Who Wants to be a Millionaire? winner Donald Fear was swamped with begging letters from “old” friends.

Among his 132 spam DMs, the millionaire winner has had former friends appear in his inbox out of nowhere – from primary school to first year of university.

But the Shropshire-based teacher, 57, already knows how he plans to spend his cash.

He wants to splash his cash on a humble caravan so he can go travelling around the Outer Hebrides with his wife of 33 years Deb.

Aside from the begging notes, Donald has also had offers to appear on TV shows from BBC Breakfast to Sky News.


He told The Sun : “Now I’ve discovered that there is a ‘spam’ folder in Messenger.

“It contains 132 messages, including ones from old friends I’d lost touch with years ago.

“We’re talking primary school in Prestwich, first year at university, etc, as well as offers to go on BBC Breakfast, Sky News breakfast programme, Radio 5 Live as well as dozens of dodgy messages.”


Despite the mega win, Donald plans to stay at his teaching post until December.

However, the money allowed the teacher to retire two years earlier than he had initially planned.

Donald made waves as the sixth winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? which was the first win in 14 years.


His success followed his brother Davyth who won £500,000 on the show the year before after he was unable to answer the million pound question.

In September, Donald admitted he planned to keep his million pound win a secret.

But of course the teacher revealed had to share his secret with his wife because they make “joint decisions”.

Donald told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning: “I didn’t phone anyone from the studio, I tried to keep it a secret apart from myself.”

He then added: “But I had to tell my wife like so many joint decisions [had to be made].”