Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers thrilled as Donald Fear, 57, becomes sixth jackpot winner after 14-year gap

WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire? viewers celebrated as clever contestant Donald Fear, 57, tonight became the sixth person to win the show's jackpot.

The father-of-four impressively sped through the quiz to bag the seven-figure prize.

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Donald – a history and politics teacher from Telford, Shropshire – showed no fear as he held his nerve and went all the way without using ANY of his three lifelines.

Celebrating his standout performance, one viewer said: "This bloke on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire is unbelievable."

Another added: "Wow just wow this guy is incredible."

Someone else said:"Fantastic! Well Done that man!"

One other asked: "Has their ever been a more confident contestant on the £1m question?"

His confidence throughout the nervy quiz left host Jeremy Clarkson, 60, gobsmacked, telling viewers: "It's like sitting next to the internet in a pink shirt."

The 57-year-old told Jeremy he'd applied to the show to beat his brother – who won £500,000 in September.

The geography teacher from Caernarfon,  North Wales, took home the cheque when he wasn’t sure of the answer to the million pound question which was: Which of these people was born in the same year as Queen Elizabeth II? The choices were Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews or, the correct answer, which was Marilyn Monroe.

And after biting the bullet to play for a £1million, Donald doubled his brother's winnings in one swoop.

It makes him the first Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Winner? in 14 years.

He has since quit his job at Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar school in Shropshire.

The quizzer plans to hand over most of the cash to relatives who were hard hit by the Covid lockdown.

There have only been five real winners so far on the show as Charles Ingram, who was the third winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 2001, had his claim to the prize thrown out because of cheating allegations.

Although he has always denied the now famous "coughing scandal" the ex-Army Major was found guilty of swindling the show with the help of his wife Diana and a accomplice, Tecwen Whittock.

The first person to bag the million-pound prize was Judith Keppel, in November 2000.

Six years later, on September 23, 2006, Ingram Wilcox became the fifth contestant to hit the jackpot.

He was the last person to scoop £1million by answering all 15 questions correctly – until tonight.

The winner's questions: Could you answer them all correctly?

Question 1 for £100
In the UK, the abbreviation NHS stands for National 'what' Service?

A. Humanity

B. Health

C. Honour

D. Household

Answer: B. Health

Question 2 for £200
Which Disney character famously leaves a glass slipper behind at a royal ball?

A. Pocahontas

B. Sleeping Beauty

C. Cinderella

D. Elsa

Answer: C. Cinderella

Question 3 for £300
What name is given to the revolving belt machinery in an airport that delivers checked luggage from the plane to baggage reclaim?

A. Hangar

B. Terminal

C. Concourse

D. Carousel

Answer D. Carousel

Question 4 for £500
Which of these brands was chiefly associated with the manufacture of household locks?

A. Phillips

B. Flymo

C. Chubb

D. Ronseal

Answer: C. Chubb

Question 5 for £1,000
The hammer and sickle is one of the most recognisable symbols of which political ideology?

A. Republicanism

B. Communism

C. Conservatism

D. Liberalism

Answer: B. Communism

Question 6 for £2,000
Which toys have been marketed with the phrase 'Robots in Disguise'?

A. Bratz Dolls

B. Sylvanian Families

C. Hatchimals

D. Transformers

Answer: D. Transformers

Question 7 for £4,000
What does the word 'loquacious' mean?

A. Angry

B. Chatty

C. Beautiful

D. Shy

Answer: B. Chatty

Question 8 for £8,000
Obstetrics is a branch of medicine particularly concerned with what?

A. Childbirth

B. Broken bones

C. Heart conditions

D. Old age

Answer: A. Childbirth

Question 9 for £16,000
In 'Doctor Who', what was the signature look of the fourth Doctor, as portrayed by Tom Baker?

A. Bow-tie, braces & tweed jacket

B. Wide-brimmed hat & extra long scarf

C. Pinstripe suit & trainers

D. Cape, velvet jacket & frilly shirt

Answer: B. Wide-brimmed hat & extra long scarf

Question 10 for £32,000
Which of these religious observances lasts for the shortest period of time during the calendar year?

A. Ramadan

B. Diwali

C. Lent

D. Hanukkah

Answer: B. Diwali

Question 11 for £64,000
At the closest point, which island group is only|50 miles south-east of the coast of Florida?

A. Bahamas

B. US Virgin Islands

C. Turks and Caicos Islands

D. Bermuda

Answer: A. Bahamas

Question 12 for £125,000
Construction of which of these famous landmarks was completed first?

A. Empire State Building

B. Royal Albert Hall

C. Eiffel Tower

D. 'Big Ben' Clock Tower

Answer: D. 'Big Ben' Clock Tower

Question 13 for £250,000
Which of these cetaceans is classified as a 'toothed whale'?

A. Gray whale

B. Minke whale

C. Sperm whale

D. Humpback whale

Answer: C. Sperm whale

Question 14 for £500,000
Who is the only British politician to have held all four 'Great Offices of State' at some point during their career?

A. David Lloyd George

B. Harold Wilson

C. James Callaghan

D. John Major

Answer: C. James Callaghan

Question 15 for £1million
In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?

A. Calico Jack

B. Blackbeard

C. Bartholomew Roberts

D. Captain Kidd

Answer: B. Blackbeard


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