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He might be one of the most influential men in Britain but multi-millionaire Martin Lewis admits he still loves a bargain Martin Lewis may be the most influential man in Britain. There can’t be many people who haven’t, wittingly or unwittingly, followed his advice. He currently holds a media royal flush: an eponymous prime-time ITV1 show, weekly high-profile radio slots, a column in this newspaper and – the ace in his unbeatable hand – a money-saving website attracting nearly nine million users a month. But right now the unofficial Financial Adviser to the Nation isn’t being influential, he’s being grumpy. I have just beaten him soundly at Scrabble and he wants Telegraph readers to know he was unlucky. (True.) And now he’s going to prove it to me. He opens his laptop and shows me one of many graphs relating to every single game he has played against his wife of four years, the television weather presenter Lara Lewington. All 915 of them. In real life, as in the game, he is “ferociously” (his word) competitive, addicted to spreadsheets and possessed of extraordinary intensity and stamina, like the Governor of the Bank of England crossed with the Duracell bunny. He does everything at top speed – he couldn’t get through his daily work mountain if he didn’t – and that includes talking. Out of curiosity I used our recorded interview to work out how fast he speaks – surely the only statistic in his life he hasn’t measured himself – and was not surprised when he attained land-based speeds of 238 words per minute: the national average is 120. More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10437443/Multi-millionaire-Martin-Lewis-I-still-shop-at-Poundland.html