Edinburgh actor Mark Bonnar earns thousands on Celebrity Catchphrase for charity

Edinburgh actor Mark Bonnar has won Celebrity Catchphrase – and donated his winnings to charity ME.

The big-hearted celeb was appearing on the show tonight (January 15) alongside Claire Sweeney and Alexandra Burke when he won the show’s top prize.

Host Stephen Mulhern watched as Mark was given a riddle about the Edinburgh tattoo which he managed to guess correctly before winning the top prize.

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Mark had been fumbling over his answers until then, but the Edinburgh tattoo question seemed to revitalize him and he went on a winning spree to win on the night.

The 53-year-old actor’s earnings were over £17,000 and the show raised a total of £22,400 for charity.

He said he knows people who have been personally affected by ME and that it is also an underfunded area of ​​research.

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Edinburgh’s Mark Bonnar won on Catchphrase tonight and donated his fee to ME charity (Image: ITV)

Mark’s donation will go to Action for ME, a charity which fights for ‘recognition, education and research’ of the disease.

People lined up on Twitter to congratulate and thank Mark for his donation.

One woman said: “Thank you @mark_bonnar for bringing awareness to people with M/E on Catchphrase tonight. You are a shining star. From someone who suffers daily with a boss who doesn’t understand, I am grateful. Thank you.”

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Mark is famous for his roles in Casualty and The Line of Duty

Another added: “So glad you did this for @actionforme and to help raise awareness for ME. I spend most of my time bedridden and miss my life so much. So much more needs to be done. So thank you. Job incredible.

Mark is best known for his roles in Casualty and Line of Duty and he also does voice overs for children’s television.

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