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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Fans burst into tears when Donald Fear wins the grand prize


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Fans shared their reactions after history teacher Donald Fear won the grand prize on Friday night's episode of the show.

60-year-old host Jeremy Clarkson was also unable to hide his excitement for the "genius" candidate when he repelled tears after announcing he'd won £ 1 million.

Shortly after it was revealed that 57-year-old Donald was the first to step into the £ 1 million club in 14 years, viewers took to Twitter to express their joy for him.

Amazing! Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Fans shared their reactions after history teacher Donald Fear won the grand prize on Friday night's episode of the show

One impressed fan wrote, “Oh, what an achievement by Donald Fear. Is there something that man doesn't know? Just rivet #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire

Another wrote: & # 39; Wow! He was a brilliant, well deserved win! & # 39;

A third said: & # 39; @Jeremy Clarkson almost moved to tears. What an achievement by Donald and what a nice guy. Deserved winner. & # 39;

Another said: & # 39; What an incredible man on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire tears are running down my face. Best TV this year. Wow wow wow. & # 39;

Congratulation! Shortly after it was revealed that 57-year-old Donald was the first to step into the 1 million club in 14 years, viewers took to Twitter to express their joy for him

Congratulation! Shortly after it was revealed that 57-year-old Donald was the first to step into the 1 million club in 14 years, viewers took to Twitter to express their joy for him

Well done: One impressed fan wrote, “Oh, what an achievement by Donald Fear. Is there something that man doesn't know? Just rivet #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire

Well done: One impressed fan wrote, “Oh, what an achievement by Donald Fear. Is there something that man doesn't know? Just rivet #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire

Another wrote: & # 39; Wow! He was a brilliant, well deserved win! & # 39;

Another wrote: & # 39; Wow! He was a brilliant, well deserved win! & # 39;

Some other viewers also cited the fact that Jeremy was overwhelmed after Donald became the show's first winner during his tenure.

One social media said he was the "best contestant of all time" and raved, "The boy who just won millions on #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire is hands down the best contestant ever on the show."

"Jeremy Clarkson in tears and all sorts."

Another fan commented on Jeremy's reaction, saying, & # 39; Jeremy's reaction !!! Omg he's just excited about the guy. Love it! Tears !! & # 39;

Destroyed it! Donald's win came a year after his brother Davyth, 60, took home the second largest prize - £ 500,000 - around this time on the show last year

Destroyed it! Donald's win came a year after his brother Davyth, 60, took home the second largest prize – £ 500,000 – around this time on the show last year

Another fan commented on Jeremy's reaction, saying, & # 39; Jeremy's reaction !!! Omg he's just excited about the guy. Love it! Tears !! & # 39;

Another fan commented on Jeremy's reaction, saying, & # 39; Jeremy's reaction !!! Omg he's just excited about the guy. Love it! Tears !! & # 39;

Another person said, "I am in awe of his husband."

While another said, & # 39; In awe of this guy who is going to win a million! I knew all the answers up to the whale mind you. Off to apply for WWTBAM. & # 39;

Other blinded viewers said, 'This guy is like the oracle! He sails through. & # 39;

And: "He makes it look easy!"

Another said, "How does this man slide who wants to be a millionaire?"

Another person said, "I am in awe of his husband."

Another person said, "I am in awe of his husband."

Donald's win came a year after his brother Davyth, 60, took home the second largest prize – £ 500,000 – around this time on the show last year.

The candidate even admitted he could answer the £ 1 million question, "Which pirate died in the battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina in 1718?" – before he really saw it.

At this point on the show – the final question – on September 1 last year, his brother, a retired geography teacher, stumbled and decided to walk away with his half a million.

He said he was "happy" in the house he shares with Deb, his 33-year-old wife. The couple are parents to Kat, 31, Ali, 30, Izzy, 26 and 22-year-old Chris

He said he was "happy" in the house he shares with Deb, his 33-year-old wife. The couple are parents to Kat, 31, Ali, 30, Izzy, 26 and 22-year-old Chris

Donald's brother Davyth (pictured above) moved away from a "simple" question of £ 1 million on a previous millionaire appearance

Donald Fear was first seen in public when he returned home from work, where he works as a geography teacher. Donald's brother won 500,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire last year and 12 months later Donald is the first person to win the million in 14 years. Hours before the show there is air! His mother and father posed with him and his youngest daughter as they settled down to watch the episode on Friday night

Donald Fear was first seen in public when he returned home from work, where he works as a geography teacher. Donald's brother won 500,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire last year and 12 months later Donald is the first person to win the million in 14 years. Hours before the show there is air! His mother and father posed with him and his youngest daughter as they settled down to watch the episode on Friday night

But as a history buff, Donald from Shropshire immediately knew the answer to his question.

"The first thing I discovered was that there was a date there … and a microsecond later I saw it was 1718," he said. Then the synapses went: "That must be black beard." That was the only thing it could be. I am a date man. & # 39;

The day after his victory on the taped show, Donald filed his resignation as head of history at the Haberdashers Adams High School in Shropshire, which the former Labor leader attended.

He will see the school year and then retire two years earlier than planned.

Party time! Donald, who is currently the history director at Haberdashers Adams High School in Shropshire, resigned the day after his victory but will see the school year

Party time! Donald, who is currently the history director at Haberdashers Adams High School in Shropshire, resigned the day after his victory but will see the school year

Amazing: He described himself as "happy" and said he hadn't known a question about "This Morning" that appeared in the previous episode

Amazing: He described himself as "happy" and said he hadn't known a question about "This Morning" that appeared in the previous episode

He intends to give 70 percent of his profits to family members and charities and get just enough for a "comfortable retirement".

The father of four and grandfather only hesitated about two questions and used his 50/50 lifeline on one of them.

"I was so lucky," he said. "Of the 15 questions, I probably knew 13 right before the options appeared." He added, "A quiz is very easy when you know the answers and I know the answers."

He said he was "happy" in the house he shares with Deb, his 33-year-old wife. The couple are parents to Kat, 31, Ali, 30, Izzy, 26 and 22-year-old Chris.

The last £ 1 million winner on the show was retired civil servant Ingram Wilcox in 2006.

Well done sir! Donald, who has been a teacher for more than three decades, said he was inundated with support from his students who heard he was on the show but didn't reveal his huge win

Well done sir! Donald, who has been a teacher for more than three decades, said he was inundated with support from his students who heard he was on the show but didn't reveal his huge win

When Donald spoke to host Jeremy Clarkson after hitting the £ 1,000 milestone, he talked about his brother Davyth's time on the program.

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

“I said my goal is to get one step further than my brother. When I found out where he was going, I thought, ah, maybe not. & # 39;

Speaking of when they would be playing from home, he added, "He has three years to myself. I'd say Dave would win 90 percent of the time."

During his 20 minutes on the program – presumably a new record – Jeremy said it was like sitting next to the internet in a pink shirt.

The candidate, who still had three lifelines, said when winning: "That was absolutely unbelievable, how easy it was!"

The candidate, who still had three lifelines, said when winning: "That was absolutely unbelievable, how easy it was!"

Just before answering his last question, he said, “I taught piracy in a special unit for a year.

I remember Blackbeard dying off the coast of North Carolina in 1718. Blackbeard, final answer. & # 39;

Mr Clarkson then announced, "Donald fear you have just won a million pounds!"

The candidate, who still had three lifelines, replied: "That was absolutely incredible, how easy it was!"

When asked how he knew the answer, Donald said, "Well, I taught it!"

Jeremy said, "You hit your brother – how does that feel?"

But he replied sweetly, "He'll be very happy for me, that's the kind of person he is."

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