Newport lottery winner to star in show

THOUGHTFUL Justin Edingburgh and Les Scadding in the new facilities at the old 'Amber Bar' area at Newport's former ground Spytty Park  (8827582)

THOUGHTFUL Justin Edingburgh and Les Scadding in the new facilities at the old 'Amber Bar' area at Newport's former ground Spytty Park (8827582)

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A FORMER lorry driver from Newport who scooped £45.5 million in a EuroMillions win with his wife is now starring in a new TV series.

Newport County chairman Les Scadding, who won EuroMillions five years ago, and his wife were Wales’ biggest-ever winners and he will star in TV show The Welsh Millionaires’ Club.

The programme will follow the fortunes of some of the biggest lottery winners in Wales and hits screens on ITV Cymru tonight [Monday, August 4] at 8pm.

The series of four episodes will take viewers into the homes of six winners to reveal just how lottery luck has transformed their lives.

The lottery winners, who have a combined wealth of £60 million, will also take part in a restoration charity project on a stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Cwmbran.

Also featured in the series will be Meredith Davies, from Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Lyn Sexton and Ian Pearce, from Merthyr, Barry and Yvonne Bradley from Llanelli, Chris and Geraldine Bradley, from Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire and Paul and Denise Hardware, originally from Cardiff.

Recently, former lorry driver and mechanic Mr Scadding was among a handful of Welsh winners to give up their time to join a restoration project on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Llantarnam.

He took part in the Waterworks project-led by Torfaen Council and the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust. The project has received £845,500 of Heritage Lottery Fund support.

Among the tasks they carried out were cutting back vegetation, repainting stonework, building lock gates and cleaning and painting a canal work boat.

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9:31am Mon 4 Aug 14

davidcp says...

Thank heavens, another reality show! Just what we needed........

I'm just off to watch Ground Home Garden Kitchen Chef Rules my Boot Camp Rooms......
Thank heavens, another reality show! Just what we needed........ I'm just off to watch Ground Home Garden Kitchen Chef Rules my Boot Camp Rooms...... davidcp
  • Score: 11

9:43am Mon 4 Aug 14

spanner100 says...

Agree. The "Box" is full of such rubbish. Cheap to make thats why there are so many.
Agree. The "Box" is full of such rubbish. Cheap to make thats why there are so many. spanner100
  • Score: 5

3:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Newport2014 says...

Should be interesting, nice to see a man put something into the community.
Should be interesting, nice to see a man put something into the community. Newport2014
  • Score: 6

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