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Vik Manek, from Harrow, Greater London, was a contestant on the UK version of the show on January 20, 2000. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £8,000 question. He was the first Indian contestant in the UK version of the show.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting with the largest, put these four countries in order by area.
• A: China • B: Thailand
• C: Israel • D: India
From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Vik (with a time of 9.58 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-D-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Vik's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is an alternative name for a stetson, as worn by cowboys?
• A: Two bucket hat • B: Six barrel hat
• C: Ten gallon hat • D: One horse town hat

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for a linesman in rugby?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Touch base • B: Touch judge
• C: Touch wood • D: Touch type

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the poet Tennyson, what is it better to have done and lost than never to have done at all?
• A: Loved • B: Gambled
• C: Owned a cat • D: Played in a Cup Final

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a tree disease spread by beetles?
• A: German birch • B: French oak
• C: Dutch elm • D: Belgian ash

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which tradesman is sometimes known as a 'chippy'?
• A: Electrician • B: Plumber
• C: Builder • D: Carpenter

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Fork, sheet and ball are all types of what?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Hammer - 5% • B: Waterfall - 0%
• C: Glass - 9% • D: Lightning - 86%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the vestment worn by Christian clergy?
• A: Tuffet • B: Tussock
• C: Hassock • D: Cassock

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which element is the chief constituent of bronze?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Tin • B: Copper
• C: Lead • D: Gold
Vik was 80% sure it was A: Tin, but he decides to phone his friend Dan, whose time ran out before giving an answer. Vik decided to take a chance and went with Tin, but this was incorrect and he lost £3,000. The correct answer was B: Copper.

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