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 10, 2006

Patrick won £15200

After 16 shows, it was Patrick's turn, a gambler and tax man, with an enigmatic smile and a soft Irish accent.

Round one: £5, £1, £35,000 (still smiling), 50p, and £15,000. According to Noel, the banker hadn't spotted Patrick in the past because he was too quiet, now I think this is the right way to play, but the banker offered only £2000. Patrick's rejection was immediate.

Round two: £50, £500 and £100, a perfect round. Patrick was keeping things very close to his chest, not even prepared to reveal his preferred amount. A £9000 offer from the banker on his 'froogal' Friday, was dismissed without blinking.

Round three: £5000, £3000 (David's was off ill so his box was opened by Flash), and the 1p from Dave - not perfect, but still very strong, only 4 blues left. Patrick appeared in complete control, calm and definitely irritating to the banker, who called Patrick 'obtuse'. The offer was £17,000, Patrick asked for advice, the contestants felt it was a very poor offer, and so Patrick rejected it. But surely the next round had to be heavily red.

Round four: £75,000, £250 and £20,000, to be expected really . The offer was £15,000, well below expectations but reflected the risks involved in continuing, only three amounts on the border were for more money. Patrick's smile undimmed - 'No Deal'.

Round five: £10,000, big three were still there, £10 this was looking good (no more than a brief smile from Patrick) and then £250,000 and Patrick hardly bated an eyelid. Two blues against three reds, including £100,000 and £50,000. High risk now, if he took out the big two, then his best would be £1000. The contestants were split 50-50 deal/no deal, then Lucy volunteered that he should take the money. He was listening closely, he took several seconds following Noel's question and said, 'Deal'.

Round six: 10p, patrick finally looking nervous, gambler's instincts kicking in, £750 (Patrick's mask was now beginning to crack), finally the £50,000. The offer would have been £38,000 when choosing between £1000 and £100,000, and Patrick stated by would have accepted it. Noel opened the box and it was £100,000 - the banker had won.

Patrick seemed happy enough at the end, after all he had won £15,200 - the quiet man.

As usual Noel played a blinder throughout the show, his light, generous, touch allowing contestants (those willing) to become celebrities over their regular appearnaces.

The show maintains its interest and novelty through its lack of format beyond the basic rules of the game. We've seen players standing and Noel sitting, audience (and even crew) members coming down to chat with the players, and today Sean, an audience member, talking/apologising/grovelling to the banker. Great entertainment!

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