She may be £121,000 richer after being crowned Big Brother winner – but Doncaster’s Chloe Wilburn is not about to blow it all on endless trips to her beloved Benidorm.
The bubbly brunette has revealed to The Star that she has put her winnings in her mum’s bank account for safe keeping.
The 25-year-old said that since leaving the infamous reality TV house, she has spent only £250 of her prize money – on a shopping trip to Topshop.
But the administrator, who is partial to a portion of chips and curry sauce, says she did toy with the idea of opening her own chippy.
Chloe, who returned to her 9 to 5 job working for Bentley-based construction company Cementation Skanska last week, said: “I wanted to get used to living off my wage again for now and not make any rash decisions.
“I think it would be easy to keep chipping away at the money, spending it on nights out and shopping trips and, before I knew it, it would be gone so I’m saving it until I’ve had a proper sit down and think about what I want to do.
“I think I’m going to invest in some properties to rent out in Doncaster.
“It did cross my mind to get a chippy. I love the chippy so much –chips and curry sauce are my favourite –but then I thought I don’t think I’m clever enough to run a business.”
As well as being a property mogul, Chloe is also keen to spread her good fortune by helping out her family.
She said: “I’m going to help my mum with her mortgage and it would be nice to help my brothers get on the property ladder when they’re ready. We’re all still in shock. If I’m sensible with this money it pretty much means I’m set for life. Who would have thought this could happen to me?”
But Chloe, who claimed her dream would be to move to Benidorm when she went into the house, is managing to squeeze a trip to the party hot spot for the gay pride event next month and is also planning a trip with her friends later in the year.
Speaking about the support from Doncaster residents she said: “People keep coming up to me and asking for selfies and chatting like they’ve known me for years.
“Matt my boyfriend keeps saying, ‘Where do you know them from?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t!’
“It’s so amazing that people have been so supportive and when people say I’ve done Doncaster proud it gives me a lump in my throat and I could cry.
“I want to say thank you so, so much for everyone’s support.”