A MAN from Bridgwater has won his dream car in an online competition just two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Chris Turner was on his way to get further scans done following his diagnosis, when his day was turned on its head.

Whilst getting off the train, Chris was intercepted by when Christian Williams, presenter of online car competition BOTB, who informed him that he'd won a new BMW M2 worth £64,890.

“I just can’t quite believe I have won my dream car. It feels fantastic,” Chris said, who thought Christian was a taxi driver coming to pick him up.

“I've had a really tough couple of weeks and when I received my diagnosis, it hit me like a brick wall. 

“It’s one of those things you never want to hear, but winning this competition has given me a real lift. 

“I think I needed something positive and it doesn’t get much better than this.

"It has definitely given me another reason to keep going. 

“I’ve seen Christian’s face so many times online, but I still thought he was the taxi driver. 

“Whatever my future is, this has been an experience I will never forget, and it felt even better than I imagined it would!”Somerset County Gazette: Chris thought Christian, presenter of BOTB, was a taxi driver at first!Chris thought Christian, presenter of BOTB, was a taxi driver at first! (Image: BOTB)

Christian, presenter of BOTB, said: “When we heard Chris was coming to London for more tests after a recent cancer diagnosis, we knew we had to go and surprise him at Paddington station with his stunning dream car.

“Cancer is a horrible disease which affects so many people, and it has clearly been a really tough couple of weeks for Chris and his family. 

“He absolutely deserved some good news and I was so happy to share some with him.  

“It's a proper petrolhead-type car and I’m sure he is going to love driving it once he receives it. We wish him all the best for the future.”

BOTB hands over the keys to a stunning dream car each week as well as a lifestyle prize.

It currently has Instant Win prizes up for grabs, with 5,000 to 15,000 winners everyday.

Founded by William Hindmarch in 1999, it has given away £64m-worth of cars so far.