About: Shaun grew up between Cornwall and the Philippines. He now works as a model having previously pursued a career in professional basketball as well as working in a school to support children with special educational needs. Shaun is extremely motivated and “fuelled by pain” rather than deterred by it, he considers one of his biggest strengths to be his work ethic. He likes to lead by example, doing the things no one else wants to and he has no time for people who don’t put in any effort. Shaun’s family is very important to him and his mum is his best friend. His dream if he won a lot of money is to help him mum retire.
About: Account manager Kim lives in North London. Kim’s twin brother died in early 2020 and now Kim wants to “live for us both and do it well”. She has a passion for travel and she laughs about people her age who are settled down with families – that’s not for her. Kim considers her best virtue to be caring for others and she loves working in a team, motivating her teammates and cheering them on. She considers herself a leader and is fiercely competitive. She doesn’t like working with people who think they’re better than others. If Kim won the jackpot, she would take her mum on a luxury holiday and then go travelling.
About: Originally from Scotland, Glasgow now lives in London and is a PhD student reading History of Art at University College London, as well as working in an art gallery. Glasgow struggled with their sexuality and identity for a long time and would like to help people understand more about non-binary people. They volunteer with a charity which talks about and normalises LGBTQ+ issues in schools. Glasgow says they are quite competitive and their family try to avoid playing games with them because they always win. Glasgow considers themselves to be a problem-solver, however, they don't necessarily have the confidence to put their ideas forward. If Glasgow were to win the jackpot, they would pay off their student debts.
About: Bubbly, ball-of-energy Basit was raised by Nigerian parents near Dublin. He says he is a “cheeky Irish guy” and “one of a kind”. Basit moved to London at the age of 18 to study finance but soon quit to pursue his dream of becoming a model and hasn’t looked back since. Basit considers his biggest strength to be his positive and upbeat energy, he’s a team player and would never leave anyone behind. If Basit were to win, he would save the money to have a big Nigerian wedding. Basit is a hopeless romantic and, having come out a couple of years ago, hopes to meet the man of his dreams sooner rather than later.
About: Alex is a Cambridge graduate now working as a private tutor and research assistant in London. Alex thinks his optimism is a strength which allows him the determination to do anything he puts his mind to, even if he lacks the skills to complete a task. He is also hyper-competitive so never gives up. Alex’s strong analytical skills make him the “critical thinker” in a team and, if needed, he is prepared to manipulate his teammates into turning against each other. He is prepared to lie, cheat and betray whoever he needs to in order to come out on top. If Alex were to win, he would love to give back and support his grandma in Hong Kong after she helped pay for his education.
About: Lauren describes herself as "positive, enthusiastic and overly energetic". She works as a product manager for a confectionary company and she has recently taken up figure skating. Lauren thinks her biggest asset is her smiley personality and ability to deal well with negative situations. She says she’s a great communicator and can think with a sensible head. Lauren could be the leader in a group and would lead with motivation and positivity, though she would struggle to deal with negative people. If Lauren won a lot of money, she would like to buy herself a house and take her nephews to Disneyland.
About: Richard worked as a chef before trading in the long, unsociable hours for a career in IT sales. The nature of his job means he’s highly competitive and believes in ‘work hard, play harder’. Richard went through a divorce in his early 30s and he’s now ready to move on and thinks this is the adventure to help him achieve that. Richard considers his strengths to be confidence and respect towards others which allow him to integrate into any team. Building relationships within a team is important to Richard but he admits he isn’t afraid to “play the game” to win.
About: Dawn is fun-loving mother of four grown-up children. She works as a carer for the elderly and lives her life “to the max, with no regrets” having had a difficult childhood. She has never been married (despite the offers) and lives in hope of one day tying the knot in Las Vegas. She is a typical Gemini and says, “we have two faces, we can be kind and loving but if you piss us off, you’ll know about it.” Dawn describes herself as an Alpha female and is highly competitive. She likes to see fairness and believes everyone should have a go. Dawn would use the prize money to extend her kitchen and then save some money for her dream wedding for when she finds Mr Right.
The Bridge: Race to a Fortune
Tuesday 7th June, 10pm, Channel 4 & All 4