Page 179/365 : So Close…

And so the day arrived. Following the past mental week of not being in a competition, to getting through and being in a potential tiebreaker, to getting through again and actually winning the thing for a second time, it was time for the Fifty Grand Friday final.

Got up early and Elle and I headed into Real Radio. We got there just before 7. We spent the entire morning with Dixie & Gayle, the breakfast show DJs. The big plan was to have me on the show and have a good laugh whilst trying to thrash out some of the animosity towards us about how I had managed to get into the final.

It was such a great, fun morning and was also interesting to see how everything was put together on the show. We had some good banter, and I answered a few texted questions and we came up with the hashtag #GoYorkshireDave

…and then it got to ten o’clock.

It was time for the final.

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We crossed over to another studio who was hosting the show. All five of us finalists were in our respective studios. There was a random number generate to determine who would go 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. I got picked out first…ouch!

My first question was “Los Angeles is in the USA” and I got it right, saying Fact. Everyone else got theirs right too.

My second question was “Peter Andre is from Ireland”. Fiction, which I got right. Everyone else got their right too.

My Third question was “Kylie Minogue is older than Danni Minogue”. I wasn’t sure, but said Fiction, and I was right. This was easily the hardest question so far.

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And then came my fourth question…”Michael Jackson died in 2009″ and I literally had no idea. I had to guess. And I guessed Fiction…but it was a Fact…

And that was it, I was eliminated. Game over. It was really sad and I wanted to do so much better and get closer to the £50k but it just didn’t happen. It was completely the luck of the draw and I honestly think I had the hardest two questions of the first round, but at the end of the day, it could’ve happened in any order at all.

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Congratulations go out though to Gillian from the North West who did win the £50k

I got a huge Real Radio goodie bag to bring home and the bottle of champagne that would’ve been cracked open if I had won…but never mind.

It was one hell of a cracking experience and everyone at Real Radio was so lovely and took care of us. It was great to spend the morning on the show. I just wish we could do it more often!

Chin up Dave, chin up!

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One Response to Page 179/365 : So Close…

  1. Pingback: Page 252/365 : GTAV, iOS7, 50 Grand Friday, Advent Calendars & Double Rainbows | Dave "FameAsser" Woollin's Blog

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