A TEACHER from a Newton and his best friend have become overnight celebrities after winning £100,000 on a Channel 4 quiz show.
Chemistry teacher Seve Gomez-Aspron, and Craig Ward, both 26, scooped the prize on the Channel 4 game show The Million Pound Drop Live, in which competitors start with a million pounds and have to keep as much as they can by answering eight multiple-choice questions.
Contestants can answer the questions, which are specifically designed to encourage guesswork, by placing different amounts of money on different answers, depending on how strongly they feel it might be correct.
Seve, from Newton, and Craig secured their jackpot by correctly identifying that there is a bigger age gap between Liam and Noel Gallagher than Ed and David Miliband in a nail-biting finale.
Seve said: “I saw an advert for it on Facebook, and I had no-one to apply with, so I thought Craig might like to do it.
“It was really enjoyable and Davina McCall was lovely, we had a good laugh during the adverts and she really reassured us.
“It will be nice to give something to my mum and dad, and my sister Olivia is taking driving lessons, so I might buy her a car.”