Beginning as DJ’s assistant to Steve Allen, who would later become a presenter on LBC, he was soon in demand running his own gigs.
Allen later recalled, with fond gratitude, “If it hadn’t been for him, I don’t think I’d be doing radio.” A decade later Winton moved to London and DJ’d on the nightclub circuit, leading to a slot presenting on local radio.
As the name suggests, the jackpot is now a much more modest £100,000, although it's still one of the biggest prizes available in daytime.
The good news is the format will otherwise remain exactly the same - and Davina will be back as its presenter.
His break into televison came in 1986 with was the popular ITV game show whose aim was to “shop smarter and faster than the next person” and search for £2,000 in cash, stashed somewhere in the store.
After topping up their clocks by responding to quiz questions, contestants would dash around the supermarket, filling their trollies with goods.
I can’t wait to see you all every weekday afternoon.
We are very excited to be bringing the show to a brand new audience and overjoyed that the brilliant Davina will be returning as host.
At the top of every game, a pair of contestants start with £100,000.
Just seven questions stand between them and the money.
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