TELEVISION GAME show fan Andy Sanders is delighted after taking part in The Chase on ITV.
The 29-year-old college lecturer and illustrator was part of a team of four which won £60,000 which he hopes will change his life. The programme will be shown on Wednesday at 5pm.
He has already used his £15,000 share to allow him to move to a new house, to buy computer equipment to progress his plans to be a professional illustrator and to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend Becky.
Mr Sanders, of Beverley, East Yorkshire, said it was a successful day out.
“The money was a big bonus,” he said.
“I have moved to a bigger house and bought an engagement ring and took my girlfriend to Paris, which are important, but it also allowed me to buy an Apple Mac for my illustrations.”
Mr Sanders has already had a number of illustrations published but he has plans to produce a picture book called Puppy Red Nose.
“It’s a very long drawn out process to get anything published but I have meetings with agents and publishers and things are progressing,” he said.
He joined with three strangers on The Chase to form a team against an opponent, known as The Chaser, who plays for the bank. The programme, hosted by Bradley Walsh, is broadcast each week day at 5pm.
It was not his first on television.
In 2007 Mr Sanders took part in a Dragon’s Den-type show for inventors called The Big Idea in which he tried to convince backers to support his idea for a fail-safe alarm clock for students.
“I volunteered for the show late one night on line and completely forgot about it,” he said.