A Suffolk woman has won an ITV game show and taken thousands of pounds home to her family. 

Jane, a pub signwriter from Long Melford, has won £6,000 after a stellar solo performance on ITV's The Chase on Thursday evening.

She started the show by joking that she would put her share of the winnings towards paying her heating bill or treating her husband to a night away for his upcoming birthday. 

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East Anglian Daily Times: Jane was the only contestant to make it into the final roundJane was the only contestant to make it into the final round (Image: ITV)

As the only contestant to make it through the opening round and banking £6,000, Jane entered the final chase against Anne Hegerty, or The Governess, by herself. 

Ms Hegerty described the Suffolk local's 19-question head start as "excellent," before she took her seat and played her round. 

In a nail-biting final four seconds, Jane pushed The Governess back from 18 tiles to 17 and won the show with just one point between her and Ms Hegerty. 

Jane decided to put her winnings towards a trip to Le Manoir, a Michelin-star restaurant near Oxford, for her husband's birthday, and to treat herself to a couple of handbags.