A FORMER Geography teacher from Gwynedd who won £500,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire says he is "looking forward to travelling the world" with his wife after scooping the life-changing sum of money.

Davyth Fear from Llanrug taught at Ysgol Ardudwy, Harlech, Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog and Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern on Anglesey before officially retiring four years ago - although he had still been a supply teacher on and off.

The 59-year-old's life changed forever after he answered 14 questions correctly to take away £500,000 on an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire aired on Sunday, August 31.

Having been christened as David when raised in Cornwall, Mr Fear officially adopted the name 'Davyth' in his early twenties in recognition of his Cornish roots.

He first applied to be on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire during the last series which aired earlier this year. He was then successful for the following series and the show which he eventually starred on was filmed in June.

Speaking of his experience on the show, Mr Fear said: "The worst bit was the 'Fastest Finger First' (to determine who gets to go up and answer the questions). I was nervous at that time but did my best to concentrate.

"After that, I just wanted to do myself justice and take each question as it came my way.

"Of course, I'm very very pleased to have gone so far on the show but I do feel as though I was lucky with the questions I received."

When asked what he now plans to do with his winnings, Mr Fear added: "I want to travel the world with my wife Rhiannon.

"I like to do all the planning myself so I'm looking forward to doing that. I have always wanted to visit Tanzania and Uganda."

Mr Fear powered his way through questions on mountains, condiments and Al Capone and was just one question away from securing the million pound jackpot prize.

He says the one bit of advice he would give to any future Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contestant is to "read plenty of factual books of all kinds to enhance a wider knowledge of subjects".