Channel 4's The Bridge names first-ever winners in twist-filled finale

Chris Edwards
·2-min read
Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Channel 4's The Bridge has revealed the winners of its first-ever series.

Narrated by James McAvoy, the series saw 12 strangers tasked with building a bridge over 250 metres of water in 20 days for a chance to win £100,000.

And, despite a number of setbacks on the final day, the group were able to achieve their goal. But following a series of twists, it was only Julie and Sly who ended up taking home the money.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Following on from last week's episode, tonight's finale (November 2) saw the group receive a nasty shock as they discovered that former teammate Luke had destroyed a section of the bridge in exchange for £10,000 from the prize fund.

Finding it hard to believe that Luke would do such a thing, his best friend Zac decided to quit the show, leaving just 10 contestants.

Disaster then struck again as a 200ft section of the bridge came untethered, forcing the group to pull together and fix it with just minutes remaining.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

With time running out, they had just one more section of the bridge to build in order to reach the island. But, as if by the power of editing, they managed to finish it with just a minute left.

Once the remaining 10 members crossed the bridge and opened the case containing the money, they were then told that only one person could win the prize fund, and it would be decided by an anonymous vote.

In the end, it was Julie who deservedly won the vote, but she soon discovered that the case contained only £80k.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

In addition to the £10k Luke took from the prize fund, it was revealed that Maura had also taken £10k for herself at an earlier point in the game.

One final twist came when Julie was told that she could either keep all the cash to herself or split it 50/50 with one member of the group.

Quite amazingly, she decided to split the money with Sly, and he couldn't "f**king believe it".

The Bridge aired on Channel 4.

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