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.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Sibling rivalry?

Because DOND seems to break every rule in the book; contestants, players, audience and crew, are allowed to wander unrestricted during the show. Two memorable shows, had players use this to maximum advantage - Oak had his brother join him at the desk, and yesterday Saj had her sister come down twice. Watching and listening to the dialogue between these people, in my view, makes these games even more compelling than usual.

Oak's brother (wish I could remember his name) was a street philosopher of the first order, Oak was nervous and was told to 'enjoy the game, there was a lot of love for him in the room'. Give me a soap box and I might rant about the lack of good role models for this country's youth, but these two young men...well their parents should be very proud.

John Cleese described his recovery from a nervous breakdown during a radio series on the BBC some years back. At one point he described an unspoken line that is sub-consciously drawn between two people when they interact. If one person goes above the line in some area (maybe they become dominant, or extravert, or risky) then the other person will immediately go below the line to retain the balance. So it was with Saj and her sister - Shakila - yesterday. Saj seemed emboldened to risk more in direct proportion to her sister's reservation; I'll bet DOND is only the tip of the iceberg for these two in that area.

There is a lot of love in this 'game show', I think its a major part of why we find the show so different.

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