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Tecwen Whittock, a college lecturer from Cardiff, was a contestant on series 10 of the UK version of the show on 18 September, 2001. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £8,000 question. He was later found guilty of helping Charles Ingram in his road to £1 million. Charles' wife Diana Ingram was also found guilty.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the lowest, put these sporting numbers in order, as featured in a standard game.
• A: Golf course holes • B: Cricket pitch stumps
• C: Red balls in snooker • D: Netball team players

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Tecwen (with a time of 7.08 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tecwen's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words means 'nonsense'?
• A: Pilchardsclout • B: Codswallop
• C: Troutsthump • D: Halibutsclobber

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a nautical term?
• A: Harsh • B: Severe
• C: Stern • D: Strict

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
With which annual event is Notting Hill in London most associated?
• A: Carnival • B: Flower show
• C: Circus • D: Dog show

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality is the singer Charles Aznavour?
• A: French • B: German
• C: Spanish • D: Greek

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sports is played with a round ball?
• A: American football • B: Rugby union
• C: Association football • D: Australian Rules football

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a Star Wars character?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Babba the Shedd - 3% • B: Fabba the Kabbin - 2%
• C: Jabba the Hutt - 90% • D: Gabba the Shak - 5%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which children's story does an American boy discover he is the heir of an English earl?
• A: The Secret Garden • B: Little Lord Fauntleroy
• C: The Hobbit • D: The Wind in the Willows

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In Greek cookery, what are 'keftedes'?
'Phone-a-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Meatballs • B: Braised aubergines
• C: Pureed chickpeas • D: Sweet pastries
Tecwen did not know it, so he phoned his friend Carol, who said D: Sweet pastries, but she wasn't sure. Tecwen then used his '50:50' lifeline, which left A: Meatballs and D: Sweet pastries. Tecwen went for D: Sweet pastries, but this was incorrect and he lost £3,000. The correct answer was A: Meatballs.



Preceded by
Charles Ingram
UK Contestant (Series 10)
Tecwen Whittock
Succeeded by
John Norton

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