Robert Kempe Brydges, a 47-year-old former broker at GNI, has discovered that the UK gameshow 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' - which has been exported all over the world - is far more profitable than banking ever was. He has become only the fourth contestant to win the 1m jackpot on the show, dwarfing the 300,000 he used to take home in his City days.
In true tradition, he gambled 500,000 on the final question, having cunningly saved one of his lifelines to help him win the 1m.
The TV programme's makers can now expect to be bombarded by brokers and bankers who have been made redundant or are missing their bonus.