Camp Resident To Appear On Winning Streak This Saturday

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Winning Streak presenters Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan.

A UK-born woman who became known with her husband as “the couple who owned two donkeys” after her move to Kerry has been selected to appear on Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One.

Pauline Bell, who lives in Camp, is now looking forward to becoming known as the woman who appeared on the iconic TV game show!

Pauline moved to Ireland with her husband Les, from Hexham in Northumberland, on the English/Scottish border in 1980 and originally settled in Adare Co. Limerick. The couple, married for the past 54 years, set up a B&B and haven’t looked back since.

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Now retired they have moved to Camp, beside the Slieve Mish Mountains. They were well known in Limerick, and later in Kerry, as the couple with the two donkeys.

According to Pauline they had a field and got a donkey as they hated the fact that there was nothing in the field.

A donkey from a neighbouring field then moved in with his new mate – hence the two donkeys. Their beloved donkey only passed away last year at the tender old age of 37.

Pauline (73) missed the start of Winning Streak last Saturday and decided to watch on RTE+1. The show only started when the calls came flooding in with messages of congratulations so she continued to watch with Les and couldn’t believe her luck.

The couple have one son, John, who still lives in Adare with wife Siobhan and daughter Shannon who is looking forward to supporting her grandmother in Dublin on the show.

Initially Pauline was going to ask Les to appear on the show on her behalf but all the support from friends in Kerry encouraged her to grab the opportunity herself.

In her spare time Pauline likes walking her border collie dog, Trudy and loves going on holiday as often as possible.

The next episode of Winning Streak, will be broadcast next Saturday evening at 8:15pm on RTÉ One, where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the show, which gives them the chance to win cash, cars and luxury holidays. One will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel with a maximum prize of €500,000.

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