Undercover mission for gay millionaire
Gay entrepreneur and mutli-millionaire Terry George will feature on an upcoming episode of Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire.
The owner of Bent magazine and the 118 G-A-Y directory enquiries service admitted that when he was first approached to do the show he was sceptical but “cried his eyes out” when he watched the first series on DVD.
In the show, participants agree to give £30,000 to people who they deem worthy of needing the money.
The twist is that the people who receive the money don’t know the real identity of their new moneyed up friends.
It’s only after getting to know them that the secret is revealed.
Terry told PinkNews.co.uk:
“I did three jobs. I worked in a care home delivering meals on wheels, then an old people’s home, then a chip shop where things were very physical – swinging bags of potatoes around.
“The hardest part for me was the old people’s home where I had to feed and change people who couldn’t look after themselves.”
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Of the filming, he said: “They stuck me in a caravan in Cornwall but I quite liked it.
“It was rough in terms of having to live on a minimum wage. I wasn’t allowed to take any money, they even took my Platinum American Express card away.
“I had to beg and borrow tea bags, milk, bread and butter from my caravan site neighbours.”
The owner of Leeds club Mission, Mr George was born and brought up on a Leeds council estate and now lives in a £3m castle in Calderdale with his civil partner Michael Rothwell.
The couple were one of the first to tie the knot after the civil partnership laws came into place in 2005.
The Secret Millionaire featuring Terry George will be shown on Channel 4 at 9pm on Wednesday 28th November.