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Steve Kidd, a mature student and very keen quizzer from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, who won £250,000 on 20th November 2004. He appeared on Fastest Finger First a few weeks earlier but failed to get into the Hot Seat.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First
Put these Michael Douglas films in the order they were first released.
• A: Basic Instinct • B: Fatal Attraction
• C: Romancing the Stone • D: Traffic
From the 10 contestants, 5 correctly answered C-B-A-D, but, in a time of 3.44 seconds, Steve Kidd was the fastest, making it into the Hot Seat.

Steve's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Hover and Rotary are varieties of what?
• A: Barbecue • B: Lawnmower
• C: Steam Iron • D: Vacuum Cleaner

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a popular children's game?
• A: Patricia Pleads • B: Simon Says
• C: Tim Tells • D: David Demands

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a name given to objects and ornaments of little value?
• A: Bric-a-brac • B: Tick-tack
• C: Flick-flack • D: Pickaback

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Associated with the wild west, which densely branched plant breaks off and rolls about in the weed?
• A: Fallweed • B: Tossweed
• C: Dropweed • D: Tumbleweed

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the various substances which trigger allergic reactions?
• A: Allegros • B: Allergens
• C: Allegations • D: Allegories

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In cockney rhyming slang, what is your 'whistle and flute'?
• A: Root • B: Boot
• C: Suit • D: Loot

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
'Terrier' is a nickname given to someone who belongs to which organisation?
• A: St. John Ambulance • B: Freemasons
• C: Pony Club • D: Territorial Army

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which band who formed in the 1960's, took its name from a song by blues singer Muddy Waters?
• A: Beatles • B: Moody Blues
• C: Procol Harum • D: Rolling Stones

£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which period of British history ran from 1811 to 1820?
• A: Jacobean • B: Stuart
• C: Victorian • D: Regency

£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
The US city of Baton Rouge lies on which river?
• A: Colorado • B: Rio Grande
• C: Mississippi • D: Potomac

£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which former Blue Peter presenter was named Chief Scout by the Scout Association in 2004?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Peter Duncan • B: John Noakes
• C: Mark Curry • D: Simon Groom
Ask the Audience Results: A: 70% • B: 18% • C: 11% • D: 1%

£125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which composer was ordained as a priest in 1703?
• A: Vivaldi • B: Mozart
• C: Beethoven • D: Wagner

£250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which work of fiction is set in the town of Llaregubb?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Under Milk Wood • B: The Old Devils
• C: How Green Was My Valley • D: The Quiet Man
Steve phoned his mate Darren who knew immediately it was Under Milk Wood.

£500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the nationality of the artist Frida Kahlo?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Greek • B: Egyptian
• C: Mexican • D: Irish
Steve didn't have a clue but he used 50:50 just out of interest. He still didn't care so he left with a quarter of a million. The correct answer was C: Mexican.
Total Prize Money: £250,000


Steve in October 2004


On January 15, 2005, Steve was one of the Phone a Friends of contestant Keith Pottage. Keith phoned him at his £64,000 question, with a feast day on July 29th, who is the patron saint of Norway. At 10 seconds, Steve told him he was 100% it was D: Saint Olaf, so Steve went for D: Saint Olaf and got it right.


  • When Steve won £125,000, he danced a jig with Chris Tarrant - then he ran round the studio excitedly - albeit in an unusual style, prompting laughter from Tarrant and the audience.
  • Tarrant admitted Steve was one of his favourite contestants, and on a Twitter post by Millionaire producers Stellify Media asking for the public's favourite contestant, Steve appeared a fair few times in the comments.
  • Steve won £2,080 on The Weakest Link in 2005.


Preceded by
Dave Briggs
UK Contestant (Series 16)
Steve Kidd
Succeeded by
Zoe Bedson