Watch the moment Wakefield DJ gets a £10K early Christmas surprise
Christmas has come early for a Wakefield DJ who has scooped a monster TV worth more than £10,000 in online competition, Best of the Best (BOTB).
Dale Castell, 38, was on a muddy mountain bike ride when BOTB presenter Christian Williams video called to tell him the good news that he was this week’s winner and had bagged himself a brand-new 85-inch Sony Master Series 8k TV.
Dad-of-one, Dale, said: “Wow, what a beauty, this is a fantastic early Christmas present - thank you so much BOTB!”
Dale, who paid just 50p for his ticket to enter the Luxury Lifestyle Competition, said he’ll be tuning into the football for sure.
“I’m a devoted Liverpool fan and I’m sure they’ll look even better on that big screen - I just hope it fits in the living room!”
The TV is more than two metres in size and four times the resolution of 4K.
All Dale had to do to enter the competition was answer a competition question, he was then randomly selected from all the correct entries.
“I’ve only been playing BOTB a few weeks so this is crazy to me - I can’t believe it.
“It’s been a tough year for everyone so this has come at such a great time, an early Christmas present and something to keep us busy during all of these restrictions!”
Dale used to DJ in clubs and pubs across Yorkshire but has taken his craft online because of the pandemic.
“Thankfully I’m still managing to work by doing shows from home using homerave.tv.” he added.
Since being founded in 1999 by William Hindmarch, BOTB has given away more than £34m worth of prizes, including supercars, cash and holidays.
The company, listed on the stock market, hands over the keys to two stunning cars each week as well as a ‘lifestyle’ prize. Recent winners have bagged a quad bike, a holiday to the Arctic and £15,000 in cash.
BOTB’s Christian Williams, who surprises the winners every week, said: “Dale has played for a brilliant prize. I just hope it fits in his living room because I’m not sure it would fit in mine! Massive congratulations again, Dale.”