg • D: Off-the-scale


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a famous book by Frances Hodgson Burnett?
• A: The Secret Garden • B: The Clandestine Patio
• C: The Hidden Greenhouse • D: The Private Conservatory


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word specifically refers to a small plot of land, rented to a person to cultivate?
• A: Allowance • B: Allocation
• C: Apportion • D: Allotment


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word means a stream or river that feeds into a larger one?
• A: Tributary • B: Tribulation
• C: Tribune • D: Triblet


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In a 1997 WBA Championship boxing match, Mike Tyson bit which part of Evander Holyfield?
• A: Ear • B: Nose
• C: Eyebrow • D: Nipple


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous voyage of scientific discovery?
• A: HMS Beagle • B: HMS Badger
• C: HMS Buffalo • D: HMS Bulldog


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the father of presenter Zoe Ball?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Michael Ball • B: Johnny Ball
• C: Alan Ball • D: Bobby Ball
Ask the Audience Results: A: 8% • B: 80% • C: 5% • D: 7%


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actor founded the Sundance Institute, famous for its film festival?
• A: Harrison Ford • B: Charles Bronson
• C: Robert Redford • D: Clint Eastwood


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the knife with a curved blade used by the Gurkhas?
• A: Kukri • B: Cutlass
• C: Machete • D: Kirpan


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In 'The Merchant Of Venice', Portia talks about 'the quality of...' what?
• A: Kindness • B: Charity
• C: Mercy • D: Clemency


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which symbol appears on the national flag of India?
'50:50' and 'Phone-a-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Bird • B: Wheel
• C: Star • D: Mountain
His instinct was the wheel, but to make sure Mike used his 50-50, and was left with B and C. He then called his ex-wife Georgie, who was pretty sure was a wheel. He went with his ex-wife and won £250,000.


£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
The capybara is the largest member of which animal order?
• A: Rodents • B: Marsupials
• C: Carnivores • D: Primates


£1 Million (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Tomas Masaryk was the first president of which country?
• A: Czechoslovakia • B: Poland
• C: Hungary • D: Yugoslavia
He thought it was Poland, but he decided that it's too much money to risk at this point and walked away with half a million pounds. The correct answer was A: Czechoslovakia.

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