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English Teacher Wins £500,000 On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

English Teacher Wins £500,000 On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

An English teacher has been hailed a hero after bagging a £500,000 prize fund on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

John Robinson almost made it to the top, but decided to walk away with half a million pounds after struggling on a question about politics.

The 36-year-old smashed his way through the general knowledge questions, leaving host Jeremy Clarkson baffled in what he called an 'extraordinary' round.

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But, Mr Robinson decided to take his winnings when he reached the second highest prize, rather than gambling his winnings on a question about former prime ministers.

Credit: Instagram/John Robinson
Credit: Instagram/John Robinson

The teacher was dubbed as a 'hero' from his students after it was revealed he celebrated with a very cheap meal of a burger and chips at the Holiday Inn where he and his girlfriend were staying.

One former student tweeted: "When one of your old English teachers at school wins £500,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.. What a hero!!"

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Credit: Instagram/John Robinson
Credit: Instagram/John Robinson

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Another wrote: "Anything more wholesome than watching ur old teacher win £500k on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire??? U deserve the world and more u angel [sic]."

"My old English teacher was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and came away with half a million pounds ???!!!??? Go u Mr Robinson, [sic]" a third added.

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"Gave me the highest grade I ever got in Year 8," a fourth wrote, alongside a smiling emoji.

A parent of one of Mr Robinson's students also wrote: "Well done to Mr Robinson this evening on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' My son was really proud to say you was his English teacher."

John, who has worked at Bishop Challoner Catholic College for five years, told the Daily Mirror he planned to pay off his mortgage with the winnings and is "looking to get married."

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He sounds like a worthy winner by all accounts.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV News, who wants to be a millionaire, TV Entertainment

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]