Sir Paul McCartney's millionaire ex-wife phoned a local radio station in a bid to win free gig tickets
Heather Mills stunned listeners of a local radio station by taking part in a radio phone-in to win free gig tickets.
Sir Paul McCartney’s millionaire ex-wife – who identified herself simply as Heather from Hove – called the station during the live competition to try and get her hands on tickets to a sold-out Whitney Housten concert.
The star correctly identified the missing word in some Whitney lyrics to take the prize.
And she seemed very happy with her win.
‘That’s wonderful. Thank you so much. I can take my girlfriend. I’m really excited,’ she said, still live on air.
But shocked Heart FM DJ Paul Hayes at first had no idea the mystery caller was in fact a famous face.
‘It suddenly clicked,’ he said afterwards.
‘The accent, the address, the name.’
And although she said she would take a friend, it seems Heather was trying to win the tickets for her ex-mother-in-law.
‘Whitney Houston sold out, called Heart FM for a laugh to try and win tickets for my ex’s 82 yr old Mega fan Mum and WON, SHE IS SO HAPPY xx’, she Tweeted after the call.
Despite a winning a whopping £24.3 million in her divorce settlement from Paul, Heather claims she has already spent the money, so maybe she really did need to resort to a radio phone-in for her trip.
‘Most of it’s been given to charity, gone into ethical businesses or paid for a couple of properties for my daughter’s future security,’ she said recently of her payout.
‘I could never sit with millions of pounds in the bank that could make matters change.’
What do you think of Heather’s radio phone-in? Should she have used her own money to buy her tickets, or did she win fair and square? Let us know your verdict in the comments box below.