Checkout girl Jo is the strongest link
A SUPERMARKET checkout operator was more than a match for quiz show presenter Anne Robinson last nightwhen she scooped more than £2,500.Jo Goldsmith, 49, rung up a prize of £2,570 on The Weakest Link and now she and her husband David, a self-employed cabinet maker, have the enjoyable task of working out what to do with her winnings.
A SUPERMARKET checkout operator was more than a match for quiz show presenter Anne Robinson last nightwhen she scooped more than £2,500.
Jo Goldsmith, 49, rung up a prize of £2,570 on The Weakest Link and now she and her husband David, a self-employed cabinet maker, have the enjoyable task of working out what to do with her winnings.
They have their eye on a trip to the Norwegian Fjords or they could put the money towards Mr Goldsmith's business.
Mrs Goldsmith said: “Some of the questions were a bit insulting and too easy at the start but then when there were just two people left they got a bit stiffer.
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“I am delighted to have won the show and now I would really love to be on
Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
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“I just soak up things I read in the newspapers but sometimes I know I know the answers but I can not bring them to mind. I tend to shout the answers at the television screen during the millionaire show.”
Mrs Robinson is renowned for her sarcastic turn of phrase on the show but Mrs Goldsmith admitted she and her fellow contestants appeared to have got off lightly and did not have to suffer much ridicule.
Although she appeared on the show dressed in an inoffensive blue shirt, Mrs Robinson did target her early on in the programme.
Viewers heard the winking celebrity ask Mrs Goldsmith what she would do if she was taking time packing her shopping and holding up the flow of her checkout.
When she put to her that she would become cross or say “get a move on missus” Mrs Goldsmith, of Lark Rise, Martlesham Heath, simply replied: “I would lose my job if I said that.”
She works at the Tesco store on the heath and this was the highest amount of money she has won. She has taken part in television and radio competitions.
She auditioned at the Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich, last August, and another person who attended the auditions was appearing on the show tonight.
Roy Weanie, former landlord of The Angel, Woodbridge, is now a driver for Felixstowe haulage company Maritime Transport.
Mr Weanie, of Redwald Road, Rendlesham, can be seen on the BBC show at 5.15pm tonight pitting his wits against the other eight contestants.