John Gallantry, a self-employed financial advisor from Moreton, Merseyside won £250,000 on May 26th, 2007, becoming the last contestant to win that amount of money, as no-one else for the rest of the series achieved this, and no-one throughout the whole of the 2007 update until the show's cancellation in 2014 and revival in 2018, where contestants won any more than £125,000/150,000.

Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger Question
Working from north to south, put these animals in order of the geographical area they come from.
• A: Gorilla • B: King penguin
• C: Reindeer • D: Yak
C-D-A-B was the right order. Only 2 were right and John was the fastest in 4.89 seconds.

John's Run to the Million

£100 (1 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the traditional warning cry of a lumberjack when a tree is felled?
• A: Lumber! • B: Wood!
• C: Logs! • D: Timber!
£200 (2 to 15) - Not Timed
If you lose your temper, you are said to lose your … what?
• A: Cloth • B: Rag
• C: Duster • D: Fabric
£300 (3 to 15) - Not Timed
Croaking is a sound traditionally associated with which of these animals?
• A: Bison • B: Frog
• C: Jaguar • D: Nightingale
£500 (4 to 15) - Not Timed
What kind of sport would be practised on a range?
• A: Skating • B: Skiing
• C: Swimming • D: Shooting
£1,000 (5 to 15) - Not Timed
Who replaced Michael Howard as leader of the Conservative Party?
• A: Kenneth Clarke • B: David Cameron
• C: Liam Fox • D: David Davis
£2,000 (6 to 15) - Not Timed
Which of these instruments is used to measure the distance travelled by a vehicle?
• A: Odometer • B: Altimeter
• C: Chronometer • D: Seismometer
£4,000 (7 to 15) - Not Timed
Which desert did Michael Palin visit in his 2002 TV series?
• A: Atacama • B: Gobi
• C: Kalahari • D: Sahara
£8,000 (8 to 15) - Not Timed
Gossamer is made up of which substance?
• A: Lambs' wool • B: Cats' whiskers
• C: Spiders' webs • D: Cuckoo spit
£16,000 (9 to 15) - Not Timed
Most of the collection of the British Library in London was formerly housed where?
'50:50' and 'Ask The Audience' lifelines used
• A: British Museum • B: National Gallery
• C: Fitzwilliam Museum • D: Buckingham Palace
Ask the Audience Results: A: 73% • B: - • C: 27% • D: -
£32,000 (10 to 15) - Not Timed
Who left her home at Near Sawrey in the Lake District to the National Trust when she died in 1943?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Beatrix Potter • B: Enid Blyton
• C: E. Nesbit • D: Mary Norton
John thought it was A: Beatrix Potter, but he wasn't sure, so he phoned a sister of a friend of his, Sheila, who knew it was A: Beatrix Potter. John went with this answer and won £32,000. After that, the klaxon called time and John had to return with no lifelines left.
£64,000 (11 to 15) - Not Timed
What is the real first name of pop star Ms Dynamite?
• A: Kloé • B: Niomi
• C: Aneeta • D: Hellen
John was very indecisive about this, and was lured to D: Hellen, but changed his mind to B: Niomi. After Chris whittled down the wrong answers, John won £64,000.
£125,000 (12 to 15) - Not Timed
In which country was Gladys Aylward a missionary?
• A: Thailand • B: China
• C: Cambodia • D: Japan
£250,000 (13 to 15) - Not Timed
Who played Baron Frankenstein in the 1957 Hammer horror film 'The Curse of Frankenstein'?
• A: Lon Chaney Jnr • B: Vincent Price
• C: Peter Cushing • D: Boris Karloff
Again, John was indecisive about this, since he had not watched the film, and unsure, decided to go for C: Peter Cushing. After he said he was not at all sure about his final answer, Chris announced he had just won £250,000 (for the last time ever in the show).
£500,000 (14 to 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of Barbara Cartland's first novel, published in 1923?
• A: Ludo • B: Jigsaw
• C: Solitaire • D: Conundrum
John didn't know, so he walked away with £250,000. He said he would have guessed C: Solitaire had he played the question. The correct answer was B: Jigsaw.


  • John had appeared in Millionaire before as a Fastest Finger First contestant on 7th February 2004. But he didn't make it to the Hot Seat until his appearance and successful £250,000 win.


John Gallantry in 2004