Trucker from Billericay bags £100k international TV prize

A TRUCKER from Billericay is driving home with £100,000 after winning an international TV show crown.

Stuart Barnes, 35, won the finale of Channel Five’s World’s Toughest Trucker show on Friday, beating off seven other truck drivers from around the globe in the eight part series.

During the competition, Mr Barnes, who has driven lorries since he was 18, had to display his skills along some of the world’s most dangerous cargo routes, including in the Australian Outback and Mongolia.

The final round saw the remaining three contestants heading to the Himalayas for a series of challenges.

After winning the prize, Mr Barnes said: "It was incredible taking part in the series.

"My aim was to make it to the last programme, but to win the whole competition - I was stunned."

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1:31pm Sat 25 Feb 12

southendmechanic says...

fantastic news well done.
I hope your family are very proud mr barnes
fantastic news well done. I hope your family are very proud mr barnes southendmechanic
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11:24pm Sat 25 Feb 12

hogroastwrexham says...

Well done mate keeping us truckers at the top of the world. just goes to show when we put are minds to it we can do anythink. well done.
Well done mate keeping us truckers at the top of the world. just goes to show when we put are minds to it we can do anythink. well done. hogroastwrexham
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11:55pm Sat 25 Feb 12

SaveOurStanford says...

We need Drivers like hime to Re-Train Lots of HGV drivers in Thurrock ! Most just drive there Juggernaughts like crazy around our town with no respect and they dump all there rubbish from there cabs onto our roads.
We need Drivers like hime to Re-Train Lots of HGV drivers in Thurrock ! Most just drive there Juggernaughts like crazy around our town with no respect and they dump all there rubbish from there cabs onto our roads. SaveOurStanford
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