Who Wants To Be A Millionaire jackpot winner Donald Fear's brother won £500k on the show last year

WHO Wants To Be A Millionaire? winner Donald Fear has revealed his brother also took home a life-changing sum on the show last year.

Donald trumped his geography teacher brother Davyth, who won £500,000 on the ITV quiz show.

He described older brother Davyth, 59, of Caernarfon, North Wales, as an inspiration and a “role model in terms of learning”.

Davyth generously handed 40 per cent of his winnings to his family.

Donald said: “Now it’s me, I’m not going to miss out on this chance to make my family secure.”

Donald, of Telford, Shropshire, has now quit his job but insists he won’t be living the high life.

He said: “Someone did ask me, ‘Are you going to buy an Aston Martin?’ I said, ‘I could get into the thing but I couldn’t get out. Not with my build’.

“But I’m not tempted at all. I’ve got a 14 reg Nissan Juke, I love it. It’s the best car I’ve ever had.”

Donald, who is married to nurse Debs, 57, admitted: “Obviously the temptation is to get on the next plane to the States or Australia or something, but not under Covid.

“So we are likely to be in this country and I rather like the thought of a motorhome, going west and to the Highlands of Scotland and going on the Caledonian plain to the Outer Hebrides. Sounds like heaven to me.

"I’d pencilled in retirement for two years time anyway, and that was one of the things. It would have to have been a ­second-hand motorhome then.

“Now we’d like a brand new one — there was no way we could ­afford it before that.”

Host Jeremy, 60, was staggered by the speed and certainty with which Donald answered. But it was all such a blur that Donald can’t remember what banter the pair shared after the win.

He intends to give 70 per cent of his winnings to his family. Many of them suffered when lockdown came into force in March and the economy went off a cliff.

Donald said: “There are some in my family who are struggling financially. Well, not now they’re not. Money isn’t everything, by any means, but you can put people in the cocoon against life’s mis­fortunes. And this is my chance.

“My daughter’s partner lost his job and she has gone down to part-time hours. It’s pretty clear that once ­furlough payments end, she will probably be out of a job as well.

“Many of the family are struggling under very high mortgage payments, my sister for instance is, she just turned 60 and she still has a mortgage which has got about eight years to run on it.”



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