Psychic who won talent show locked in prize row
A SCOTTISH woman who won a Ukrainian psychic talent show has said television show bosses failed to hand over her winnings.
June Field entered the eastern European International Psychic’s Challenge last year for her chance to win £19,000.
The 52-year-old mother from Dundee fended off 70,000 hopefuls over 38 challenges to be crowned World’s Greatest Physic by a panel that included spoon-bender Uri Geller.
She even secured 50 per cent of the public vote despite being up against a Ukrainian finalist.
The show was watched by 34 million people, but the psychic Scot said she has not received a penny of her winnings since she received the award last month.
Ms Field said: “I should have got 250,000 grivna which is about £19,000. So far I’ve had nothing. Maybe it’s just been delayed because it has been their Christmas. And to add insult to injury I had to pay £57 to get the heavy trophy home.”
She has also gathered the support of fans all over the world after posting a message on her Facebook that reads: “I have had the support of many Ukrainian people since posting the injustice about my win and no cash prize. I am touched by your support.
“I was warned by many people not to come and take part in this country… I didn’t listen and wanted give Ukraine the chance.
“They used us and kept us away from our families, our lives, our work for six months.
“We worked hard for them. I feel shame for them as they have not only let me down but also their country with their lies, cheating and corruption.”
Ms Field, who is a widow, had to live in Kiev for six months during the filming of the programme.
Ukrainian television company STB was unavailable for comment.