NHS hero couple who won £500k on Ant & Dec show will donate £50k to charity

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A married couple of NHS heroes who won the £500,000 jackpot on Ant and Dec’s new game show will donate 10 per cent of it to good causes.

Midwife Katherine, 28, and her intensive care doctor husband Will, 29, wowed viewers on Saturday night by bagging the jackpot on the Limitless Win.

The couple, who are from Bristol but have not disclosed their surname, told TV’s Ant and Dec that the money meant they could buy their own home.

The couple are from Bristol (ITV)
The couple are from Bristol (ITV)

But speaking on Monday, the kind-hearted pair - who both worked on the NHS frontline during the Covid peak - revealed £50,000 of the cash prize would be donated to good causes.

The couple told ITV’s Lorraine they already donated a chunk of their salaries to charity.

“We’ve always given away 10 percent of our salary to charity, so this isn’t going to be any different,” said Will.

“We’re going to give away at least £50,000 to charities close to our hearts - mental health charities, leukaemia research charities.

“After that we’ll take our family on holiday, buy that campervan we’ve always wanted and buy a house as well.”

Kathryn said the experience of being on the show, which was filmed last year, was “unbelievable”.

“We’ve never been in a studio, with all the lights and Ant and Dec. It was surreal,” she said.

The pair risked losing £100,000 when answering their final question on the nail-biting new show which has a jackpot that can go on indefinitely as long as questions are being answered correctly.

They correctly answered the question 'July 2022 will mark how many years since Jeff Bezos founded Amazon?' with only one lifeline left.

Will said he knew the answer, 28, because his sister was born in the same year, 1994.

Despite their life-changing win, the couple do not plan on leaving their jobs and will continue working in the NHS, they said.

TV’s Lorraine Kelly told them: “Enjoy that money and you’ll enjoy giving some of it away as well - it’s a great thing.”

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