CHESTER man Rob Cottrell’s January got a lot less dreary after national station Absolute Radio and broadcasting giants Sky paid off his £750 monthly mortgage payment.

Rob entered the ‘Pay Your Bills’ competition on Absolute Radio, a Sky Broadband Unlimited promotion which offered lucky listeners the chance to have their bills cleared every morning until January 18.

He pre-registered his bill (up to £1,000 maximum) at and was one of three entrants from thousands of candidates to be selected at random.

The chosen few only have 30 minutes to call into the studio and if they fail to do so, their bill remains unpaid.

Rob was the only listener to call back in time, securing his £750 mortgage bill payment.

Absolute Radio Breakfast Show host Christian O’Connell said: “Money is always a bit tight after Christmas, so I’m chuffed we can help Rob during a tricky month.

“And to all his friends and family – this means the drinks are on him!”