Carpenter wins 1.5m on Red or Black

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2012
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

Hosts Ant and Dec

A carpenter has won a staggering £1.5 million on revamped gameshow 'Red or Black' - the biggest prize money in British television history

A carpenter has won a staggering £1.5 million on revamped gameshow 'Red or Black'.

The man, known only as Graham, scooped the incredible prize money - the biggest win in British television history - on the ITV1 show after an epic 6-and-a-half hour recording session.

After his win, Graham - who is in his 30s - burst into tears and left hosts Ant and Dec stunned at his amazing victory.

The prize money had rolled over after players on the two previous editions failed to land the £500,000 jackpot and Graham won it all after seeing off seven rivals in games linked to 50/50 "red or black" decisions.

They included guessing how many times a belly dancer turned round during a Ronan Keating performance, and a cricket challenge with Kevin Pietersen and Mark Ramprakash.

However, fans of 'Red or Black' - which is produced by Simon Cowell - will have to wait until August to see the historic episode.

When the show was launched last year, it was live but bosses have decided to pre-record this series after the programme's first £1 million winner Nathan Hageman was revealed to be a woman beater.

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