What did you get for Christmas?
We bet some food and drink made up at least some of the gifts under your tree this festive season. But we also bet you couldn’t compete with what bingo player Mark White received as his biggest present this year!
Mr White, of Bewbush, near Crawley in West Sussex, won a £5,000 hamper containing luxury food and drink, thanks to Gala Bingo!
There was an added surprise when Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor presented him with his win!
Mark, 48, discovered Casey at his door with a classic large wicker Christmas hamper, assembled by Grantham-based firm, Hay Hampers Ltd.
There were 90 top of the range items in the hamper – 2004 Pol Roger Rose champagne, 2006 Pierre Andrew Chassagne Montrachet, Dows 1985 port and roast smoked venison, duck and beef from Rannoch Smokery made up just a few!
Other yummy items included artisan-style crackers and cheeses, cakes and various chutneys. Mark was also the lucky recipient of luxury chocolates and a brandy Christmas pudding.
He says of the surprise celebrity visit: “I know Casey from Celebrity Big Brother, so you can imagine how surprised I was to see her at the door delivering this amazing gift.
A spokesman for Gala Bingo said Mark had been a member for 5 years.
“It’s definitely the best Christmas present I’ve received by a long way!”
He says he now plans to throw a fabulous New Year’s Eve party.