Donald Fear is the latest winner of the million-pound prize on ...

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE has seen the first winner of the £1million prize in more than 10 years. Who is Donald Fear?

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 21:35, Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is a well-known British game show on ITV which sees contestants answer a series of quiz questions for a chance to win a £1million prize. The series is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson and only on very rare occasions does anyone walk away with the top prize. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the 2020 winner Donald Fear.

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Who is Donald Fear?

Donald is a politics and history teacher who is in his late 50s, and he is originally from Weston-super-Mare.

His profession is what ultimately helped him answer the winning question, which was a history-related question about pirates.

The winning question which scored him the cash was: "In 1718, which pirate died in battle off the coast of what is now North Carolina?:

The answer was Blackbeard, and, unlike most other contestants who reach this stage of the contest, Donald said he knew the answer instantly.

Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media he said: "Out of the 15 questions I knew at least 13 of them before the answers had even appeared, including the million.

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Donald Fear wonWho Wants To Be A Millionaire: The 2020 winner Donald Fear (Image: ITV)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The final questionWho Wants To Be A Millionaire: Donald answering the winning question (Image: ITV)

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"A quiz is fairly easy if you know the answers and I did know the answers. I immediately knew the answer.

"The first thing I spotted was the date in the question. A microsecond later I saw the date and said it's going to be Blackbeard, that was the only thing it could be. I'm a date man. For me it was a simple question."

His brother Davyth Fear also featured on the game show back in 2019 and he walked away with £500,000.

Davyth, whom Donald described as being his hero and best friend, encouraged Donald to take part. Donald said: "My brother told me to do a professional job and focus, concentrate and that's what I did, I was in the zone.

"I was desperately trying not to make a complete idiot out of myself of national television."

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