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.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sharron's Game Report

Sharron steps up to the 'pound table' today, hoping to make it three big wins over the banker in a row. Noel greets her in another very bright summer shirt!! We find out that Sharron is a double-glazing salesperson and swiftly informs her he doesn't need any!!! Sharron has box 10 today and her husband is in the audience to give support.

Round 1
Sharron informs Noel she will use her lottery numbers to help select her boxes today

7 - £15,000 New player Billy opens his box to groans from the audience
9 - £250 cheers for that one
14 - £50,000 'oooohhss' all round - Noel says the audience need to sort out their noises and Sharron decides to drop her lottery number strategy
11 - £100,000 Even bigger 'oooohhhsss'
12 - £10,000

Not a great start there and the banker phones and says he enjoyed that round before Noel interrupts and mentions the 'pasting' that he took over the past few days. The banker offers Sharron £870 which is a play on Lance's win yesterday of £87,000. Sharron surprisingly calls her husband down to consult on the decision and then declares NO DEAL.

Round 2
2 - £5,000
19 - £100 the blue is met with great cheers
4 - £35,000 more groans from the audience
Sharron cannot seem to stop hitting a large number in each round.

Noel tells the banker that Sharron has fantastic timing in that she has avoided numerous disasters around the world while travelling, the banker offers £4,500 and informs Sharron to use her timing skills to leave now with that offer. Sharron asks the audience for some advice and one attractive young lady pipes up DEAL, Noel singles her out and the banker phones back to ask for her phone number, Noel says that he wouldn't mind her number either... Sharron decides to NO DEAL

Round 3
18 - £5
21 - £3,000
20 - £250,000

Banker makes an offer of £1,313 based on Sharron's run of bad luck in the game. Noel goes back to the young lady in the audience for advice again, this time she says to NO DEAL - Sharron agrees and says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Sharron asks her husband to pick a box this time as she is having no luck
17 - 10p her husband delivers
1 - £50
Sharron asks the contestants if they feel they have a blue number in their box, there is not a lot of response apart from one who says he thinks his is blue'ish... Noel returns to the young lady in the audience yet again for advice and she says to go with box 22, he then gives her a slip of paper to which she asks is it Noel's phone number. Noel retorts back that does she think he would give out his phone number to her on a TV and asks her to read it out, it reads 'It's time for a break'

After the break Sharron goes with the audience member’s choice of
22 - 50p

Sharron comments that the board is starting to even up now, Noel makes a similar comment to the banker who in turn offers £3,131 which is the last offer with the numbers flipped. Sharron very quickly says NO DEAL.

Round 5
16 - £1,000 Spookily Ashley predicts an almost blue which is what Noel calls the £1,000
3 - £500
Sharron again lets her husband choose the next box.
6 - £75,000 her husband apologises

The banker phones very quickly and offers £950, Noel asks all the contestants for their opinions and it's NO DEAL all round. Sharron agrees and says NO DEAL.

Round 6
5 - £750
8 - £10 greeted with cheers and whistles from the audience
15 - £1 Big cheers again

With 1p and £20,000 left Sharron says she doesn't mind what she wins as she can't really loose now, she will either walk away with £20,000 or be famous in the 1p club.

The Banker calls and offers £3,000, this relates to a comment Sharron made earlier in the show where she said she hadn't come along to go away with £3,000.

Sharron gives a little speech to the audience saying she will be happy with whatever the outcome is of the game and not to be unhappy for her if she wins the 1p.

Sharron tells Noel NO DEAL

The banker phones and Sharron asks if she can take the call, she does and before the banker can say anything she quickly says 'No I don't want the swap thankyou' and hangs up on him!!!!

Noel opens box 10 to reveal 1p, and Sharron becomes the 8th member of the 1p club which is becoming not so exclusive now.....

Box 13 is opened to reveal £20,000, in an unlucky game the box with an unlucky number would have given a lucky outcome!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lance's Game Report

After the superb game from Nick yesterday we hope for a repeat or even better result today. Noel greets us to the dream factory wearing another of his summer shirt collection and mentions Nick's great win of yesterday before discovering that today's contestant is Lance. Lance makes his way down the walk of wealth but drops his photos on the way, which are rescued by Noel. Lance was a novelty producer and produces a 'fart machine' much to Noels amusement - this is set to be a hilarious game, hopefully also a wealthy game for Lance. During the introduction Noel disappears off set and reappears with a bowler hat!!! With the lucky that was produced on Mondays show could be a theme that will run through the whole series.

Round 1
17 - 1p great start gets a big cheer all around
5 - £750
3 - 10p
14 - £15,000 mixed reactions on this box
8 - £10,000 produces an 'OUCH' from Lance

The banker mentions that Lance is his doppelganger and wonders if Lance will be able to second-guess him, Lance wonders if the banker is actually an old school friend of his!! After much banter and Noel being creased up in hysterics the Banker makes an offer of £10,000 to which Lance says 'Right see ya' in a fake 'Deal', after a little banter he says NO DEAL.

Round 2
6 - £3,000
9 - £100
16 - £5

The banker makes an offer of £25,000 which is received with much applause from the audience and 'Splendid offer' from Lance. Lance ponders for a while before saying NO DEAL.

Round 3
15 - £250,000
12 - £5,000
2 - £500

The banker offers £12,500 which is almost immediately NO Dealed

Round 4
1 - £35,000
13 - £10
19 - £50,000 Ouch - Lance chose box 18 before this, but changed his mind after the break - hopefully it won't come back to haunt him.....

The banker makes an offer of £9,600 which Lance doesn't even consider and chooses his next box before Noel pulls him up and says he needs to answer the question first!! Lance replies NO DEAL...

Round 5
18 - £20,000 greeted with groans....
10 - 50p
20 - £1,000

Noel answers the banker wearing the bowler hat and receives some wolf whistles from the audience. The banker makes an offer of £17,500 to which Noel says that with him wearing the lucky bowler hat and Lance having a sniff of the lucky teabag that was used in earlier shows he could go onto wonderous things. Lance ponders on this for a while and then says he 'is feeling lucky' followed by 'NO DEAL'.

Round 6
21 - £250 cheers all round
11 - £50 even more cheers and Lance says it's now getting exciting!!!
4 - £1 produces an incredible response from the whole studio

Lance produces an incredible all-blue round and leaves the £100,000 and £75,000 on the board.

The Banker makes an offer of £87,000. Noel asks Lance if he is 'loaded', he replies he used to be but has lost some significant amounts in the past and both the amounts on the board are huge amounts of money as is the offer. After mentioning that the money would help his daughters get onto the property ladder he announces that he will DEAL for £87,000.

Noel opens Lance's box 22 to reveal the £100,000, so Lance sells his box short but produces an amazing and VERY entertaining game. I am sure there will be debates that rage on for a long as to whether Lance should have taken the gamble on the last offer as it was almost in the middle of the two large amounts left, but Lance provided fantastic entertainment and I don't think many will disagree with that.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nick's Game Report

Noel greets us in summer mode today sporting a short sleeved shirt, and comments on the way this season has continued the unfortunate end to last season with low wins. He encourages the contestants to play with courage and forget about the previous 200+ games.....

Today's contestant is Nick an AV installer from Romford, Noel comments that he knows Romford well as he used to live there. Nick has his girlfriend with him in the audience and Noel has a bit of flirty banter with her. Nick has box 13 today, but says he is not superstitious.

Round 1
18 - £500 greeted with cheers
1 - £100,000 greeted with groans all around the studio, Nick says it's still early days.
6 - £3,000
7 - 1p Nick will not be joining his namesake in the 1p club today
16 - £1,000

Noel has a little chat with Nick before the banker and Nick reveals that he was previously a salesman in a Hi-Fi shop but was too honest and won't oversell to his customers so went changed to installing electrical systems, Nick says his motto is 'Who dares wins'. The banker likes the honesty side to Nick but the motto borrowed from the SAS doesn't go down well, Nick then comes back to say it's not borrowed from the SAS it's borrowed from Del Boy on Only Fools and Horses.

The Banker goes on with an opening offer of £8,000 - This is declined by Nick

Round 2
Nick wants to stand for this round, so Noel jumps in his chair.
9 - £250
17 - £1
21 - £50
An all-blue round, fantastic second round.

Noel goes to a few contestants while waiting for the banker to ring with what could be an interesting offer, the contestants all encourage Nick with what is a great board. The Banker calls and says that he is shaken!! He says 'Bravo 2 zero and if you don't accept the offer you are a plonker' offer is £20,000. This greeted by great appalause around the studio and Nick admits it's a fantastic offer and he has never had £8,000 in his account let alone £20,000 but says 'NO DEAL'

Round 3
22 -£10
8 - £100 studio erupts into applause
2 - £5 the whole studio goes wild
FANTASTIC round again with another All-Blue round

Nick is amazed at the game and says he needs his seat back, the banker calls and asks Nick if he could look at the colour balance on the board as it seems to be faulty and showing too much red. He goes on to offer £31,000. Nick looks overwhelmed with the offer and says he is getting speechless with these offers, his girlfriend also says it is a fantastic offer but there is still a great board up there. Nick Says 'NO DEAL' and then whips the audience up into a frenzy......

Round 4
14 - £10,000
4 - 50p
10 - £750
Another superb round for Nick with only one blue remaining on the board. Nick says he needs to sit down again before hearing the offer.

Noel asks the banker for no mind games now starts to wind up the banker with a bit of banter about his chequebook. The banker apologises for his earlier sarcastic comments regarding Nick's motto.

The banker makes an offer of £45,000, Nick is looks even more overwhelmed with this offer and says he needs help on this offer. He goes to his fellow contestants and starts with Lance who says
that is a fantastic offer but to make up his own mind on it as he is not getting involved and then performs a little chicken dance. Nick gets a little more advice before deciding to DEAL and take the £45,000

Proveout rounds now, with such a strong board was it the right move?

Round 5
12 - £250,000 Superb - Studio erupts as the box is revealed
20 - 50p
15 - £75,0000
The 2 highest values on the board removed and the banker would have offered £25,000

Round 6
19 - £15,000
3 - £35,000
5 - £50,000
Excellant proveout round and shows what a fantastic deal Nick has made. The banker would have offered £10,000 at this stage with £20,000 and £5,000 left on the board.

Noel opens Nick's box 13 to reveal £5,000 and proves what a superb game Nick played.

Noel says that this would have been a superb opening game for the new season but it's only a day late. It's seems to have been a while now that the banker has taking a hammering, but Nick has done this.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Lindsay's Game Report

Well we are finally back after the summer break for a new series of Deal or No Deal. Sorry for the very late game summary today, but I ran into some nice Bank Holiday motorway traffic which totally upset the plans for the whole day, tomorrows game summary should be put up at a far more respectable time.......

Noel welcomes us back with a quick recap of series one with Jennifer's £120,000 win and the seven members of the 1p club.

Lindsay plays the first game of series 2 and comes to the 'pound table' with box number 3.

Lindsay shows her pics of her mum, dad and son - we are also introduced to her friend in the audience.

Well here we go...

Round 1
20 - £5
15 - £100
19 - £250,000
22 - £20,000
21 - 1p

Not a great start to series 2 with the £250,000 going in the first round, how will the banker start the new series?

Banker informs Noel that his files on the contestants have been damaged in a flood and the only surviving part of Lindsay's file is 'Lindsay is very s....'

The banker then makes an opening offer of £5,000

Lindsay says 'No Deal'

Round 2
13 - £5,000
8 - £1

Lindsay calls the Ad break

Back from the break and the final box before the banker is...

10 - £35,000

Banker informs us the 's' stood for sarcastic in Lindsays's file and makes an offer of 1p!!!!

He then phones back and makes the real offer of £8,500

Lindsay says 'No Deal'

Round 3
17 - £10,000
7 - 10p
16 - £50

Banker's offer - £12,500

After asking the audience for advice Lindsay says 'No Deal'

Round 4
2 - £50,000
6 - £1,000

Lindsay chooses box 12 next, but a break is called before we can see the contents

Back from the break and Lindsay has changed her mind and now want s box 1, it contains 50p.

Banker sticks with his previous offer of £12,500.....

All the contestants on the wings say there is one more deal on the board and Noel then does a first for the show and takes Lindsay OUTSIDE of the studio to ask a member of the public what Lindsay should do!!!

Noel has spoken in previous interviews that he would love to take a contestant outside of the studio and stop a bus to ask what the contestant should do, well he has now achieved this ambition and escorts Lindsay through the studio car park and out onto a main road. He flags down a passing cyclist and explains the situation of the gameboard and the offer made by the banker, the cyclist weighs up the situation and says that Lindsay should No Deal. Noel thanks the cyclist and then makes his way back into the studio with Lindsay, on the way back he stops to ask on of the studio security guards their opinion as well... They also say No Deal

Lindsay takes everyones advice and says 'No Deal'

Round 5
13 - £75,000
4 - £250
14 - £15,000

The banker phones and says that he went outside and asked a passing cyclist what his offer should be and they said £7,000, so that's what he offers.....

Lindsay says No Deal and we have an 'all or nothing' game now....

Round 6
5 - £100,000 Oh dear......
11 - £3,000
12 - £750

We are now treated to a new feature for the new series and all the previous offers are shown on the screen, this would be a great feature if was done for all the previous rounds.

Banker offers - £200

Lindsay says No Deal and opens her box number 3 and reveals £500

Box 9 has the £10

Not a great start winnings wise for the new series, but a couple of 'interesting' features in the first show with Noel taking the contestant outside the studio and the previous offers captions. We will have to watch tomorrow to see if there are any other subtle changes.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Deal or No Deal returns Mon 28th August for New series

Deal or No Deal returns to our screens again on Monday 28th August. The show starts slightly earlier for the first show on Monday at 16:10 (4:10pm), but then slips back into it's regular timeslot for the rest of the week at 16:15 (4:15pm), finishing off the week on Saturday at 17:50 (5:50pm).

However, the following week beginning Mon 4th September the show moves to a new timeslot of 16:45 (4:45pm) this is due to Paul o'Grady's illness which means he is unable to start the new run of his live show.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Noel makes return to BBC 1

Noel Edmonds is to make a return to BBC 1 by presenting a one-off live national lottery special, the show is a two-part 90-minute special. Below is the full press release issued by the BBC earlier today announcing Noel's return.

Noel Edmonds makes his return to BBC ONE on Saturday 23 September as the host of National Lottery Day – nearly 12 years after he presented the first ever Lottery show on the channel.

The show is a two-part 90-minute extravaganza celebrating the Good Causes the National Lottery has supported over the last 12 years.

The National Lottery – Everyone's A Winner is a one-off exciting game show played live on the night, with celebrity guests playing alongside contestants in the studio, at home and at Lottery-funded locations around the country for a chance to win big prizes.

The show will also reveal the winners of the National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational work of Lottery-funded projects, and cover some of the special National Lottery Day events taking place around the country.

Noel Edmonds said: "I relish the opportunity of once again hosting a major live TV event for the BBC, and look forward to developing exciting new programme ideas compatible with my long-term commitment to Deal or No Deal."

Peter Fincham, Controller, BBC ONE, added: "Noel is a presenter of immense talent and it is great to have him back on BBC ONE - this marks the beginning of a new chapter between Noel and the channel, we hope he will present more innovative live TV specials."

Since it began in 1994, the National Lottery has raised £18.6bn for Good Causes, with more than 240,000 grants awarded.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mally Welburn's Biography

Ex-contestant Mally Welburn has written his first book of a trilogy detailing his life, this biographical account tells the story of a boy who survived a childhood of neglect and abuse. Mally is a well-known West Hull character who last year won £54,000 on Deal Or No Deal

Mally has written a brief outline of his biography below

Visit Mally's website to find out more and also to order your own copy of the book.

Well over 3 years ago when I was at the lowest point of my life when I thought I had lost everything business wise, I sat in a derelict building, lost everything, living in there really made me think what's it all about and what and were are you going, what road do you take and what went wrong, and were are you from and whys it all go wrong.

So you sit at an out of date computer and with one finger start tapping away well I started with, were am I from. Am one of 8 lads also am a twin, they say my father should of breed rabbits in the end he did, also my mother could not cope with the loss of her only daughter in a fire at the age of 2, Susan would have been the 3rd oldest, well you can imagine what life must of being like in the 50's your mother and father trying for that other child to be a girl, even when mother was expecting twins you would of thought one of them would have been a girl.
Well no first of the twins was me Mally and that was over 48 years ago, and to this day my father as never once put his arms round me or give me that support he did my twin the only thing I got off him were severe beatings, and also witness the beatings he gave to my loving mother.

It all started when he would come home from sea as a deep-sea trawler man, my father was a big big man he was feared by most grown men and when he said drink that half a bottle of rum from an early age 7 if not you got a clout and when you got that clout of me dad you soon got the bounce back ability (of the walls then stand up straight and stop frowning what's frowning when your 7 years of age well mother could not cope and I followed my other 5 brothers in to children's homes, approve schools, borstal, detention centres, and finally prison all through alcohol yes booze, who do you blame?

Well I have been down them wrong roads all through fighting when in drink, well at the age of forty I decided to do something about my life and I stopped drinking that was over 8 years ago now.

I started a business with a £1 in my pocket and in my book will tell you all the brick walls I've faced in business, people you thought you could trust, one minute your up the next your down, there is always someone out there trying to have yer pants down, then you go for big brother you get to the very last stages. I tell you all about that in me book, but the most life changing thing that happened to me was when I got the call to say your on Deal or No Deal Mally, well the rest as they say is £54 grand I tell you all about deal or no deal and all the great people along the way, I also was a fisherman for 15 years of my life. The book will tell you how this outcast as fought adversity and I mean adversity to the point I was living among the rats.

I hope the book can inspire others because believe I don't like blowing my own trumpet this is not a book I want to climb to the top of the mountain and shout about, it speaks for its self and others do the speaking for you. It is the fastest selling book in the history of browns book shop in hull please check it out.

It could not of being possible without the win on deal or no deal, I have paid for it all myself and I give a £1 to NSPCC FROM every book sold through my website with the help of Paul and John not forgetting Lisa,so we can help others hopefully don't have to suffer like I did.

Am sorry if I've gone on a bit but I hope you get the chance to read it then you can give me your comments like hundreds have up to now and its not being out 3 weeks.

Visit Mally's website here

You can also order a copy of his book from his website

where £2 from every order goes to NSPCC

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Your opportunity to own something very special

As promised in the last game report, this blog (to be exact administrator rights to this blog) are now being sold on ebay. Proceeds from the sale will go to a range of cancer charities.

So what do you get for your money? Dond is the most popular game show on UK TV, the blog receives 1000s of visitors per day when the series is being broadcast, and even during its break time we have been witnessing 100s of people coming to the site each day and spending long periods reading through its pages.

DONDUK has opened up a new genre of web site; fans watch the program and then immediately go to the blog to see what someone else made of it, in just the same way as football supporters read match reports on games they have just attended.

But DONDUK is much more than just a straight summary of the game; some of the game reports here have had me crying with laughter, while others leave me speechless at the cruelty of fate. And then there are the additional submissions covering an enormous range of items, such as photos of contestants in the hotel, and of course the most popular page in the blog - DOND and the Art of War.

So there you are, you have the chance to own and direct one of the most popular blogs on the internet, can you really let it pass? Go to the ebay page and make a bid, you know you want to.