Lewes man wins Big Town Showdown

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LEWES was crowned Sussex and Surrey’s smartest town after a resident won a competition on the radio station Heart.

Keiran Ridley beat contestants from 42 other towns and villages to win the Big Town Showdown competition for Lewes on Heart Breakfast presented by Tom, Kaz and Jack.

Every morning over the last eight months, listeners were invited to represent their town or village on Heart Breakfast’s Big Town Showdown.

Kieran won a luxury break at the South Lodge Hotel near Horsham, where he’ll dine on Michelin-starred cuisine and stay in one of their luxury suites.

Kieran, of Mountfield Road, said: “It’s brilliant to win it for Lewes, especially as we were bottom when I joined the competition.”

Presenter Tom Evans, who also lives in Lewes, said: “I always knew that Lewes has the smartest people in Sussex and Surrey and now it’s official.”