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Scott Dawson, a data processor in Royal Mail from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire won £50,000 on 13th May 2008 after answering his £75,000 question incorrectly. He did not use his 'Ask The Audience' lifeline.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting in Mexico and working east, put these items of clothing in order of the country with which they are most associated.
• A: Kilt • B: Kimono
• C: Mao suit • D: Sombrero
From 10 contestants, 3 got it right, but Scott (in 4.51 seconds) was the fastest to answer D-A-C-B, making it to the Hot Seat.

Scott's Run to the Million Edit

£500 (1 of 12) - Not Timed
A hula skirt is traditionally made from which material?
• A: Silk • B: Grass
• C: Wool • D: Paper

£1,000 (2 of 12) - Not Timed
The adjective 'lacteal' refers to which liquid?
• A: Milk • B: Wine
• C: Beer • D: Water

£2,000 (3 of 12) - Not Timed
What nationality is the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo?
• A: Argentinian • B: Portuguese
• C: Chilean • D: Spanish

£5,000 (4 of 12) - Not Timed
Which of these marsupials spends most of its time in trees?
• A: Wombat • B: Koala
• C: Bandicoot • D: Tasmanian devil

£10,000 (5 of 12) - Not Timed
In Charles Dickens's novel 'Oliver Twist', Nancy is the girlfriend of which character?
• A: Mr Bumble • B: Bill Sikes
• C: Artful Dodger • D: Mr Brownlow

£20,000 (6 of 12) - Not Timed
The gardener Ted and his boss Ralph were characters in which TV comedy series?
• A: Black Books • B: The Fast Show
• C: The League of Gentlemen • D: Bo Selecta

£50,000 (7 of 12) - Not Timed
In Greek mythology, which of these gods was brother to Poseidon?
'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Apollo • B: Ares
• C: Hermes • D: Zeus
Scott thought it was B: Ares, but he didn't know, so he phoned his friend Diane, who failed to give an answer in the time provided. Scott then used his 50:50 lifeline, which left A: Apollo and D: Zeus. Scott went for D: Zeus and won £50,000.

£75,000 (8 of 12) - Not Timed
Who composed the song 'I Got Rhythm'?
• A: George Gershwin • B: Richard Rodgers
• C: Irving Berlin • D: Cole Porter

Sources Edit

Preceded by
Rogelio Nevares
UK Contestant (Series 23)
Scott Dawson
Succeeded by
Simon Flood

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