Secret millionaire moved by plight of Salford folk

MEMORIES of a childhood in Ilkeston brought tears to the eyes of a Secret Millionaire last week.

Chek Whyte, 42, starred as the undercover millionaire in Channel 4’s documentary, spending ten days in Salford volunteering in a homeless shelter and rundown youth club.

Now one of Britain’s richest men, Chek grew up in Ilkeston but spent time in foster care before his time as a labourer led to property development and made him a multi-million pound fortune. He now spends a lot of time on his yacht in France.


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