Purchaser proves she is not the weakest link

30 November 2005
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30 November 2005 | Rebecca Ellinor

Purchaser Tina Hough showed she has brain as well as buying power when she won gruelling game show The Weakest Link.

Hough, an equipment buyer for the North East Wales NHS Trust and CIPS student, walked away with £2,460 after beating eight other contestants.

However, it took her a while to realise that she was victorious. "When Anne turned to me I thought she was going to ask me another question. I couldn't believe I'd won."

Hough is responsible for purchasing wheelchairs as part of a team that procures medical and surgical equipment and consumables.

Presenter Anne Robinson labelled her "the old wheelchair queen" in the show that aired on 4 November.

But it did not fluster Hough who has been under the glare of TV lights once before when she won The Price is Right some years ago.

Hough who has been a buyer for five years, is currently studying for the foundation stage of the CIPS graduate diploma. She admits to taking a night off revising for her environmental exam to take part.


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