A BOLTON quizzer walked away with a quarter of a million pounds on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. 

And Julian Aldridge could even have gone one further - correctly answering the half million question - but after he'd decided to quit while he was ahead.

Host Jeremy Clarkson praised Mr Aldridge's general knowledge and congratulated him on his win declaring: "What a player."

Mr Aldridge hugged his partner off stage after coming away from the notoriously difficult quiz show with £250,000 - just two questions away from the £1million.