VIDEO: Holiday win for Hemel's Saturday Night Takeaway contestant
A former John F Kennedy School student won the holiday of a lifetime after her sister nominated her to appear on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.
Hannah Fox, 20, of Leverstock Green, appeared on the popular ITV1 gameshow via Skype on Saturday night (March 19) after her older sister Emily, 22, signed her up as a surprise.
Hannah was one of six contestants who had the chance to play Read My Lips with Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who had to guess what the players were saying while listening to music on headphones.
Hannah, who attended the secondary school in Hollybush Lane, said: “I had a list of words that were related to the Winter Olympics, because Hugh was there promoting his new film, Eddie the Eagle.
“My words were ‘ice hockey’, ‘snowboarding’ and ‘flag’, which he got correct. I had Eddie the Eagle but he didn’t get that one!”
ASOS worker Hannah was the first to have Hugh guess three of her words, meaning she scooped the big prize – £500 cash and a two-week cruise around the Mediterranean.
Sister Emily and two friends will join Hannah on the cruise to Italy, France and Spain, which sets sail from Southampton on Easter Sunday.
The ASOS worker says mum Lynn, dad Chris, sister Emily and their family friends were overjoyed when presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly declared her the winner.
She said: “They are so happy for me, I couldn’t believe it. I’m over the moon – I never win anything!”
After finding out she would be on the show, Hannah set about making sure others could read her lips.
She said: “I practiced on my family and my work colleagues, getting them to lip read what I was saying.”
And that practice sure did pay off!