Ingram Wilcox, a professional quiz player from Bath, Somerset born in 1944, was a contestant on series 20 of the UK version of the show on 16 & 23 September, 2006. He is the fifth and, as of 2019, the last British contestant to win £1,000,000.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these months in the order they appear in the rhyme 'Thirty Days Hath September'.
• A: April • B: June
• C: November • D: September

From the 10 starting contestants, 2 got it right, but Ingram (with a time of 2.16 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ingram's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the red light at the rear of a motor vehicle?
• A: Brake light • B: Candlelight
• C: Floodlight • D: Tea light

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
People jokingly called 'twinkletoes' are often very good at doing what?
• A: Dancing • B: Gardening
• C: Cooking • D: Hairdressing

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food?
• A: Platitude • B: Plateau
• C: Platter • D: Platypus

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Fawn is a shade of which colour?
• A: Brown • B: Green
• C: Blue • D: Pink

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Kaye Adams is a regular presenter on which lunchtime talk show?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Laughing Women • B: Loose Women
• C: Lazy Women • D: Little Women
Ask the Audience Results: A: 1% • B: 96% • C: 1% • D: 2%

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The Kodiak bear is native to which continent?
• A: Europe • B: Africa
• C: North America • D: Australia

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a Formula One Venue in which country?
• A: Canada • B: Brazil
• C: France • D: Belgium

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Jake Shears is a member of which band?
'Phone-a-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Coldplay • B: Scissor Sisters
• C: New Order • D: Keane
Ingram did not know it, so he decided to call his friend Alan, who discarded New Order and Coldplay, and was 75% sure it was Scissor Sisters. He decided to go with him and won £8,000.

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the novel 'The Water Babies'?
• A: Charles Kingsley • B: Rudyard Kipling
• C: Charles Dickens • D: E. Nesbitt

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which emperor did Peter Ustinov portray in the 1951 film 'Quo Vadias'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Claudius • B: Nero
• C: Hadrian • D: Augustus

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a famous painting by Thomas Gainsborough?
• A: Mr and Mrs Brown • B: Mr and Mrs Andrews
• C: Mr and Mrs Jackson • D: Mr and Mrs Bennett

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In which city were the majority of the kings of France crowned?
• A: Dijon • B: Reims
• C: Limoges • D: Toulouse

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
To whom did Beethoven originally dedicate his 'Eroica' symphony?
• A: George Washington • B: Napoleon Bonaparte
• C: Horatio Nelson • D: Lord Byron

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is the deepest lake in the world?
• A: Lake Baikal • B: Lake Superior
• C: Caspian Sea • D: Lake Victoria
The klaxon called time and Ingram would return on £500,000 with no lifelines available.

£1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Which boxer was famous for striking the gong in the introduction to J. Arthur Rank films?
• A: Bombardier Billy Wells • B: Freddie Mills
• C: Terry Spinks • D: Don Cockell
Mulling the question over, Ingram took a quote from former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, favoring either a "known known" (meaning he was sure he knew the answer) or a "known unknown" (meaning he was sure he had no idea). Neither was the case as this question was revealed, but Ingram eventually conclusively deduced that the answer was A: Bombardier Billy Wells. Following a commercial break, Chris announced that Ingram had won a million pounds.

Ingram Wilcox: Millionaire



  • Ingram Wilcox is the last contestant to answer correctly both the second-to-last and the last questions in the original run of the UK version of the show.
    • John Gallantry is the only contestant that played after Ingram Wilcox that got to see a £500,000 question, on 26 May, 2007.
    • John Robinson became the first contestant since Ingram Wilcox to see a £1,000,000 question on 4 March 2019.
  • Wilcox appeared as a Fastest Finger Contestant during a 2004 show, but failed to make it into the Hot Seat. He appeared again on 11 June 2005, but he still failed to make it into the Hot Seat.
  • Prior to becoming a millionaire on this show, Ingram Wilcox appeared on many other quiz/game shows such as 'Fifteen to One' and 'Mastermind' where he made it to the Grand Final in 1980.
  • With the klaxon calling time after his £500,000 win, Ingram became the second and final contestant in the UK version of the show to come back the following episode just to see the million pound question. Steve Devlin had achieved this prior, on 20 January 2001.


Preceded by
James Lucy
UK Contestant (Series 20)
Ingram Wilcox
Succeeded by
Peter Spicer
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