Franklin family win on feud
A Franklin family has driven off with a new car and $15,000 after winning Family Feud.
The Russek family successfully navigated five nights on Three’s game show, and picked up their new Suzuki Swift from Winger Pukekohe last month.
Nicole Russek-Lake said the family decided to audition after her best friend was on the show.
‘‘We auditioned and next minute we were on the show.
‘‘We had very minimal expectation, it was just like ‘I don’t want to get zero points’.’’
The Russek family’s segment was filmed in November last year and screened in February.
Jason Russek said it didn’t take long for the family to find their way on the show.
‘‘Everyone’s nervous but once you get there with the people around you it’s just a great experience.
‘‘I think we were more nervous seeing ourselves on TV than actu- ally playing the game.’’
It was tough to keep their success a secret from family and friends, Nicole said.
‘‘They’re all like ‘how’d you go’, and I’m like ‘oh well you’ll have to watch and find out’.’’
Claire Bowes said not everyone always agreed on the answers.
Val Russek said she felt a little bit flat after filming had ended.
However, she said the family has received a good response from their stint on the show.