Couple in running for £25k prize in final of TV’s Tool Academy

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A SOWERBY Bridge couple will appear in the final of E4’s hit reality show Tool Academy tonight.

Danny Smith, 24, and Becky Maslen, 23, will be seen fighting for a £25,000 prize after making it to the last episode of the eight-part series.

Becky enrolled her boyfriend at the gruelling boot camp to get their two-year relationship back on trac, and said it has given them the boost she hoped for.

“It was perfect when we got together but it kind of drifted off,” said the beautician and model.

“Now it’s not that Dan’s changed or the relationship has changed it’s just that things are fresh again.”

Danny, a plasterer, added: “I’ve learned to agree with everything she says.”

At first he believed he was taking part in a fake show called Britain’s Ultimate Lad – and was furious to discover the twist.

But determined to prove his love, he went on to earn badges for commitment, trust, fidelity, romance, maturity and communication.

Competing against eight other couples, the pair have also won three out of the six joint challenges that have been shown so far.

“Doing the tasks was fun because both me and Dan are really competitive,” said Becky.

The couple have been enjoying their new-found fame since the show aired last month.

Danny said: “I’ve had a few photos taken with people and a few random people buying me drinks and shaking my hand – nothing bad yet.”

Becky said: “It’s been weird watching yourself back on telly, but it’s been nice to recap on what we did while we were in there because it was a really good experience for us.”

The final airs on E4 tonight at 10pm.