Heart's Make Me A Millionaire 2022: There's only one day to go until the Million Pound Final!

15 February 2022, 07:45 | Updated: 25 May 2022, 18:09

With only two days to go, will you take the £8,000 or enter the Million Pound Final?
With only two days to go, will you take the £8,000 or enter the Million Pound Final? Picture: Heart
Alice Dear

By Alice Dear

Will our next millionaire be YOU?

Wednesday, May 25

Today’s artist is Adele!

Whenever Adele plays on Heart today you can win a HUGE £8,000.

We are making one person a MILLIONAIRE this Friday!

Watch the final live on Friday, May 27 on Global Player from 8am – download here.

Heart's Make Me A Millionaire is BACK – will you be our next winner?
Heart's Make Me A Millionaire is BACK – will you be our next winner? Picture: Heart

Want to enter? Here's what you need to do

Listen to Heart Breakfast weekday mornings at 6.30am.

They’ll give you the name of an artist and tell you how much money that artist is worth.

Then whenever that artist plays on Heart between 8am – 4pm, weekdays, you text WIN to 82122 to try to win the money. You can also enter online HERE.

We’ll randomly select someone to come on air, and if that’s you, you’ll need to choose if you want to keep the money OR go into the MILLION POUND FINAL, with a chance of becoming a MILLIONAIRE at the end of May!

Texts cost £2 plus your standard network rate. Once the song starts, you’ll have 10 minutes to enter. If you text after that – you won't be entered but you may still be charged.  You must be 18 or over and live in Great Britain to play this Heart Network game. All the rules and online entry details are here.

Will you take the cash prize or go into the million pound draw?
Will you take the cash prize or go into Million Pound Final? Picture: Heart

You’ve got a BIG decision to make. Do you take the cash – which we’ll pay into your bank account TODAY? – OR do you shout, “HEART MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE!” and go into the MILLION POUND FINAL at the end of May, with a chance of winning a life changing ONE MILLION POUNDS? The choice is YOURS!

  • You can play HEART’S MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE weekdays on Heart Breakfast, and then 10am – 4pm with Pandora and Matt Wilkinson.

Who is already in the Million Pound Final?

Donna MacDonald

Donna MacDonald is the first person the enter the Million Pound Final
Donna MacDonald is the first person the enter the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Donna MacDonald from Ipswich, Suffolk, was the first person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final.

Donna turned down £2,000 to enter the final for the chance to become Heart's next millionaire.

Watch the moment Donna shouted 'HEART MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE!' here:

If she wins the £1,000,000 cash prize she wants to buy a smallholding full of ponies and horses where she can look after the animals with her grandchildren.

She'd also like to put some money aside for her four children.

Jody Edwards

Jody Edwards is in the Million Pound Final after turning down £4,000
Jody Edwards is in the Million Pound Final after turning down £4,000. Picture: Heart

Jody Edwards, from Swansea in South Wales, became the second person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final after turning down £4,000.

Train driver Jody is getting married in four weeks, making the £4,000 cash prize very tempting.

However, she decided to shout "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire", and is now in the final where she could win a huge £1,000,000.

If she was to win the cash prize, Jody said she would take her entire family away on a massive holiday and buy a house with the remaining money.

Paul Dennis

Paul Dennis is already planning to build his dream home after entering the Million Pound Final
Paul Dennis is already planning to build his dream home after entering the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Paul Dennis has joined the Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000 on Heart's Make Me A Millionaire.

Paul, from Oxford, wants to build his dream house and had already made the decision to turn down any cash prize when he got through to Heart's Pandora Christie.

The finalist told us he is going to spend the next few months working on the design for his new home so he's ready to go if he wins the £1,000,000.

Will Paul have his feet up in his dream house this time next year? We'll have to wait and see!

Kerrin Harris

Kerrin has big plans for the £1,000,000 including helping his daughter out and finishing off his house renovations
Kerrin has big plans for the £1,000,000 including helping his daughter out and finishing off his house renovations. Picture: Heart

Kerrin Harris turned down £1,000 to enter the Million Pound Final and is now planning what he would spend the money on.

He's got big plans if he walks away with the £1,000,000, including finishing off his house renovations after six years in the making.

Kerrin, who lives in Gloucestershire, has two daughters at University and would like to be able to pay off their fees and living costs so they can leave without any debt.

He's also always wanted an Aston Martin and has plans to create a garage especially for the car if he becomes Heart's next millionaire.

Darren Groombridge

Darren entered Heart's Make Me A Millionaire while on his post round and is now in the final with a chance of winning £1,000,000
Darren entered Heart's Make Me A Millionaire while on his post round and is now in the final with a chance of winning £1,000,000. Picture: Heart

Darren Groombridge, from Ramsgate in Kent, is in the Million Pound Final.

The postman was listening to Global Player while on his round when he decided to enter Heart's Make Me A Millionaire.

Darren turned down £1,000 for the dream of winning the £1,000,000 and spending it on a new car, a big house and a second home for his children.

After entering the Million Pound Final, Darren called his wife who he said is already looking at properties on Rightmove.

Lorraine Reddington

Lorraine has joined the other finalists in the Million Pound Final
Lorraine has joined the other finalists in the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Lorraine turned down the chance to walk away with £1,000 in order to go into the Million Pound Final where she could win a massive £1,000,000.

If she were to win the cash prize in May, Lorraine wants to set her two children up for life.

With both of them at University, her dream is to pay off their fees and help them get on the property ladder once they graduate.

She's also planning to treat herself to a well-earned trip away after also using the money to pay off her mortgage.

Will Lorraine be Heart's next millionaire? We'll have to wait until May to find out.

Mark Billington

Mark Billington wants to treat his staff to a big night out if he wins the £1,000,000 in May!
Mark Billington wants to treat his staff to a big night out if he wins the £1,000,000 in May! Picture: Heart

Mark Billington turned down £2,000 in order to join the Million Pound Final.

The deli owner from Glasgow has has big plans if he wins the £1,000,000, including going part time so he can enjoy spending the money.

Mark's staff are very excited for the final as he's promised them a huge night out if he wins!

Tom Wickens

Tom Wickens turned down £2,000 to get into the Million Pound Final
Tom Wickens turned down £2,000 to get into the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Tom Wickens has joined the rest of the finalists in the Million Pound Final after turning down £2,000.

It's going to be a big year for Tom as he is getting married in September, and because he shouted 'HEART MAKE ME A MILLIONAIRE!' he could be walking down the aisle as a millionaire.

Tom, who lives in St Leonards-On-Sea, works for a timber company and listens to Heart all day at work and entered Heart's Make Me A Millionaire for the first time when he got through to Matt Wilkinson.

Will Tom become our next millionaire?

Karen Butler

Will Karen be our next millionaire?
Will Karen be our next millionaire? Picture: Heart

Karen Butler is in the Million Pound Final after turning down £3,000 to shout 'Heart Make Me A Millionaire!'

Just hours before she entered Heart's Make Me A Millionaire and got through to Matt Wilkinson, Karen handed in her notice at work. If she wins the £1,000,000 cash prize she won't have to go back to work for a very long time!

Karen also has plans to give some of the money to her friend, Charlotte, who has supported her throughout her career change.

Ellie Banks

Ellie Banks is in the running to become Heart's next millionaire
Ellie Banks is in the running to become Heart's next millionaire. Picture: Heart

Ellie Banks is the 10th person to enter our Million Pound Final after turning down £5,000.

If Ellie walks away with the £1,000,000 in May she wants to set her kids up and enjoy a massive holiday.

Ellie works for a company that staffs the NHS, and so after a hectic few years she's looking forward to the idea of retiring.

Philippa Taylor

Will Philippa be our next millionaire? We'll have to wait for the final in May to find out!
Will Philippa be our next millionaire? We'll have to wait for the final in May to find out! Picture: Heart

Philippa Taylor, from Amberly in Devon, is our 11th Make Me A Millionaire finalist.

Philippa, who is a foster carer, was on a mission today to get into this year's final – and she succeeded.

She's got big plans for the £1,000,000 if she wins the money, including changing the lives of her foster children, helping animals in need and jetting off on a holiday with her husband.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook has big plans if he wins the £1,000,000 in May
Dan Cook has big plans if he wins the £1,000,000 in May. Picture: Heart

Dan Cook, from Writtle in Essex, joins the rest of our finalists in the Make Me A Millionaire final taking place in just two months time.

Dan turned down £2,000 to enter the final – a decision his partner said they wouldn't have made. But Dan is happy with his decision and is already planning how he would spend the money.

A luxury holiday and a new house are both part of Dan's Million Pound dream as well as helping as many people as he can with the rest of the cash.

Will Dan become our next millionaire? We'll have to wait until May to find out!

Brittany Judd

Brittany Judd is our 13th Make Me A Millionaire finalist
Brittany Judd is our 13th Make Me A Millionaire finalist. Picture: Heart

Brittany from Surrey turned down £2,000 for the chance to win a massive £1,000,000 in the Make Me A Millionaire final this May.

Lucky for her, Brittany heard about Make Me A Millionaire for the first time the morning she entered the competition. She was listening to Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden when she decided to enter.

If she bags the £1,000,000 in the final, Brittany plans to fulfil her life-long dream of opening an animal sanctuary.

Brittany may be our 13th finalist, but she told us that her lucky numbers are 1 and 3 so she's happy with her place!

Dave Baitup

Dave Baitup is already planning what he would spend the £1,000,000 on
Dave Baitup is already planning what he would spend the £1,000,000 on. Picture: Heart

Dave had his answer ready when Heart's Matt Wilkinson asked him if he was going to take £4,000 or enter the Make Me A Millionaire final.

Of course, his reply was: "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!"

Dave, from Exeter in Devon, plans to give half of the £1,000,000 to his wife if he wins, and wants her to spend it on anything she likes!

For himself, Dave is dreaming of a new house and a new car.

Emma Siva

Emma Siva turned down £11,000 to enter the Million Pound Final
Emma Siva turned down £11,000 to enter the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Emma shocked everyone when she turned down a massive £11,000 for the chance to be in the Million Pound Final.

Last year's winner of Heart's Make Me A Millionaire, Shelley Humphries, turned down a similar amount for the chance to win the £1,000,000 – will this serve as a good omen for Emma?

Emma and her husband Jey, who have a 10-month-old daughter called Sienna, always had different opinions on what she should do if she got through.

While Emma always wanted to enter the final, Jey always told her to take the cash. She's got to break the news to him today – and it's his birthday!

Watch the moment Emma shouted 'Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!' here:

Kaylea Bannister

Kaylea Bannister also turned down £11,000!
Kaylea Bannister also turned down £11,000! Picture: Heart

Kaylea has joined the rest of our finalists in the Million Pound Final, which will take place in May.

She turned down a massive £11,000 for a chance to win the £1,000,000 and plans to pay off the mortgage if she's successful in the final.

Kaylea also has plans to jet off to Thailand as well as help invest in her children's futures.

Steve Gwillim

Steve Gwillim was always going to go into the Million Pound Final, no matter the cash on offer!
Steve Gwillim was always going to go into the Million Pound Final, no matter the cash on offer! Picture: Heart

Steve turned down the chance to walk away with £2,000 today in order to enter the Million Pound Final.

Now, Steve will have to wait until May to find out if he will become Heart's next Millionaire!

Steve, from South Wales, is a HGV driver and listens to Heart when he's making deliveries.

His Million Pound dream includes buying a house with a swimming pool, having his own snooker room and quitting his job!

Steve told Heart Breakfast that he always had his heart set on the Million Pound Final and was going to go through no matter how much money was on offer.

Ann Forbes Burford

Ann Forbes Burford turned down £2,000 to enter the Million Pound Final
Ann Forbes Burford turned down £2,000 to enter the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Ann gave us the most excited 'Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!' when she turned down £2,000 to enter the Million Pound Final.

She was planting in her garden when she heard our artist of the day, and now her life could be changed forever.

Ann's million-pound dream includes a huge garden with a swimming pool for her grandchildren, a tractor for her husband and some farm animals!

Rhys Owens

Rhys Owens wants to buy a new farm if he wins the £1,000,000 in May
Rhys Owens wants to buy a new farm if he wins the £1,000,000 in May. Picture: Heart

Rhys Owens is the 19th person to enter the Million Pound Final.

The farmer from South Wales knew exactly what he was going to say to Heart Breakfast's Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, and of course it was 'Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!'.

Rhys turned down £1,000 for the dream of winning £1,000,000 and buying a new farm.

He thinks his girlfriend will call him daft for turning down the £1,000, but said that he couldn't turn down the incredible opportunity.

Jess Sullivan

Jess Sullivan turned down £1,000 to enter the Million Pound Final
Jess Sullivan turned down £1,000 to enter the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Jess became our 20th Million Pound Finalist when she turned down £1,000 for the opportunity to change her life forever.

The nurse, who is currently studying for her Master's Degree, has dreams of buying a new house if she wins the £1,000,000 in May.

Jess said even if she wins in the Million Pound Final she'll still continue to nurse, but will have a few more extravagant holidays during her time off!

Brian Welsh

Brian Welsh is planning to buy a new house and a new car if he wins the £1,000,000 in May
Brian Welsh is planning to buy a new house and a new car if he wins the £1,000,000 in May. Picture: Heart

Brian Welsh, from Hastings in Sussex, is our 21st Million Pound Finalist!

He knew exactly what he wanted to do when faced with the big decision to either take £1,000 or enter the Million Pound Final – and of course he shouted 'Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!'.

Brian's Million Pound Dream includes buying a new house, a new car and starting his retirement.

Heidi Bailey

Heidi's million pound dream is to build an annexe for her son Ben who is disabled and wants a place of his own
Heidi's million pound dream is to build an annexe for her son Ben who is disabled and wants a place of his own. Picture: Heart

Heidi Bailey from Eastleigh, Hampshire is 22nd in the million pound final!!

Heidi was queuing up for the cinema to watch Sonic II when she heard Pink play. Her million pound dream is to build an annexe for her son Ben, who is disabled and wants a place of his own.

She’d need to make sure the place was kitted out for him to move around. This would be life-changing for him so she has everything crossed for the final.

Ramona Tincu

Ramona Tincu is the 23rd person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final
Ramona Tincu is the 23rd person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Ramona from Shrewsbury in Shropshire could have changed her life forever when she became the 23rd person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final.

She was on her way to the gym when she entered, and is now planning how she'll spend the £1,000,000 if she wins.

Her dream is to travel the world with her husband, starting off with a trip to Australia!

Ramona is committed to her Million Pound Dream, and said that no matter how much money was offered, she would turn it down to enter the final.

Gill Quinell

Gill is hoping to take her daughter to Italy for the summer if she wins the £1,000,000!
Gill is hoping to take her daughter to Italy for the summer if she wins the £1,000,000! Picture: Heart

Gill entered the Million Pound Final after turning down a massive £10,000 in Heart's Make Me A Millionaire.

Now, she's planning what she could do if she wins the £1,000,000 on May 27!

If she wins the life-changing money, Gill wants to take the summer off and take her six-year-old daughter, Ellie, to Italy for a summer-long trip.

Gill is planning on keeping her place in the Million Pound Final a secret until closer to the final – but, of course, she'll tell her best friend!

Claire Walia

Claire wants to take her family to LA if she wins the £1,000,000 in five weeks!
Claire wants to take her family to LA if she wins the £1,000,000 in five weeks! Picture: Heart

Claire has taken the 25th place in Heart's Million Pound Final.

She turned down £2,000 for the chance to win £1,000,000 on May 27 – and shouted "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!" to secure her place in the final.

Claire and her family have big dreams to fly to Los Angeles and see a LA Lakers game, and now she only has to wait five weeks to find out if that dream is going to come true!

Paul Clymer

Paul Clymer's million-pound dream involves a new car, a new house and an epic holiday for himself and his family
Paul Clymer's million-pound dream involves a new car, a new house and an epic holiday for himself and his family. Picture: Heart

Paul turned down £2,000 for the chance to win a huge £1,000,000 in the Million Pound Final, happening just five weeks from now.

Paul had his entire family gathered around the phone when he shouted those five magic words to Heart presenter Matt Wilkinson.

If he's successful on May 27, Paul wants to treat himself to a new car, move his family to a new house and book the best holiday of their lives.

Will Paul be our next millionaire? Not long to wait to find out now!

Steve Frost

Steve Frost turned down £1,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in the Million Pound Final
Steve Frost turned down £1,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Steve became our 27th finalist when he shouted "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!" to Heart Breakfast's Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.

His wife was telling him to take the £1,000 but Steve decided to turn it down for a place in the Million Pound Final.

Steve is now planning what he would do if he walks away with £1,000,000 on May 27 and a new house is definitely on the list.

Melanie Pittard

If she wins the £1,000,000, Melanie Pittard wants to take her children to Disney World!
If she wins the £1,000,000, Melanie Pittard wants to take her children to Disney World! Picture: Heart

Melanie has taken the 28th place in the Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000.

The accountant now has a chance to win £1,000,000 on May 27, but she doesn't know what she would spend the money on yet! All she knows is that if she wins she'll take her kids Disney World as soon as possible.

Melanie admitted she was so excited by the phone call she had to leave the office. She doesn't have long to wait now until the final – only five weeks to go!

Rich Dodson

Rich turned down £1,000 for a place in the Million Pound Final
Rich turned down £1,000 for a place in the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Rich is counting down the days until the Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000 and shouting "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!".

Rich has a dream of taking his children to Disney World and knew that £1,000 wouldn't be enough to do that – £1,000,000 would be though!

Will Rich be jetting off to Disney with his family? He'll have to wait until May 27 to find out.

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong turned down £4,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in the Million Pound Final
Lisa Wong turned down £4,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Lisa Wong, from Greenwich in London, turned down a guaranteed £4,000 in order to enter the Million Pound Final.

With less than four weeks to go until the final, graphic designer Lisa is planning what she would spend the £1,000,000 on if she won.

Lisa told us she would want to spread the money around and, in particular, help her father-in-law to make his home more accessible.

She's also dreaming about making some big changes to her own home and even buying another property!

Anne Forsyth

Will Anne Forsyth be jetting off to the Maldives with her family? We'll have to wait until the Million Pound Final to find out!
Will Anne Forsyth be jetting off to the Maldives with her family? We'll have to wait until the Million Pound Final to find out! Picture: Heart

Anne has taken the 31st place in Heart's Million Pound Final after turning down a guaranteed £4,000.

Her daughter thinks she is daft for entering the final, but Anne knows what she wants and £4,000 just wasn't enough!

For Anne, the Million Pound Dream is to take her entire extended family on a luxury holiday to the Maldives.

Alex Nasse

Alex Nasse turned down a huge £10,000 in order to enter the Million Pound Final
Alex Nasse turned down a huge £10,000 in order to enter the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Alex turned down a very tempting £10,000 to enter the Million Pound Final, and is now in the running to win £1,000,000 later this month.

If she won the money, Alex's Million Pound Dream would be to buy a luxury horse box for her children who are professional show jumpers.

While Alex was tempted by the £10,000, she shouted "Heart Make Me A Millionaire!" after deciding she would never get a chance like this again.

Dean Swanepoel

Dean Swanepoel almost changed his mind – but ended up entering the Million Pound Final just like he planned!
Dean Swanepoel almost changed his mind – but ended up entering the Million Pound Final just like he planned! Picture: Heart

Dean has become the 33rd person to enter the Million Pound Final, taking place in less than two weeks!

He turned down £3,000 for the opportunity to win £1,000,000, and while he always knew he would say no to the money, he admitted he did consider changing his mind at the last minute.

Dean, from Kent, recently moved from South Africa to the UK and while he loves it here, there's one thing he wishes he could have taken with him – his house.

If Dean bags the £1,000,0000 on May 27, his dream is to build and recreate his old home here in the UK.

Felipe Ribeiro

Felipe Ribeiro turned down £3,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in less than two weeks time
Felipe Ribeiro turned down £3,000 for a chance to win £1,000,000 in less than two weeks time. Picture: Heart

Felipe, from Bury St Edmunds, has become the 34th finalist in Heart's Make Me A Millionaire after turning down £3,000.

The carer, who moved to the UK from South Africa two years ago, said that his cut-off point was "somewhere between £2,000 and £4,000", which made his decision even harder.

In the end, Felipe shouted "Heart, Make Me A Millionaire!" and claimed his place in the final.

If he won the £1,000,000, Felipe would buy a new house, a new car and send some money back to South Africa for his family.

Eniko Wolford

Eniko Wolford turned down £1,000 for a place in the Million Pound Final
Eniko Wolford turned down £1,000 for a place in the Million Pound Final. Picture: Heart

Eniko has become the 35th person to enter the Million Pound Final.

The sales consultant from Monmouthshire turned down £1,000 for the chance to win a life-changing £1,000,000 on May 27.

Eniko's Million Pound Dream is to stop renting and finally get on the property ladder. This would be ideal as she is currently expecting her first baby, due in November.

Will Eniko become our next millionaire? Only one week to go to find out!

Astrit Berisha

Astrit is the 36th person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final!
Astrit is the 36th person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final! Picture: Heart

Astrit has taken the 36th place in the Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000.

As a builder, many people might think Astrit would want to build his own home if he won the £1,000,000 – but he's just looking to buy one!

Astrit's Million Pound Dream also includes giving some of the money to his two children to help set them up for the future.

Only one week until Astrit finds out if he's Heart's next Millionaire!

Paul Gannon

Paul Gannon is in Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000
Paul Gannon is in Million Pound Final after turning down £1,000. Picture: Heart

Paul is the 37th person to enter Heart's Million Pound Final.

He turned down £1,000 for the chance to win a life-changing £1,000,000, but he couldn't make the decision on his own!

Paul had no idea what to do and ended up asking a random stranger in the street called Steve for his advice.

Now, if Paul wins the huge cash prize, he's promised to take Steve on holiday. Even if he doesn't scoop the £1million, Paul can't wait to meet Amanda Holden on May 27 for the big final.

Who won Heart's Make Me A Millionaire last year?

Last year, it was mum-of-five and burger van business owner Shelley Humphries who walked away from the competition with a massive £1,000,000.

She turned down £10,000 for a place in the final - and it was a decision that changed her life forever.

Watch the amazing Shelley reflect on the moment she won the huge cash prize one year on:

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