Cheryl Turner appeared on the show's first Christmas special on December 25, 1998 (Christmas Day), but won the least amount of money ever won on the UK show, £500. She walked away on the fifth question after using up all her lifelines. Sheridan Booth also won £500 in 1999, but lost his winnings as he had a criminal record.

As a result, Cheryl remains the only British contestant to walk away on question 5 and win £500. She is also the first contestant ever to use all her lifelines before question 5.

Only two contestants worldwide have fared worse - not including contestants who left empty handed - Michelle Glover on the US version (May 19-20, 2005) blew all her lifelines on the second and third questions and walked on question 4, therefore winning only $300 and on the Hong Kong version (February 26, 2018) Common Wong blew all his lifelines on the first and third questions and walked on question 3 therefore winning only HK$2,000.

£300, £500 and £1,000 questions

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Shakespeare play was written to be performed as part of Christmas Festives?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: As You Like It • B: Twelfth Night
• C: Measure For Measure • D: Othello
Ask the Audience Results: A: ?% • B: 93% • C: ?% • D: ?%
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Complete the title of this 1994 film staring Tim Allen; 'The Santa….'
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Experiment • B: Clause
• C: Situation • D: Outfit
Cheryl used her 50:50 which left her with B and C, then she phoned her friend Zoe who knew that B was the answer immediately.
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality was Handel, composer of the Christmas oratorio "Messiah"?
• A: British • B: French
• C: German • D: Austrian
Cheryl did not know the answer nor have any lifelines, so she decided to walk away with £500. The correct answer was C: German.
Preceded by
Donna Clark
UK Contestant (Series 1)
Cheryl Turner
Succeeded by
Jason Vaughan
(Series 2)