Tecwen Whittock, a college lecturer from Cardiff, was a contestant on series 10 of the UK version of the show on 15 September, 2001. He walked away with £1,000 after incorrectly answering his £8,000 question. He was later found guilty of helping Charles Ingram in his road to £1,000,000 by using coded coughs to direct Charles to most of the correct answers. Charles' wife Diana Ingram was also found guilty. Before his Millionaire appearance he had also been on Sale of The Century, Fifteen To One, The People Versus and Brain of Britain (radio). Notably, Whittock helped guide Ingram to the £1,000,000 prize, but once Whittock himself got into the hot seat, he had no one else to help guide him to the £1,000,000 prize, and he wound up leaving with only £1,000 after flunking out on the £8,000 question.

In filming there was a ten-minute gap between Ingram and Whittock's runs, during which host Chris Tarrant told Whittock "drink your water and use your lifelines".

Tecwen Whittock first appeared on Fastest Finger First on 19 April, 2001, but didn't make to the hot seat.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First Question
Starting with the lowest, put these sporting numbers in order, as featured in a standard game.
• A: Golf course holes • B: Cricket pitch stumps
• C: Red balls in snooker • D: Netball team players

From the 10 contestants, 5 got it right, but Tecwen (with a time of 7.08 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-C-A, making it into the Hot Seat.

Tecwen's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words means 'nonsense'?
• A: Pilchardsclout • B: Codswallop
• C: Troutsthump • D: Halibutsclobber

£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a nautical term?
• A: Harsh • B: Severe
• C: Stern • D: Strict

£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
With which annual event is Notting Hill in London most associated?
• A: Carnival • B: Flower show
• C: Circus • D: Dog show

£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What nationality is the singer Charles Aznavour?
• A: French • B: German
• C: Spanish • D: Greek

£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these sports is played with a round ball?
• A: American football • B: Rugby union
• C: Association football • D: Australian Rules football

£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a Star Wars character?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Babba the Shedd • B: Fabba the Kabbin
• C: Jabba the Hutt • D: Gabba the Shak
Ask the Audience Results: A: 3% • B: 2% • C: 90% • D: 5%

£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In which children's story does an American boy discover he is the heir of an English earl?
• A: The Secret Garden • B: Little Lord Fauntleroy
• C: The Hobbit • D: The Wind in the Willows

£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In Greek cookery, what are 'keftedes'?
'Phone-a-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Meatballs • B: Braised aubergines
• C: Pureed chickpeas • D: Sweet pastries
Tecwen did not know the answer and says cookery is one of his weak subjects, so he phoned his friend Carol, who said D: Sweet pastries, but she was only guessing and wasn't really sure. Tecwen then used his '50:50' lifeline, which left A: Meatballs and D: Sweet pastries. Tecwen decided to play and went for D: Sweet pastries, but this was incorrect and he lost £3,000. The correct answer was A: Meatballs.

Total Prize Money: £1,000



Preceded by
Charles Ingram
UK Contestant (Series 10)
Tecwen Whittock
Succeeded by
John Norton
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