A high-flying city trader who calls himself "Alex Ace Of Spades" ran up an astonishing £203,948 bill at a swanky Liverpool bar - splashing out £125,000 alone on one bottle of champagne.
The multi-millionaire financier Alex Hope, 23, was thought to be celebrating a big business deal at luxury nightclub Playground.
Stunned revellers looked on as the wealthy trader forked out £125,000 for a huge 30-litre Armand de Brignac Midas bottle. Also listed on the staggering bill was a smaller bottle of Midas at £24,000, 40 standard bottles at £500 and two bottles of Spades Brut at £4,500.
On exiting the club at 2am on Sunday he left an £18,540 tip.
Other party-goers at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel club that night included Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen and Manchester City footballer Joe Hart.
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A spokesperson for Mr Hope told Yahoo! News: "He's just a really generous guy from South East London who likes to treat others - he doesn't overindulge on himself.
"He puts lots of money into charities and has just launched an entrepreneurs' club this week.
"He's a bit shocked at the reaction to this to be honest."
This morning Mr Hope's Twitter account @alexaceofspades and his website had been taken down, although the cached version of the site describes how Mr Hope is a "self-taught trader who specialises in the Foreign Exchange Market".
It adds: "Despite his tender years, Alex is a name to watch."