'Best job in the World' winner's job to end on New Year's Eve

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London, Dec 25 (ANI): 'Best job in the World' winner Ben Southall is packing his bags as his contract as Hamilton islands' caretaker comes to an end on New Year's eve.

Southall, 34, from Hertfordshire, beat more than 36,000 applicants to become caretaker of tropical islands around the Great Barrier Reef in Australia for six months for which he was paid 74,000 pounds.

"It's been amazing, it really has been truly wonderful and I've had such a good time," Sky News quoted him as saying.

"I think I've been one of the busiest people on the planet even though a lot of people think I've been sitting in a hammock doing very little," he added.

Meanwhile, Southall is set to go around the world as a Tourism Queensland salesman after his stint gets over.

From January 1 he will work as Tourism Queensland ambassador, where he'll tour US, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, along with other former Best Job candidates.

His new 18-month stint will involve working closely with Tourism Queensland's 14 international offices and speaking at high profile events in Japan, South Korea, China and Europe. (ANI)

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