Dartford call centre worker Ean Luckhurst could be out of pocket after rash promise to girlfriend before BBC comedy awards
A beaten finalist in this year's BBC Radio Comedy Awards has revealed he could be even more out of pocket after just missing out on the £1,000 first prize.
Ean Luckhurst, who works as a call centre operator by day, made a bold promise to his girlfriend Naomi before Tuesday's competition.
Ean, 29, of Milton Road, Swanscombe said he he would buy her a new pair of designer shoes with the prize money - a deal she is holding him to despite him not winning.
He said: “My girlfriend wants the Louboutin’s. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I might have to get credit card or collect outside the Woodville.”
Despite not claiming top prize and following in the footsteps of Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Lee Mack and Sarah Millican, he's now looking forward to bigger and better things
Ean had beat hundreds of others to reach the final and is remaining philosophical about his efforts.
He said: “I was happy to be in the final. I thought that any of us could have won it on the night. I have no real regrets, I messed up last joke but that’s part of doing live shows and live comedy.”
Ean is now hoping to utilise the momentum generated from the BBC competition and start doing higher profile shows, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
He said: “I’m doing a lot more promotion on my Twitter and stuff and hopefully I can get some more followers, I just want to improve my club sets so I can do bigger clubs.”
At the final Ean rubbed shoulders with some of the cream of British comedy including Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert.
He said: “He gave me some great advice and told me to keep writing and focus on what I was doing and that my stage presence was good. There was definitely a lot of positives from Monday night.”
To find out more about Ean and his upcoming shows visit: www.eancomedy.com or follow him on Twitter @eancomedy. To watch his performance in the final http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01n2w02
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