Millionaire quiz victor will spend money on a 'comfortable retirement'

History and politics teacher Donald Fear won a million pounds on the game show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. You Tube  ITV

History and politics teacher Donald Fear won a million pounds on the game show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. You Tube ITV

Jeremy Clarkson fought back tears as he watched Donald Fear win the 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' jackpot.

Clarkson revealed last month that there would be a contestant who went all the way to the end on this series.

'When I applied to the show I didn't know how much he won, ' Mr Fear said.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire airs on ITV. "I was trying to keep it a secret with just me knowing, but you know, so many decisions would have to be taken jointly with my wife so I chose to tell her and I did so as soon as I arrived home", he said. "I'm just going to go for it". "As million pound questions go, I'd say that was one of the easier ones", he says. The first priority ought to be to make sure I have a comfortable retirement. "We were supposed to be driving to Spain but Covid took that so we found a caravan trip to Whitley bay".

Donald was not the first member of the quiz-obsessed Fear family to sit in the Millionaire seat.

One person added: 'He should have rang his brother and said "don't need you but thought I would just say hi" huge congratulations to the new Alexa that is Mr Fear (sic)'. 'I was trying to keep it a secret, but so many decisions have to be taken with my wife, so I chose to tell her as soon as I arrived home'.

Obviously, Donald knew the answer was Blackbeard because he taught Piracy to a class of Year 8 students at school - see, if we'd paid more attention during Year 8 history lessons, we could be millionaires, too.

Fear also admitted that he would have struggled if he had been given pop culture questions.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "I am a bit of a democratic socialist, so to speak, and just as my brother did with his win, this money will be splurged across the family".

Donald Fear's final question referenced a subject he had taught a class eight years previously. You Tube  ITV
Donald Fear's final question referenced a subject he had taught a class eight years previously. You Tube ITV

When host This MorningHolly Willoughby suggested a question about The Kardashians might have been a stretch, he replied: "The who?"

He said: "We went away on holiday the next day".

'I said my aim is to get one step further than my brother has.

"That's how old school I am".

Donald's brother, Davyth, also appeared on the show and did very well indeed, winning £500,000 past year.

'He was absolutely made up, said Donald, 'He was so pleased'.

"Reading and games and quizzes have been the staple of my life since I can first remember".

Talking of that final question: "In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?".

He joked: "Luckily, all of that clapping and cheering will soon stop as I start setting homework".

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