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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The swap issue has gone away

I am happy to report that following comments from Gaz and someone I have good reason to believe may be the banker, the suspicion that contestants were not offered the swap at key moments to ensure they won a lot of money, is not well-founded. It appears that in both Hilary and Gaz's case they were offered the swap and declined it - these parts of the show were then edited out.

Phew, my faith in DOND is restored and all is well with the world...except... Endemol, this wouldn't have happened if it was a live show! In any case, please do not edit out the swap in future please, its discomforting.


hywel said...

I'm always happy to believe things like this were lost in the edit :)

Incidentally - I saw tomorrow's Paul O'Grady show being recorded in BBC Television Centre this afternoon.

Yup - you didn't read wrong - BBC. Despite being a Channel 4 show it's recorded daily in BBC Television Centre, studio 3 (IIRC), about 22 hours before being broadcasted on channel 4...

Adie said...

Ditto - I'm delighted that this has been cleared up and that everything's obviously "above board." That said, I would seriously question Endemol's editorial decision to cut the swap out of Hilary's (or anyone's) game - it's obviously always the last decision of the game with 40-minutes of emotional momentum behind it, and always a "must-see."