Phil Pruscino, a marketing manager from London, England was a contestant on series 12 of UK's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 28th September 2002. He won £1,000 after getting his £8,000 question wrong.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these celebrity mothers in the order their first baby was born.
• A: Catherine Zeta-Jones • B: Davina McCall
• C: Elizabeth Hurley • D: Zoe Ball
Of the starting 10 contestants, only 4 got it right, but Phil, with 5.36 seconds is the fastest and makes it to the hot seat. Correct order: A-D-B-C.

Phil's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a casual term for a formal evening suit worn by men?
• A: Tails • B: Talons
• C: Tongues • D: Teeth

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the questioning of a witness in a court of law?
• A: Crossfire • B: Cross-country
• C: Cross-examination • D: Cross-pollination

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the piece of paper given by a seller to a buyer as an acknowledgement of payment?
• A: Counterfoil • B: Receipt
• C: Statement • D: Portfolio

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words does not mean 'Nothing'?
• A: Nada • B: Nil
• C: Nonsuch • D: Nought

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of the year-long TV soap set in, set in Los Barcos, Spain?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Eldorado • B: El C.I.D.
• C: El Salvadoro • D: El Niño
Ask the Audience Results: A: 97% • B: 0% • C: 0% • D: 3%

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In a traditional version of the card game Happy Families, What is the name of the baker?
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Mr. Bun • B: Mr. Scone
• C: Mr. Biscuit • D: Mr. Cake
Phil had absolutely no idea so he called his friend, Jun who thought it was A: Mr. Bun but Phil still wasn't sure at all so he used his 50:50 and it left him with options A and C remaining. He then went with his friend Jun and won £2,000.

After this question, he would be on his own and had no more lifelines left.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these creatures is a decapod?
• A: Limpet • B: Starfish
• C: Lobster • D: Scorpion

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Jessica, Kelli, Kevin, Michelle and Tony all make up which band?
• A: Allstars • B: Liberty X
• C: Hear'Say • D: So Solid Crew
He had narrowed down the choices to C and D. He then went with his gut instinct of C: Hear'Say to only hear these words from Chris Tarrant: "Phil, The right answer is Liberty X" and lose £3,000 pounds.


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