Lynette Gillard, 38, received the anonymous donation in 2008
George Michael then contacted producers of the show to donate the money, on the proviso that he would remain anonymous.
Ms Gillard, a fitness instructor from Bolton, is now with a new partner, and pregnant with her first child.
She said: “If this is a little boy, he’s definitely going to have George as his middle name."
Michael passed away at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016, and a reporter told Ms Gillard on Boxing Day that the money had come from him.
She said: “I spent Boxing Day night with me and my partner in the kitchen dancing to some George Michael tunes, I just couldn’t believe it. It was so nice, such a nice gesture.”
A documentary on Michael’s life entitled The Last Days of George Michael, in which Ms Gillard appears, will be broadcast Thursday at 9pm on Channel 5.
George Michael in pictures Mon, December 26, 2016
Pop icon George Michael in pictures
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George Michael Performs At Palais Garnier in 2012
George Michael passed away at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day 2016
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