Sophie Wilkison, an RSPCA press officer from Skegness, Lincolnshire won £50,000 on June 27, 2009 after answering her £75,000 question incorrectly.


Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Put these rivers in order from shortest to longest.
• A: Danube • B: Loire
• C: Tyne • D: Yangtze
From the 9 contestants, 6 got it correct. But Sophie got it right in the fastest time; a time of 3.88 seconds. The correct order was C-B-A-D.

Sophie's Run to the Million Edit

£500 (1 of 12) - Not Timed
The xylophone belongs to which section of an orchestra?
• A: Woodwind • B: Percussion
• C: Brass • D: Strings

£1,000 (2 of 12) - Not Timed
Which ocean separates North America from Africa?
• A: Arctic • B: Atlantic
• C: Indian • D: Pacific

£2,000 (3 of 12) - Not Timed
What nationality is Usain Bolt who broke the 100 metres and 200 metres world record at the Beijing Olympics?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Trinidadian • B: Jamaican
• C: St Lucian • D: Barbadian

£5,000 (4 of 12) - Not Timed
'Our Tune' was a feature on which DJ's radio show?
• A: Peter Powell • B: Steve Wright
• C: Dave Lee Travis • D: Simon Bates

£10,000 (5 of 12) - Not Timed
Which ballet term derives from the French meaning 'to throw'?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Entrechat • B: Arabesque
• C: Pirouette • D: Jeté
Sophie didn't know, so she phoned her friend Val, who said D: Jeté. Sophie went with this answer and won £10,000.

£20,000 (6 of 12) - Not Timed
Which landmark is located on London's Ludgate Hill?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Westminster Abbey - 5% • B: Royal Albert Hall - 21%
• C: Nelson's Column - 2% • D: St Paul's Cathedral - 72%

£50,000 (7 of 12) - Not Timed
What are the names of the two children in the film 'Mary Poppins'?
• A: Wendy and Peter • B: Jemima and Jeremy
• C: Hermione and Harry • D: Jane and Michael

£75,000 (8 of 12) - Not Timed
Which president was the son of the US ambassador to Britain?
• A: Harry S.Truman • B: Dwight D. Eisenhower
• C: Richard M. Nixon • D: John F. Kennedy

Sources Edit

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