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A TAUNTON man will give his wife a brand-new £67,000 car for her birthday this year after coming up trumps in online car competition.

Peter Clough, 55, was about to go to work when BOTB presenter Christian Williams ambushed him to tell him he was this week’s Dream Car Competition winner and had won a brand-new Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 worth £67,000.

But it’s Peter's wife Karen who’s the real winner as Peter has promised to give the car to her for her birthday.

“I can’t believe this has happened on Karen’s birthday, how can I not give the car to her?” Peter said.

“I first started playing BOTB more than 10 years ago when I saw a Bentley in Edinburgh Airport and then I recently started playing again during the lockdown.

“But for Christian to show up on Karen’s birthday, it is just brilliant timing.

“We both love the Porches and have been after a second-hand one for a while so this is just a dream come true really.”

But there was another surprise in store for the couple.

Christian led Peter and Karen round to the boot of the car where a briefcase stuffed with £20,000 cash was waiting for them.

“This is just the craziest day of my life,” Peter added.

“But that is definitely my cash if Karen is having the car. Although I’m not sure how much of it I’ll get to spend on myself with three kids and four grandchildren! Thank you so much BOTB.”

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, who surprises winners every week, said he was thrilled to give Peter the good news.

He said: “What a day to surprise Peter and Karen - a huge happy birthday to Karen and a massive congratulations for Paul. The Porsche 718 Boxter is a fantastic car and I think they’re going to really enjoy driving it!”

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