Welcome to donduk. A refuge for those who enjoy Deal or No Deal, the hit Channel 4 gameshow hosted by Noel Edmonds. The award winning gameshow Deal or No Deal has become a big hit for Channel 4 and marks a sensational return to our screens of Noel Edmonds.

Deal or No Deal is enjoyed my millions of viewers daily, where the contestants battle with The Banker to try and win a jackpot of £250,000. Here at donduk you will find full daily reports of each show, as well Deal or No Deal news and specials. Deal or No Deal although initially appearing very simple in format of just opening a few boxes for the chance to win some big money prizes, actually has some potentially complex decisions to be made at points throughout the show, the contestants occasionally try complex or simple gameplay in an attempt to give them an edge in beating the Banker.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Nearly No Deal ?

When Channel 4 initially approached Noel about fronting the UK version of DOND he at first declined. It was only when he tried it with matchboxes that he changed his mind.

He wasn't the only one to doubt it at the start. Both BBC and ITV lost out on an opportunity that has shaken up the afternoon TV schedules and rattled more than a few of those executives. DOND attracts up to four and a half million viewers, which is more than all the other terrestrial TV channels combined for that afternoon slot. So impressed were Channel 4 that they have given it a trial prime time Saturday evening slot.

When asked to sum it up Noel said, " ... it’s not a game show at all but an addictive entertainment drama about wish-fulfilment. It seems to mirror so many of the challenges we face in life – knowing when to the make the right decisions at the right time, knowing when to be ambitious, when to be cautious, when to be courageous.”

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