Stephen Fitzsimons, from Bakewell, Derbyshire, was a contestant on series 13 of the UK version of the show on 26 April 2003. He walked away with £250,000.


Fastest Finger FirstEdit

Fastest Finger First
Starting with the fewest, put these Formula One drivers in order of how many world championships they have won.
• A: Nigel Mansell • B: Jackie Stewart
• C: Mika Hakkinen • D: Michael Schumacher

From the 9 remaining contestants, 2 got it right, but Stephen (with a time of 4.69 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-B-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

Stephen's Run to the MillionEdit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of someone who invests in a business but takes no part in its management?
• A: Dozing friend • B: Snoozing buddy
• C: Kipping compadre • D: Sleeping partner

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which English landmark goes with John o'Groats in a phrase meaning from one end of Great Britain to the other?
• A: Land's End • B: Hopes Nose
• C: Anvil Point • D: Duriston Head

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
An insole is used as a lining for what?
• A: Briefcase • B: Shopping bag
• C: Cutlery drawer • D: Shoe

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
'Flashlight' is an American name for what?
• A: Torch • B: Light bulb
• C: Candle • D: Table lamp

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word can mean both a part of the body and a contemptible person?
• A: Head • B: Heel
• C: Heart • D: Hip

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis were both presents of which TV progrrame?
• A: Blue Peter • B: Songs of Praise
• C: Come Dancing • D: Panorama

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Languedoc is an area of which European country?
• A: France • B: Germany
• C: Portugal • D: Austria

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In 2002, singer Lance Bass of the band *NSYNC trained to be a what?
• A: Lion tamer • B: Astronaut
• C: Lawyer • D: Ballet dancer

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Noël Coward song shares its name with an Elizabeth Hurley film?
'Ask the Audience' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: A Room With a View • B: Someday I'll Find You
• C: Mad Dogs and Englishmen • D: London Pride
Ask the Audience Results: A: 20% • B: 10% • C: 55% • D: 15%

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which creature from classical mythology could turn people to stone with just a glance?
• A: Gorgon • B: Hydra
• C: Cyclops • D: Unicorn

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these bridges is a bascule bridge?
• A: Golden Gate Bridge • B: Brooklyn Bridge
• C: Tower Bridge • D: Forth Road Bridge

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which British athlete famously collapsed while leading the 1954 Commonwealth Games marathon?
• A: Charlie Spedding • B: Brendan Foster
• C: Derek Redmond • D: Jim Peters

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the first name of the fashion designer Dolce, one half of the design partnership Dolce & Gabbana?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Davinci • B: Domenico
• C: Donatello • D: Dartagnan
Stephen decided to "invoke the help" of his friend Helen, who was 85% sure it was Domenico. Even after revealing that she often used to say she was absolutely sure of something when in reality she was wrong about it, he decided to go with her and won £250,000.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What is Paddy Ashdown's real first name?
• A: Jack • B: James
• C: Jeremy • D: Julian
Stephen thought it was either Jeremy or Julian, but as he could not pick one, he decided to walk away with £250,000, stating that given the chance, he would have guessed Julian. The correct answer was C: Jeremy.


Preceded by
Peter MacGibbon
UK Contestant (Series 13)
Stephen Fitzsimons
Succeeded by
Harry Searle

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