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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? winner Donald Fear has found himself inundated with messages from old pals asking for him to give them some of his fortune.
The jackpot winner from Telford, Shropshire, spoke of the downsides to winning a seven-figure sum on national television.
According to The Sun, the teacher has taken to social media to speak of the awkward messages he's received from old acquaintances.
He wrote: "Found a really weird begging letter (20,000 euros) from France in my pigeon-hole this morning (in addition to the 20 or 30 I've received via DMs on here). There are downsides to this win!"
Before adding: "Now I've discovered that there is a 'spam' folder in Messenger.
"It contains 132 messages, including ones from old friends I'd lost touch with years ago.
"We're talking primary school in Prestwich, first year at university, etc, as well as offers to go on BBC Breakfast, Sky News breakfast programme, Radio 5 Live as well as dozens of dodgy messages."
Unfortunately (for the people asking him to part with his cash), Donald knows exactly what he's going to do with the money.
As well as being able to quit his job (only at the end of the school term though), Donald will be buying a motorhome to go travelling to the Outer Hebrides as well as making sure his family are all secure after being hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown.
Donald's success on the show comes off the back of his brother Davyth's £500,000 win last year on the same show. Unfortunately, Davyth was unable to answer the million pound question.
Donald on the other hand, breezed through the questions put to him in a very impressive 20 minutes. No messing around.
:raised_hands::clap: DONALD FEAR... YOU HAVE JUST WON A MILLION POUNDS! :clap::raised_hands: #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire pic.twitter.com/YNiesI1jCm
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (@MillionaireUK) September 11, 2020
Using just one of his lifelines and barely hesitating, Donald - the first jackpot winner in 14 years - made it look easy.
Consequently, there are no doubt people up and down the country who now fancy their chances of smashing all 15 questions and pocketing a million quid.
Good news - ITV is now accepting applicants for the next series, with entries closing on 2 November. To be eligible, you must be 18 or over and have the right to reside in the UK. You can apply here.
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