Event TV: Confused.com rewards customer in £1m stunt

Steve and Julie Belcher in Confused.com's hidden camera prank
Steve and Julie Belcher in Confused.com's hidden camera prank

Price comparison service Confused.com enlisted the help of branded content and distribution agency The 10 Group for a 'trick and treat' prank that gave one lucky customer £1m.

The stunt, which took place in the Lake District, formed part of the brand’s ‘£Million Mega Draw’ campaign, which launched in June and ran throughout the summer until 30 September. The campaign’s aim was to give someone the chance to become a millionaire and live out their wildest dreams, whilst also making 13 customers £10,000 richer.

The prank involved 53-year-old Steve Belcher and his wife Julie from Barrow-in-Furness, who were visited by Confused.com’s Brian the robot. Belcher had been told that he’d won £10,000, picked at random after buying his car insurance online. However, the married couple were distraught when two actors impersonating Confused.com staff revealed that they wouldn’t be taking the £10,000 home with them.

It was finally revealed to the couple that they would be receiving £1m instead. The stunt was captured on hidden cameras.

Martin Coriat, chief executive of Confused.com, said: "It’s such a thrill to change someone’s life by giving them £1m. We’re so happy for Steve and his family, and hope they enjoy the money.

"We have had a lot of support and loyalty from our customers over the years since we launched Confused.com, and wanted to show our appreciation through this giveaway. It’s been a pleasure to make 13 of our customers £10,000 richer, and making someone a millionaire really was a fantastic way to end the giveaway."

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