Sonia Davis, from North Devon, England, was a contestant on series 4 of the UK version of the show on 8 September, 1999. She walked away with £16,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the earliest, put these four 'Coronation Street' characters in order according to the date of their first appearance.
• A: Mavis Riley • B: Toyah Battersby
• C: Ena Sharples • D: Hilda Ogden

From the 10 starting contestants, 4 got it right, but Sonia (with a time of 5.90 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Sonia's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the secret I.D. code that author Ian Fleming gave to James Bond?
• A: 007 • B: 0171
• C: UB40 • D: M25

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
David Beckham currently plays for which of these football teams?
• A: Accrington Stanley • B: Manchester United
• C: Hamilton Academicals • D: Queen of the South

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these historical figures gave his name to a famous boot?
• A: Nelson • B: Wellington
• C: Napoleon • D: Hannibal

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which garment was commonly worn in ancient Rome?
• A: Kimono • B: Dhoti
• C: Toga • D: Kaftan

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Where were the famous Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
• A: Thebes • B: Babylon
• C: Rhodes • D: Alexandria

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac their only UK number one hit single?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Albatross • B: Seagull
• C: Eagle • D: Condor
Ask the Audience Results: A: 78% • B: 3% • C: 15% • D: 4%
Sonia didn't know, so she 'had to' Ask the Audience leaving with the majority (78%) giving the answer A. She went with the audience saying that's her feeling before she used her lifeline. The audience of course gave her the right answer and Sonia won £2,000.

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which successful film musical featured child stars Mark Lester and Jack Wild?
• A: Mary Poppins • B: The Sound Of Music
• C: My Fair Lady • D: Oliver!

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Black, Brown and Kodiak are varieties of which animal?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Wolf • B: Bear
• C: Horse • D: Badger
Sonia said it's B: Bear, but she wasn't sure. She then decided to call her gardener, Peter, who immediately said Bear not giving Sonia a chance to read the possibilities. She went with Peter and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who sailed solo round the world in Gypsy Moth IV?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Alec Rose • B: Edward Heath
• C: Chay Blyth • D: Francis Chichester

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The spice saffron is obtained from which flower?
• A: Crocus • B: Tulip
• C: Daffodil • D: Hyacinth
Sonia asked Chris does he know the answer, in which he replied "I haven't got in it". She was thinking hyacinth, but as she faced uncertainty on this question, she ultimately decided to walk away with £16,000. Her guess would've been wrong either way as the right answer was A: Crocus.


Preceded by
Allen Langer
UK Contestant (Series 4)
Sonia Davis
Succeeded by
Jayne Bentley