TOP THAT – GLASGOW STUDENT SCOOPS £10K IN PIZZA COMPETITION

December 9th, 2009 by JakeRawlinson Leave a reply »

Domino's Pizza Britain's Got Talent prize winner

Pizza lover, Emma Johnston from Glasgow, has received an early Christmas present, scooping £10,000 as the winner of a national Domino’s Pizza competition.

Emma has just been announced as the winner of the competition to find the next official Britain’s Got Talent pizza. The contest ran as part of Domino’s sponsorship of the top TV show and invited pizza lovers to send in their ideas for a new addition to Domino’s menu. Emma and two other finalists were chosen from the 38,000 entries received and their three pizza ideas put up for the public vote.

Emma’s Mexican Sizzler pizza caught the eye (and stomach!) of the nation with its spicy combination of chicken fajita slices, crunchy tortillas, green peppers, red peppers and jalapenos on Domino’s classic base with vine-ripened tomato sauce and 100% real mozzarella cheese. The Mexican Sizzler beat off a British Breakfast pizza from Newhaven and an Asian Feast from Gateshead to scoop the top spot.

Emma Johnston said: “I am absolutely staggered to have won. It was such a surprise to get the call saying my pizza had been voted the winner – it took a few minutes to sink in and then I was just screaming with excitement! As a student, I’m currently having to work five days a week to pay for my studies and recently had to move back in with my parents to save on rent. The prize money is really going to help me get set up on my own and hopefully have a lovely holiday too. It’s pretty simple but this is going to make me very happy – that and the ultimate accolade of having my pizza sold in Domino’s stores across the UK!”

The new Mexican Sizzler will be on sale at Domino’s next year. Keep checking in-store for more details.

The other two finalists were:

  • Asian Feast – entered by Delwyn Hughes in Gateshead, using Chinese flavoured chicken, hoi sin sauce, sweetcorn, peppers and onion.
  • British Breakfast – entered by Anna Woolgar in Newhaven and featuring all the staples of an English breakfast: bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and potatoes.

About Britain’s Got Talent

Britain’s Got Talent premiered in 2007 attracting 5.2 million viewers which rose by an astonishing 123% throughout the season to reach 11.5 million viewers; series two proved an even bigger ratings hit averaging 10.2 million across the series; and series three was the most successful yet, winning an audience of 18.3 million viewers and a share of 68.1% for the finale – this is nearly one-third of the UK population and makes Britain’s Got Talent the highest rated entertainment show this decade and the top performing programme of 2009. Britain’s Got Talent is produced

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