Former teacher becomes first Who Wants To Be A Millionaire winner in 14 years 2 weeks ago

Former teacher becomes first Who Wants To Be A Millionaire winner in 14 years

What a performance.

A former history and politics teacher has been crowned as the first winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 14 years.

The lucky winner, Donald Fear, who some fans have labelled the 'best ever' contestant on the show, won the million pounds without ever needing to get out of second gear.

In fact, he used just one lifeline throughout - his 50/50 - and he already knew the answer, he was just making doubly sure.

Quizzing ability clearly runs in the family as host Jeremy Clarkson revealed early in the show that Donald's brother was a contestant on the show a few years back and managed to win €500,000.

Clarkson, incredulous at the performance of the man who hails from Telford, said it was like sitting across from "Google in a pink shirt."

In an interview last month, Clarkson revealed that there would be a contestant who won the top prize.

"I can't wait for the viewers to see it and I want to watch it back too. I was just in awe of this contestant and think they are probably the best the show has ever had in its 22-year history. It was a joy to sit and watch it unfold," Clarkson said.

Donald said he planned to give away around 70% of his winnings to the rest of his family and said he planned to spend the rest on a "comfortable retirement".