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Today: Viv Nicholson remembered

April 13th, 2015

Episode 273 of 1344 episodes

Viv Nicholson, who became famous overnight when she said she would "spend, spend, spend" a 152,000 Pools win in 1961, has died aged 79. Mrs Nicholson and her husband Keith, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, took just three years to spend their prize money - equivalent to 3.5m today. Steve Brown was the composer and lyricist for ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’ – a musical based on the life of Viv Nicholson which premiered in 1999 – who met her while writing the musical.

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