TV couple miss out on dream

AN IPSWICH couple are returning home today after just missing out on winning their dream house.Millions of viewers watched as Spencer Wade and Michelle Freeman's dream of moving in to the £500,000 building was shattered live on television.

AN IPSWICH couple are returning home today after just missing out on winning their dream house.

Millions of viewers watched as Spencer Wade and Michelle Freeman's dream of moving in to the £500,000 building was shattered live on television.

The couple, of Gloucester Road, made it through to the final the ITV game show Building the Dream.

The show saw 12 couples working together to build the huge house, named Cedar Barn, in Somerset while voting each other out of the contest.

The last remaining two couples faced a public vote to decide who would be handed the keys to the finished home.

Host Linda Barker delivered the disappointing news last night when she announced that Skegness couple Darren and Stacey has won over half of the 800,000 votes cast to scoop the luxury prize.

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Mr Wade, 32, said: "It's been a bit of a shock for us to do so well."

The couple were both made redundant from power firm TXU, now Powergen, in Ipswich last year. Miss Freeman, 29, originally from Stowupland, now works as a risk analyst for BP in London while Mr Wade has been renovating a property in Ipswich