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Pete Vernon, a former electronic engineer from Farnborough, Hampshire, was a contestant on series 12 of the UK version of the show on 7 September 2002. He walked away with £250,000.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these artists in the order they first had a top twenty hit with 'Unchained Melody'.
• A: Gareth Gates • B: Jimmy Young
• C: Righteous Brothers • D: Robson and Jerome

From the 10 starting contestants, 3 got it right, but Pete (with a time of 5.82 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-D-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Pete's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a close-fitting garment covering the lower half of the body and legs?
• A: Tauts • B: Tights
• C: Rigids • D: Stiffs


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words means to increase in size at a rapid rate?
• A: Snowstorm • B: Snowball
• C: Snowman • D: Snowplough


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of the George Formby song: 'When I'm Cleaning...'?
• A: Carpets • B: Windows
• C: Chimneys • D: Cupboards


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the slang term for a police trap set up to catch criminals?
• A: Sting • B: Croak
• C: Buzz • D: Bark


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the regular host of the TV game show 'Bullseye'?
• A: Tom O'Connor • B: Matthew Kelly
• C: Les Dennis • D: Jim Bowen


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What is a narrow channel linking two large areas of sea?
• A: Peninsula • B: Isthmus
• C: Lagoon • D: Strait


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the nationality of racing driver Niki Lauda, the Grand Prix champion in 1975, 1977 and 1984?
• A: Swedish • B: Italian
• C: Austrian • D: Brazilian


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the surname of the Scottish author whose first two names were James Matthew?
• A: Eliot • B: Forster
• C: Barrie • D: Lewis


£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which comedian played the role of the Toymaker in the 1968 film 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Ken Dodd - 7% • B: Benny Hill - 62%
• C: Dick Emery - 19% • D: Norman Wisdom - 12%


£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is another name for the mountain ash tree?
• A: Birch • B: Rowan
• C: Willow • D: Elm


£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Kublai Khan was emperor of which country?
• A: Egypt • B: Persia
• C: India • D: China


£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Who composed the opera 'Billy Budd'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Edward Elgar • B: Ralph Vaughan Williams
• C: William Walton • D: Benjamin Britten


£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In classical mythology, what was 'Charybdis'?
• A: Cyclops • B: Dog of the Underworld
• C: Whirlpool • D: Winged horse


£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
The Snellen Test measures which of the human senses?
• A: Touch • B: Smell
• C: Sight • D: Hearing
Pete had no idea, and did not think any of his friends would know it. So, even after Chris suggested him to try calling one anyways, he decided to walk away with £250,000. The correct answer was C: Sight.

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Preceded by
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UK Contestant (Series 12)
Pete Vernon
Succeeded by
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