Trainer ‘overwhelmed’ since Who Needs To Be A Millionaire win
A trainer who turned the primary particular person to win the Who Needs To Be A Millionaire jackpot in 14 years stated he was “overwhelmed” by the response.
“I did not count on the tsunami of curiosity,” Don Worry, from Telford, stated, including folks had “fallen over themselves” to congratulate him.
Former pupil and pub quiz mate Patrick Campbell instructed the BBC he was “in tears” when Mr Worry claimed his £1m prize.
Mr Worry is the sixth million-pound winner within the present’s 22-year historical past.
He and Mr Campbell, 33, have been doing weekly quizzes on the Pink Lion in Wellington for about seven years.
“Don was my historical past trainer, myself and some college mates arrange a pub quiz and we stored in contact with him on Fb and varied issues.
“We knew what a intelligent man he was so we invited him to hitch,” he stated.
Mr Campbell stated watching his former trainer was “so surreal” – “I may inform from the look of his eye he was assured he knew the reply”.
“That successful second, I used to be in tears. I do know what a stunning man he’s, we’re all so thrilled for him.”
Mr Worry returned to his college – Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar college in Newport – after the present aired on Friday however has since introduced he’ll retire on the finish of time period in December.
The historical past and politics trainer stated college students and employees have been clapping and cheering him as he went in and that “fairly a couple of pupils try to faucet me up for a tenner”.
After a 33-year profession, Mr Worry stated he would “miss college massively” however hopes “a brand new profession as a journey information is on the playing cards”, with Canada first on his wish-list.
“After which actually it is a case of you title the place and I wish to go there.”