Phil Smith, a Retired IT consultant from Cambridgeshire, was a contestant on series 21 of the UK version of the show on April 14th, 2007. He walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Working from north to south, put these foods in order of the country with which they are associated.
• A: Biltong • B: Goulash
• C: Paella • D: Smorgasbord

From the 10 starting contestants, 4 got it right, but Phil (with a time of 4.78 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Phil's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is normally used for warming a bed?
• A: Hot water flagon • B: Hot water carafe
• C: Hot water bottle • D: Hot water flask

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
The word 'boyo' is particularly associated with which of these places?
• A: Australia • B: Wales
• C: Scotland • D: South Africa

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these phrases describes a close association with someone?
• A: Head in hat • B: Hand in glove
• C: Foot in sock • D: Arm in sleeve

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is no obtained from a pig?
• A: Trotters • B: Ham
• C: Spare ribs • D: Veal

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who would be most likely to stay in a 'safe house'?
• A: Banker • B: Musician
• C: Teacher • D: Spy

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The TV hotel 'Fawlty Towers' was located in which county?
• A: Devon • B: Kent
• C: Suffolk • D: Lincolnshire

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Mackenzie Murray, born in 2005, is the daughter of which author?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Kathy Lette • B: Zadie Smith
• C: J.K. Rowling • D: Esther Freud
Phil isn't sure, so rings his wife Julia. Unfortunately, Julia doesn't know, but just gets her answer of J.K. Rowling before the time runs out. Phil decides to go 50:50.

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these tennis players is Belgian?
• A: Justine Henin-Hardenne • B: Maria Sharapova
• C: Serena Williams • D: Martina Hingis

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Crazy Horse is the name of which musician's regular backing band?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Brian Wilson - 5% • B: Lou Reed - 23%
• C: Neil Young - 54% • D: Tom Petty - 18%
Music isn't Phil's strongest subject, so he asks the audience. Phil decides to go with the audience and say C. They're right, he wins £16,000.

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these films is based on a novel by C.S. Forester?
• A: The Italian Job • B: The Odessa File
• C: The African Queen • D: The Maltese Falcon
Phil says he can rule out B, but only B. He thinks it's C, but doesn't want to risk £15,000, he walks away with sixteen thousand. C was the right answer.


Preceded by
Michael Lillico
UK Contestant (Series 21)
Phil Smith
Succeeded by
Conor Symington