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, December 29, 2006

Lucy's Game Report

Noel talks about risk and reward, greed and ambition, and the contestants challenge of getting that balance just right to produce the perfect game for them.

It's Lucy's turn in the 'Crazy Chair' and she has box 10 today, She moves the chair and gets comfy as she says she is going to be there a long time!! Noel runs off stage and gets a chair for himself and sits next to Lucy, we learn that Lucy is training to be a driving instructor, so expect lots of women driving jokes today!!! Lucy loves Vegas and is not afraid of gambling.

Round 1
3 - £100 BIG cheers
16 - 10p
1 - £15,000 a few groans for the first red
5 - £10 Newbie Daniel
17 - £5

Noel says one of the best starts for a very long time and Lucy says be very afraid! The banker calls and offers £14,400, Lucy says NO DEAL.

Round 2
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE very early in the game
8 - £100,000
More chants
6 - £50
More chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start again and Noel encourages it even more to lat throughout the commercial break.
15 - £20,000 Chants turn to groans...

The banker thinks that Lucy disguises her feelings, she says that's not right and what you see is what she feels. The banker thinks her eyes gives it all away and offers £9,400, Marriete thinks there is more in the game as does Lucy's friend in the audience, Lucy says NO DEAL.

Round 3
13 - £750
20 - £75,000 groans for another of the power 5
4 - 50p

Lucy's not sure how many boxes she's opened, and the banker calls and says he's stuck in gear now!! He offers £9,400, Lucy says she would like to beat the banker up!!! The banker calls back!! He says come and have a go if you think you are hard enough!! Lucy says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Noel builds up the drama
11 - £1 Big cheers
14 - £5,000
21 - £250,000 Big groans all around

The banker says he was shocked by the way Lucy handled the loss of the £250,000, he expected her to be more devastated by it's loss and show more emotion, he offers £8,000. Lucy turns to her friend and asks what she would do if she was sat in the chair, she says she would go on. The banker calls back and he wants to speak to Lucy, they have a little chat and Noel wonders if Lucy will share the chat with us, she says no he was just trying to play mind games, she then says NO DEAL.

Round 5
The chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start again
22 - £250
9 - 1p
more chants
12 - £35,000 Chants turn to groans

Noel says it's shaping up to Lucy possibly having to go all the way now, the banker offers £9,100, there are groans from the pilgrims. Lucy says it was a little tight, she calls her friend down from the audience for support, she goes to Conor who says it is very similar to Neil's game now. Lucy says DEAL. Lucy reveals that she has promised her friend half of her winnings so couldn't risk leaving with nothing.

Round 6 - Proveout round
2 - £500
7 - £3,000
19 - £50,000

It's time for the banker with £10,000 and £1,000 remaining, he would have offered £4,550,
Lucy would have gone on at that offer.

Noel opens Lucy's box 10 and reveals £10,000, box 18 contains the £1,000.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Neil's game report

Noel talks about Joey's game yesterday and how she did the assassination of her own game! Although she did pull it around and walked away with a nice sum at the end of the game.

It's Neil's turn to take the walk of wealth and he has box 16 today, Noel asks Neil about his hearing problem, which is problems hearing higher tones like car alarms and women! Noel introduces Neil's wife and says that because of Neil's hearing problem she won't be influencing too much today as he can't hear her!!!

Round 1
1 - £5,000
2 - £100,000 BIG groans for that one...
Neil goes to Don with box 6 but is a little unsure as he had £50,000 yesterday... He decides to go with him.
6 - £50,000 Same again today!!
12 - £5
9 - £10

Could have been better says Neil, he thinks the banker will see him as a dark horse. The banker says he thinks he has the same hearing problem as Neil as he has been married 6 times and can't get on with women!!! He then makes an opening offer of £7,500, Neil goes to his wife who says you know what you are going to do, and Neil says NO DEAL.

Round 2
13 - 10p Big cheers for the low blue
17 - £1
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
15 - £750

Neil gets his all blue round and Noel says the offer has to go up now after the all blue round! Neil says that he hopes so as the banker calls and says that all horses can go lame at some point, even dark horses!!! He then offers £12,500, Neil's wife says it's a great offer, Neil says NO DEAL.

Round 3
22 - £500 Big cheers and applause as the blues keep going
4 - 1p Bigger cheers and shouts for the 1p
Noel says the dark horse could be saddled with £250,000 here - Noel does his utmost to jinx this blue run!!!
19 - £250,000 NOEL!!!!!!! He does it yet again!

It's the end of the lucky streak Noel tells the banker, who offers £8,500. Neil goes to his wife for advice, but says he has made his mind up already! He says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Neil picks box 3, but then stops Noel before he can ask for it to be opened as something is drawing him away from it
18 - £35,000 Never change your mind says Neil, and decides to go with his original choice next
3 - £10,000 Groans for another red
11 - £50

Neil says there are still some good amounts on the board and the banker offers £8,500, he sticks. Noel tells Neil to think carefully here and Neil asks for a sweep, everyone says there is at least another round in the game and to play on, Neil says NO DEAL.

Round 5
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
7 - £3,000 it's fine says Noel
More chants
21 - £250 Big cheers for that one
More chants
20 - £15,000 groans for that one

Not an ideal finish to the round says Noel, and the banker offers £14,500. Noel says it's a very clever offer from the banker and if only Neil could have held onto a few more reds it would have changed a lot. Neil says DEAL.

Round 6 - proveout round
10 - £1,000
8 - £75,000 Big relief there
5 - £20,000

It's time for the banker's final offer with 50p and £100 remaining, the banker calls and says he would have offered £44. Neil says he would have played on crying....

Neil says he would have swapped his box if was offered at this point in the game, Noel opens Neil's box 16 and reveals 50p, box 14 contains £100.

Neil deals at the perfect time in his game and walks away with the highest amount the banker was offering in his game.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Specials

Deal or No Deal has a few festive surprises instore for us over Christmas

There are going to be TWO shows on Christmas day and TWO shows on Boxing day, there will be shows in the afternoon and then primetime shows in the evening as well.

The afternoon shows will be regular games, but the two primetime shows are setting show history with an increased top prize of £500,000!

In these two special shows the £15,000 amount will be dropped from the gameboard and the £500,000 added.

The write up on the Radio Times site gives the following information for the Primetime show - This festive edition features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and Noel's Christmas box of presents, while the contestants have been given the chance to vote for who they think should play and get the chance to win 500,000 pounds.

On Christmas day the show will be broadcast at 3:10pm - 4:05pm, with the primetime show going out at 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

On Boxing day the show will be broadcast at 4:15pm - 5:00pm, with the primetime show going out at 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sara's Game Report

A quizzical Noel does the intro question today, he talks about Simon's game yesterday and how it compared to Jim's game earlier in the week, also how it may have affected Simon's decision in the game. He reminds everyone to forget about past games and play their games as if there have been no other games.

It's Sarah's turn in the crazy chair and she has box 20 today, and is told to take the walk of wealth carefully as she has a small china cat perched on top of her box, Noel says it looks terrible!!! Sarah has her husband Scott in the audience with her today, she wants to win enough to totally spoil Scott. Jenny is still ill today so Danny is on double box duty and Noel promises him some sweets at the end of the show for all his hard work!!

Round 1
18 - £250 BIG cheers and Noel does a terrible Irish accent for Conor!!
5 - £100 More cheers
1 - £5,000 John is told to stay behind for box practice
6 - £20,000 a few groans
4 - £3,000

Sarah says that is OK as she still has the power 5, we learn about Sarah's pet business that she runs. The banker tells us he borrows his neighbour’s cat for stroking!!! He appreciates the discount that Sarah has offered him, although he doesn't want her to WINALOT!!! He offers £9,000, Sarah says it's a fair offer, and Scott says it's reasonable, Sarah says NO DEAL.

Round 2
21 - £100,000 groans all around
10 - £750 Cheers as the blue goes
2 - £75,000 ewwww goes Sarah and Noel

Noel says there is a BIG whole in the board now for the cats to get in, the banker says it was BIG prang!!! He offers £11,000, Noel says he is surprised at that offer, Scott says it is about right, Steve(wrighty says it about right but to go on) Brian says much the same but is told to be more cheerful!! Sarah says NO DEAL.

Round 3
Sarah goes to Joey next, but Noel is worried about Joey's assassin name!! Although she’s not produced high numbers for quite a while now.
15 - 10p
22 - £50,000 Groans for that one
9 - £500

Noel says the £250,000 is looking exposed now, he asks Scott where he thinks the banker will go now, Scott thinks that the banker will raise his offer a little. The banker offers £13,000, Sarah says it's a good offer and she's pleased with it, she says she knows that she is taking a risk by going on but accepts that. Before Noel can ask the question the banker calls back!! He raises the offer to £15,000, the raise surprises Sarah, Scott says it's only a couple of grand. Sarah says NO DEAL.

Round 4
7 - £1 Big cheers
19 - £50 more cheers
Sarah goes to 16 next and Noel builds up the possibility of an all blue round and the higher offers that would have to follow, he then calls an AD break just as the seal is about to be removed from the box! After the break Noel goes over to box 16 and shows that the seal is not broken and Sarah can change her mind, she doesn't and sticks with box 16

16 - £250,000 What a nightmare says Sarah

Sarah asks if she can change her mind now!! The banker offers £5,000, Sarah says that offer was to be expected and NO DEAL.

Round 5
12 - £1,000
3 - £15,000 groans for the safety net going
17 - £5 Cheers for the blue

Noel says we are now in the 'how brave are you territory', the banker offers £7,000. Noel goes for a little sweep and warns that this info will go on their file!!!! Most say NO DEAL, Sarah says NO DEAL. That is brave says Noel...

Round 6
8 - 1p Big cheers and applause for the perfect start
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
14 - £35,000 Groans as the highest red disappears
13 - 50p

That round leaves a final 2 of £10,000 and £10, the banker says this will be a lesson to everyone not to disrespect the banker and his money!!! He offers £2,000 the amount that Scott originally commented on that was 'ONLY a £2,000 raise in the offer' earlier in the game! Sarah says NO DEAL

Noel opens Sarah's box 20 and reveals £10! Box contains the £10,000.

Sarah says their is no justice in the game, Noel says that it's true and you have to go for it and Sarah should have gone away with £10,000 at the very least.

Sarah played a very brave game today especially with the recent games that have crashed, it was VERY interesting that Noel really made an effort to include Sarah's husband in the game after his rants and raves since Donna's game when he told everyone not to include their input into their games!! Noel seemed to dismiss all his speeches of the past few games!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Simon's Game Report

Noel wears his jigsaw pattern shirt for us today as he welcomes us to the dream factory but he as well as dreams it also produces nightmares. He warns everyone about being heavily influenced by their friends or partners in the audience. Ned and especially Donna gets mentioned in this speech about NOT being influenced by anyone other than themselves! He really lays it on that games have gone disastrously wrong when players have taken onboard advice from others. Donna's game yesterday still seems to have struck a chord with Noel and it clearly shows that he was not impressed with the way that game played out.

It's Simon's turn at the 'Pound Table' and he has box 18 today, and he has his wife Kate in the audience for support, Noel asks how much influence Kate will have in the game!! He says absolutely NONE!! Noel is not so sure and tells Simon to make sure that it is very much HIS game. Noel asks how people can afford to take so much time off from their jobs to play the game, Simon tells us that he saved up his holiday time from his employer. Jenny is off ill today, Danny is on double box duty.

Round 1
6 - £50,000 groans for a power 5 value
5 - £500 cheers for the blue
1 - £15,000 ripple of applause as Simon say it's alright
11 - 50p
3 - £35,000 silence for the lowest power 5

Simon remains positive with the board as the highest 3 are still in play, Joey the baby faced assassin gets a mention over her run of high boxes (although they have been low of late the name has stuck!). The banker is really happy with the outcome of yesterday’s game. He says he feels more alive than ever before! He says it's amazing how energizing the tears of a young lady can be!! Simon told us earlier that he found £10 outside the hotel last night and the banker says he lost £10 last night on one of his undercover missions to the hotel!! Noel says Simon is now in the hall of fame with this opening offer of MINUS £10!! As he wants his £10 back!! The banker calls back and then offers £2,002, Simon says NO DEAL.

Round 2
21 - £10
Simon looks to Joey but Noel says you're not going there are you and Simon says no...
19 - £5,000
14 - £250,000

Noel still talks about Simon not being influenced by his partner, he also tells the banker not to say anything, the banker wants to speak to Simon's wife Kate!! She tells him that she is very optimistic about the game today, the banker told her that she is foxy! He then offers £5,000, he says he has got his way now and has got Simon's wife involved in the game!! Simon says NO DEAL.

Round 3
2 - £100 Newbie Conor
9 - £250
17 - £1

It's a superb all blue round and Simon whips up the pilgrims. The banker is irritated now and says the mind games are over, but then says this offer is straight out of Jim's game!! He offers £9,900, Simon says that is a very good offer, Sarah says that round was a turning point in the game and it would be very unlucky to take out both the £75,000 and £100,000 next round. Simon says NO DEAL.

Round 4
12 - £5 YES says Simon
22 - £100,000 Groans followed by silence
Simon goes to box 4 next, but Noel queries this decision as he wanted to avoid it earlier, there is a BIG build up that Simon is convinced that he has £75,000
4 - £75,000

Noel tells the banker to stop laughing, the banker is homing in on Sarah after the comment about Simon not taking out the £100,000 and £75,000 in one round, he offers £1,004, Simon says NO DEAL.

Round 5
7 - £3,000
8 - £1,000
16 - 1p BIG CHEERS

We needed that says Noel, but it's a shame the other reds went, the banker talks about Simon's wife but Noel tells him to stop, he then offers £4,004. Simon turns to Kate who says don't turn to me! Simon says NO DEAL.

Round 6
Kate asks everyone in the studio to rub their hands for luck and chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start.
20 - £10,000 It's all or nothing as only the £20,000 remains in the reds
15 - £50 BIG CHEERS for Joey's low blue
Simon is stuck now as the 2 numbers he didn't want left remain.
10 - £750

That round leaves a final 2 of £20,000 and 10p, can the £20,000 be on the table again!!!

The banker talks about Jim's game and how he wants to replicate that game with Simon going away with almost nothing! He offers £5,990, Simon goes to Kate but she says that she doesn't want to get involved. There is a LOT of talk about Jim's game, Paul tells Simon to put Jim's game out of his head and play it as he would play it not knowing Jim's result. Simon says DEAL.

Noel asks Simon if he had gone on would he have taken the swap, Simon say NO WAY!

Noel opens Simon's box 18 and reveals 10p, box 13 contains the £20,000.

In the closeout of the show Noel talks about Simon playing his own game today and while taking advice he ultimately made his own decisions, he hopes the future contestants will take this on board and play their own games as well. The recent game outcomes where there has been a lot of influence from friends or relations has clearly hit a nerve with Noel, but didn't he start including outside influence into the game in the first place?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Donna's Game Report

Another day in at the dream factory and in Noel's intro he underlines the NO DEAL part of his opening gambit! Does Noel prefer the No Dealers? Noel talks about Jim's heartbreak game of yesterday and tells everyone to put that behind them and play their own game today.

It's Donna's turn in the 'Crazy Chair' and she has box 1 today, she's from Essex and is a secretary for a construction company. Noel quizzes Donna about her job but she struggles with Noel's questions, Noel says he's just trying to break in her gently with these easy questions as the more difficult ones come up in the game! Donna has her fiancé in the audience for support today and we learn a little about how he proposed to her, Donna is hopefully looking to win enough for a deposit on a house.

Round 1
Donna struggles to choose her first box, so Noel prompts her.
19 - £250 Big cheers for the blue
12 - £750 more cheers
Donna is really struggling to choose her boxes at the moment.
4 - £500
14 - £1,000
18 - £35,000 a few groans for the lowest power 5

Donna says that's OK. The banker does an impression of Donna on the phone as a secretary, being very vague with his replies!! The banker says his cook is from Essex, she had an accident the other day and cut herself! He asked where are you bleeding from and she said Romford!!! Terrible joke!! He offers £10,000.

Donna says that's a years salary, and Noel tells her to drive back there tomorrow and ask for more for all the promotion her company has got today. Noel asks if Donna is nervous today after Jim's game yesterday, and she says yes that really shook her up! Donna then says NO DEAL.

Round 2
15 - £15,000
10 - £50,000 'OH WHAT' says Donna to silence from the studio
Noel tells Donna not to worry, as there are still big numbers in play, Donna wants to leave Simon until the end but decides to choose him after the break...
Back from the break and Noel says that Donna is more relaxed now.
8 - 1p OMG says Donna as she rushes over to hug Simon.

The banker says he was hoping for a better round there, and he's finding Donna hard to read, he then offers £10,000, he sticks. Donna turns to her fiancé who says there are still loads of blues there, Donna says NO DEAL.

Round 3
Donna thinks of picking newbie Paul with box 5 but is afraid he'll have a big one, so goes elsewhere.
2 - £75,000 Groans for that one
20 - 10p Cheers to that one
16 - £20,000 YES that's fine shouts Donna

Noel says that was a really disappointing round although Donna seems happy with the board. The banker says he wants to be cruel but can't be and offers £7,500. Donna's fiancé joins her at the pound table for a little chat, Noel chips in that if the 2 big ones stay in play during the next round the offers with soar, Donna says NO DEAL.

Donna's fiancé stays at the table and takes a sip of her tea, Noel asks if he would like anything else? He says yes, a bacon sandwich would be nice, so Noel calls for a bacon sandwich to be brought out!!

Round 4
7 - £3,000
11 -50p
Donna perks up when she realises that both of the top 2 can't be taken out now, although she struggles to choose the next number as all the numbers mean something now!! Noel calls another AD break.
9 - £100 BIG CHEERS all around

It's a good round for Donna, Noel offers to get Donna a chair as her fiancé is sitting in hers! Meanwhile the banker offers £21,000, the banker is worried as the big 2 are still in play - OMG says Donna. Donna really struggles over this offer, her fiancé reminds her that had always talked about a certain figure, Noel runs through the different plays now and says that the £21,000 is real money now that she can walk away with, although if Donna produces an all blue round now the banker will have to offer in excess of £50,000. He asks which would she regret more the fact that she could have been the first £250,000 or going home without the £21,0000, her fiancé says going home without the £21,0000. Donna says she is ready for the question and says DEAL.

Round 5 - Proveout round
21 - £1 silence for the lowest blue - Would have been a great start says Noel
5 - £50 BIG GROANS for another blue - OH WHAT says Donna and she doesn't to play anymore!!! Noel wonders if Donna is going to replicate Ingerlise's agony!!
13 - £10,000 ARRGGH says Donna

Donna says she is having a domestic now with her fiancé as he said to deal but she wanted to play on, he says it was her decision. Noel lets us hear the banker laughing down the phone, and says that with her fiancés help they have squandered £59,000!! Donna is now in tears.

Round 6 - proveout round
17 - £5 More groans and its perfection says Noel
22 - £10 unbelievable as the last blue goes! The whole studio and Donna cannot believe this round. Donna asks her fiancé to choose the next box, he says it's her call as it's her game.
3 - £5,000 UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

The perfect round!! £100,000 and £250,000 remain!!

I can't believe this says Donna as she starts to take out her frustration on her fiancé!! Donna is really distressed over this and says she is going to be sick! The banker would have offered £170,000, this gets an enormous groan from the pilgrims. Donna is in tears, and asks why didn't she have the guts to go on, Noel tells her to remember her feeling when offered the £21,000 and how much that sum meant to her at the time.

Noel opens Donna's box 1 and reveals £250,000. It's there!! Donna is in tears as the whole studio falls into silence, there are shocked reactions all over the studio. Box 6 contains the £100,000.

Noel tells Donna to focus on the £21,000 win and remember that £21,000 is still a lot of money and will help her greatly. Donna says she is really thankful for that and thanks for having me.

On Noels voiceover at the end he talks about the worrying trend of family and friends influencing the course of the games, and the fact that it's a game about one person taking on the banker and good fortune, and when contestants deviate from this they miss the chance of a lifetime.

That was an incredibly painful game to watch at times as the proveout rounds compounded Donna's anguish with every box opening. This game is certainly going to provide many talking points over the whole game. The involvement of someone close to the person in the decision making, whether the deal was right or wrong at the point it was taken, Noel's labouring of the wrong decision. Of course we only see a small edited section of the whole game and it's down to the production team how we perceive the final airing, and it's their job to provide an entertainment drama, as Noel likes to put it.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Jim's Game Report

A giggly Noel whispers the Deal or No Deal intro today! He welcomes us and the pilgrims to the dream factory, and tries to sum last week’s shows and decides to call them the 'one's that got away'. Noel wonders if we will have the first wedding or even birth on the show this week after Lynsey and Martin's engagement last week!!

It's Jim's turn to take the 'Walk of Wealth' and he has box 19 today, it sounded as though Noel was going to tell him to 'Come on down' then!!!!!

Jim is a life skills instructor for autistic children, Noel runs through the numerous jobs that Jim has had - I lost count!! We see a pic of Jim's wedding day and he has his friend and best man from his wedding in the audience for support today.

Everyone is told to make some noise,

Round 1
Everyone is told to make some noise, Noel stands in Jim's space in the wings to fill the gap
4 - £10,000 a few 'oohs' for that one
16 - £250,000 OH NO!!!
1 - £500
15 - £50,000 more groans for another of the power 5
6 - £100

Noel asks what info the banker has on Jim, and we learn he's been through the hotel file!!! Jim is always the last one out of the hotel onto the bus in the morning!! The banker offers £2,000, 'A generous man' jokes Jim, he then says NO DEAL.

Round 2
Noel wants a recovery game now and a good turnaround, Jim chooses 13 but Noel and Gary try to put him off!! Jim doesn't listen to them and stays with his choice.
13 - £750
Jim goes to Wendy who says I don't think I've got a big one, but I think you have!! Noel produces his yellow card for that statement
7 - £5,000
Jim thinks about going for Joey next the baby faced assassin, but then thinks otherwise after her run of high reds. Noel calls a break after wondering if Wendy will be ejected from the studio before the end of the game by getting a red card!!!
2 - £10

The banker wants to know if Wendy is single!! Wendy says NO but I think he will like the job that she does!! She helps men get help with problems on the NHS (I'll leave that one to your imagination!! But it looks like it could be an interesting game when Wendy visits the 'Pound Table'!) The banker offers £9,900, Jim goes to his mate for advice, he says it's too early and there is at least another round in the game, Jim says NO DEAL.

Round 3
3 - 1p Big cheers for 1p and Sarah gets a big kiss from Jim
22 - £1 more cheers for Simon's box
18 - £35,000 groans for Lucy's box

The banker offers £14,500, Jim goes to his mate John again who says there are still lots of blues to hit and he would NO DEAL, Jim says NO DEAL.

Round 4
This is where it all begins says Jim
9 - £3,000
10 - £100,000 BIG groans for that one
Noel tells Jim to have faith now and that he can't take the £75,000 now, Jim goes to Joey - the baby faced assassin, as he says that she can't keep producing the high reds.
14 - 50p YAY

Noel says it's still a reasonably strong board and there have been far worse at this stage, the banker offers £8,500. The offer receives a few 'ooohs' and Jim says he's ready for the question... He thinks... Jim says NO DEAL.

Round 5
8 - £5
Jim is worried about box 17 for some reason but doesn't know why, so is saving it til the end
21 - £15,000
5 - £75,000 BIG groans!!

Jim says he should have left that one as it was his wedding day, he says he is now waiting for the 'SMUG' phone call now. Noel pick up the phone and says 'Hello Mr, Smug!' The banker offers £1,500, Noel says he has been punished for that last round, Jim says NO DEAL.

Round 6
Can the £20,000 be on the table yet again?!
12 - 10p Newbie Marriette
20 - £1,000
11 - £50 BIG CHEERS

It's time for the banker time with £20,000 and £250 remaining, surely the £20,000 can't be on the Pound Table yet again? The banker offers £6,000, that gets a few groans and Jim goes to his mate for advice, he applies Mally's law that Jim's box can't have the £20,000 as it's been on the table so many times lately.

The banker calls back and GUARANTEES Jim the chance to swap his box if he doesn't deal, Jim says NO DEAL.

The banker calls back and asks if he can change his mind over offering the swap!! Noel says NO and so the banker offers the swap. Jim takes the chance to swap his box and Noel collects box 17 and places it in front of Jim.

Noel opens box 17 and reveals £250!! Box 19 contains the £20,000.

Jim says he has had a great time, but it looks as though he will be doing a lot more overtime for a while!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Adie's Game Report

Noel introduces today's game from a very festive dream factory, the whole studio has got its Christmas decorations up. There are Christmas trees around the studio, and the wings are trimmed in holly, and the boxes are dressed up as presents with ribbons and bows. Noel talks about the special game of Lynsey's on Friday with the marriage proposal and the courageous decision to go all the way and win £20,000.

It's Adie's turn to take the walk of wealth today and he does so with box 5, he has his wife Barbara in the audience with him for support today.

Round 1
2 - £10,000
1 - £250
20 - £100
22 - £250,000 Total silence in the studio
3 - £50

Noel says he had a great Saturday and was very naughty!!! The banker didn't like the weekend as he was seeing all the Christmas decorations going up!! He then offers £7,100, Adie says it's a good offer but NO DEAL.

Round 2
4 - 50p Big cheers all around
19 - 1p Bigger cheers
Noel says that Adie can go in the hall of fame for taking out the 3 lowest values in one round, but he or his stats people forget about Melanie who took out all the penny values in one round!
21 - £5 Big cheers

Adie gets a nice all blue round and Noel says the banker should be concerned now. The banker wants to know Donna's thoughts on the game so far, she says it's in Adie's favour and Noel has a pop at her lack of in depth analysis!! The banker then offers
£16,100, WOW says Adie, Wrighty says it's a great offer as well, as does Danny. Adie says NO DEAL.

Round 3
6 - 10p Big cheers for the lowest remaining blue
Adie goes to the baby faced assassin next - Joey!! Noel is a little worried
8 - £3,000 It's alright says Noel as Joey delivers a low red
17 - £750 Big cheers for yet another blue

Adie says he is enjoying it now, Noel asks can Adie produce another great round and HE forgets how to count to 3!!! Who's going to write on Noel's hand? The banker calls and asks to speak to Adie and tells him to write 1,2,3 on his hand!! He then offers £23,100.

The banker is worried about the group of tightly packed reds, Adie says WOW again. Adie goes to his wife who says that Adie knows what he has to do. GK tells Adie that he thinks he should go for a sweep, he does and Donna gets picked out again for her opinions!! Most say it's a fantastic offer, but it's also a fantastic board. Adie says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Noel says we now have to open 3 boxes!!
18 - £100,000 BIG groans all around
7 - £35,000 another of the power 5 goes!
13 - £1 BIG cheers for the blue

Noel says we are all comfortable apart from the banker, the banker says he's comfortable as he saw the fire in Adie's eye go when the £100,000 went. The banker now sees Adie as a player and is taking him seriously, he offers £15,000. Adie goes to Jim for advice, he says he doesn't want to see him crash and burn, Simon says it's a great offer and the blues are going to be harder to find from now on, Donna says don't ask me! Adie says DEAL.

Noel asks Adie if that surprised him, he says it did, the camera pans to Adie's wife who is very emotional so that seemed to mean a lot to her. Noel does the chicken impression!!!! And wonders if it was a round too soon!

Round 5 - Proveout round
9 - £75,000 Big applause as the highest amount goes
14 - £15,000
12 - £50,000 BIG CHEERS

It's almost the perfect proveout round and Noel says that was an amazing round, the banker would have offered £1,500. Adie says he would have been in tears at that point but would have played on.

Round 6 - Proveout round
16 - £10
10 - £1,000
15 - £500

That round would have been a good recovery round leaving a final 2 values of £20,000 and £5,000. The banker calls and would have offered £10,000, Adie says he would have played on there.

Noel opens Adie's box 5 and reveals £20,000! There was a shout of yes there from a confused pilgrim! Box 11 contains the £5,000. The game ended with a rather flat atmosphere in the studio as yet again the £20,000 appears on the pound table!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Lynsey's Game Report

A rather cheeky intro from Noel today, and a loud purple/blue shirt to compliment it as well!! Noel talks about Mike's emotional game from yesterday, and his great swap and win over the banker.

It's Lynsey's turn at the 'Pound Table' today and she has box 14, Lynsey says she had a bit of trouble taking the walk of wealth as she had her slippery shoes on! Lynsey has her partner Martin in the audience with her today for support and we learn that she would like to put a deposit on a house, so there is a possible financial target.

Noel asks Martin to join Lynsey at the table for a chat, and then makes a special announcement and PROPOSES to Lynsey, Noel asks Lynsey if it's a DEAL or NO DEAL!! Lynsey says DEAL. Another first for the show, congratulations Lynsey and Martin.

Round 1
1 - £1,000
11 - £100 Cheers for Danny's low box and Noel says he could be a pageboy at the wedding!
15 - £10 Great intro to the newbie Neil
3 - £5
7 - £1

Noel says it's a great opening round and then the banker calls and says that one in 3 marriages end in divorce!! He then makes an opening offer of £15,000. Noel asks would it be a good idea to quit now with a strong opening offer? Lynsey says NO DEAL.

Round 2
18 - £500
16 - 50p
4 - £250,000 OH NO!!!

The fairy tale ends says Noel, the banker says he doesn't want to be a killjoy all the time and has a gift for Lynsey and Martin - It's a bottle of Champagne on ice, Lynsey says she is going to save the champagne for when she opens box 14 at the end. The banker offers £11,500, Lynsey says it's a good offer and Simon agrees, he also says that more reds are going to be hit now, Wrighty says it's a good offer as well and Noel picks on him for being miserable!!! Lynsey says NO DEAL.

Round 3
2 - £250
10 - 1p Big cheers for the 1p, that's better says Lynsey
12 - £35,000 mixed reaction for the lowest of the power 5

Noel says it's still an amazing board, the banker wants to know how many guests will be at the wedding, Martin says it depends on how much he offers! He then offers £17,500, the offer receives applause and Martin says it's a very good offer, and that Lynsey could start hitting lots of reds now. Lynsey turns to the pilgrims who shout NO DEAL. Lynsey says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Martin says that it will be very unlucky now to hit the entire top 3, and Noel says he has been told off for saying that in the past, he then takes Martin outside of the studio for jinxing the round!!!

Lynsey wants a quickie while Martin is outside!!!!
13 - £3,000
6 - £15,000
19 - £5,000

Noel says the board is looking very healthy at the moment and Lynsey says she is very happy with the board as well. The banker has been looking at his stats again and the average wedding costs £12,000 and the average honeymoon £5,000. He offers £22,000, Lynsey says it's a fantastic offer but there are big sums still on the board and loads of back-up as well. Martin says sat at home that is a NO DEAL, but it looks different sat in front the board, but he still thinks it's a strong board though, Lynsey says NO DEAL. Noel says that was a very brave decision.

Round 5
17 - £50,000 groans for that one
21 - £50
8 - £100,000 OH NO!! says Noel

The banker says he enjoyed that round and then offers £751, then Noel adds with £11,000 in front!!! So it's £11,751, Noel says it's at the point now where you have to decide if you are going all the way, Lynsey says NO DEAL.

Round 6
20 - 10p
9 - £75,000 the highest value goes and Martin says he wanted to keep that box after it was opened!!!
5 - £10,000

That round leaves a final 2 amounts of £750 and £20,000. It's all or peanuts now says Noel, although he also says that the banker will be cruel with where he pitches this offer. The banker calls and makes a final round offer of £5,000, Lynsey says NO DEAL.

Noel opens Lynsey's box 14 and reveals £20,000, the whole studio goes wild with delight as the amount is revealed, box 22 contains the £750.

This was another great game with another first for the show of a marriage proposal.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mike's Game Report

Noel welcomes us to the dream factory, and says he is looking for a courageous player today who can play the game giving us the chance of a £250,000 win.

It's Mike's turn in the crazy chair today and he has box 2, he used to be a butcher but is unemployed at the moment.

Noel asks about Mike's tingly wingly feelings that he gets from the boxes! Noel says he has feelings as well, like he knows when the phone is going to ring!!!! We see a pic of Mike with this partner, and he also has a couple of lucky charms from his family.

Round 1
19 - £10
12 - £35,000 Newbie Wendy gets a welcome before receiving groans for the lowest power 5
20 - 50p BIG cheers for the low blue
15 - £1,000 Joey the baby faced assassin produces a lower value
1 - £3,000

Noel says this could be interesting as the banker is confident this week, the banker is complaining that he hasn't had a kiss all year, although he did go out on a date last night and his date is still in the shower!!! The banker doesn't offer Mike any money for the first offer, instead he is giving Mike the chance to test out his Tingly Wingly feelings by having the chance to swap his box 2 with any remaining box in play. Mike agrees to take offer of a swap and uses his Tingly Wingly powers to check every box to see if he can get a feeling off any box, Mike wants to swap for box 11. Noel swaps box 2 for box 11

Round 2
Mike picks box 2 straight away and it gets a great reception
2 - 1p What a fantastic swap
Noel says that is one his favourite moments in the whole shows history!
18 - £750 Cheers and a C'mon from Mike
17 - £250 more cheers

A wonderful all blue round for Mike and the banker is beginning to believe in Mike's Tingly Wingly powers, he is now shaken!! He makes his money offer of the game with £22,000. The offer receives gasps from the pilgrims and Mike says it is a very respectable offer, Simon says that is a very serious offer but Mike is having a great game, Mike says NO DEAL.

Round 3
16 - 10p
8 - £75,000 Groans for another of the power 5
5 - £1

The banker says Mike is a remarkable man, and he feels more worried from Simon's comment now, he makes an offer of £26,500. Mike again thanks the banker for another great offer and goes to Brian for some advice, Brian tells Mike to think carefully about the offer and what the money can do for him at the moment. Mike tells everyone that it's really hard when sat in the Crazy Chair before telling Noel DEAL.

Mike apologises for backing out but he couldn't risk it, Noel asks Mike if he would like to share his reasons but Mike gets very emotional so Noel calls a break for Mike to compose himself. After the break Noel talks about the emotional game that Mike has produced, and Mike tells us what the win means for him, it will allow him to put a deposit on a house so his boy can have his own bedroom and also buy him some gifts.

Round 4 - Proveout round
10 - £500
13 - £15,000
21 - £50,000

The banker would have offered £21,000.

Round 5 - Proveout round
22 - £10,000
6 - £5
4 - £250,000 BIG CHEERS all around

The banker would have offered £11,000 and it starts to look as though Mike has made the perfect deal.

Round 6 - Proveout round
9 - £100,000 Fantastic
14 - £5,000
3 - £100

It's time for the banker with £20,000 and £50 remaining, he would have offered £6,500, Mike says he would have dealt there.

Noel opens mike's box 11 and reveals £20,000, box 7 contains £50.

Mike makes the perfect deal at the perfect time and beats the banker in another exciting and entertaining game, it also proved to be an emotional game, which Noel clearly didn't expect at the start when Mike was picked. It was also interesting how compassionately Noel was in this game with the early deal as opposed to the way he reacted in Ingelise's game with a similar early deal...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Jaye's Game Report

Noel picks out Sarah in the wings today in his intro as she has box 9, and he wonders if it will appear again today for the 4th day in a row!

It's Jaye's turn to take the walk of wealth of today and she does so with box 7, Jaye is a little nervous but very lively!! She teaches drama and art to disadvantaged children. We see some pics of Jaye's little boy and also his feet! Jaye has here 'MAD' cousin in the audience for support today.

Round 1
Jaye whips up the pilgrims, so expect a loud and lively game today
9 - £35,000 It's alright says Jaye, although the pilgrims seem to react otherwise...
8 - £250,000 Joey produces the BIG ONE AGAIN!! She is living up to her name of the baby-faced assassin!
1 - 1p And there goes the other end of the board
16 - 10p
4 - £100,000 2nd highest amount goes!

It's a horrible opening round and Noel agrees by calling it disastrous opening round, and he also says the banker will be cackling down the phone! The banker calls and makes an opening offer of £500! That offer receives groans and Noel says it's harsh, Jaye says NO DEAL.

Round 2
13 - £1,000
20 - £10,000 Silence for yet another high red
Jaye asks should she pick another one or does Noel want to go to a break, Noel says £1,000, £2,000 and £20,000 which confuses Jaye a little until he points out it's what WE can win in the viewers competition, he then calls the break!
17 - 50p C'mon says Jaye

Jaye says she is Rocking & Rolling now! The banker says that Jaye is irritating him, Jaye asks why? He says that she reminds him of one of those battery adverts where the dog keeps doing back flips all the time and the batteries don't run down!!! He then offers £4,100, Jaye says we are going to have an all blue round now, then starts to choose another box. Noel says NOW THAT is irritating, as she hasn't answered the question yet! Jaye says NO DEAL.

Round 3
19 - £15,000 Groans followed by shouts of C'mon Jaye
6 - £50 Cheers for the blue
5 - £750 more cheers

Noel asks how Jaye is feeling now, BETTER shouts Jaye, Noel says I'm not deaf! The banker says that his next offer is going to be a package offer! He £9,100 + a Chauffeur car to the railway station + a single ticket home!! Jaye asks the pilgrims if she feels lucky - they all shout YES! Jaye says NO DEAL. Noel asks all the wings for positive thoughts now, otherwise Jaye might come back!!!

Round 4
14 - £10
21 - £100 Cheers and Jaye says that was pretty good wasn't it
22 - £75,000 Groans all around

The banker calls and offers £6,100, Jaye wants a quick hug from the wings before saying

Round 5
15 - £1 Cheers for the lowest blue
12 - £500 Bigger shouts and cheers
3 - £20,000 Groans

The banker says he is in the middle of something, it's a first birthday card! He then offers £9,500. The card was for Jaye's son and was an emotional game played by the banker, which seems to have worked a little on Jaye as she starts to show some emotion.
Jaye says NO DEAL.

Round 6
10 - £5,000
18 - £50,000 Silence in the studio and it's game over
11 - £250 Newbie Sue

That round leaves a final 2 of £5 and £3,000, the banker offers £1,001, Jaye says NO DEAL.

Noel opens Jaye's box 7 and reveals £3,000, box 2 contains the £5.

Jaye says it was an amazing experience and Noel says she has been very courageous in her game.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Maggie's Game Report

Another day in the dream factory, will the banker have any more surprises for us today after all the twists and turns in Ned's game yesterday? Noel introduces the show and runs through Ned's unique game yesterday and the fun and games the banker played.

It's Maggie's turn in the 'Crazy Chair' today and she has box 9, she has her husband Tommy in the audience for support. Maggie has been the Mc. Mummy for the contestants and has been the supplier of numerous Mc Cuddles for the contestants throughout her stay on the show. We learn a little about Maggie's family's bakery business.

Round 1
Maggie says it looks HUGE from here! Referring to the board!!
4 - £3,000
2 - £100
19 - £1,000
7 - £10 Maggie is loving this start and we get loads of 'woooows'
13 - 1p BIG SHOUTS AND SCREAMS from Maggie!

It's a brilliant start says Noel, the banker comments about box 9 being on the table for 3 days in a row and £15,000 being won the previous times, he says Maggie will also go away with £15,000 today. He makes an opening offer of £12,500. Maggie is very impressed with the offer, Noel talks about facial hair and Maggie says that Tommy used to have hair like Noel in the 70's!! Noel pretends to be offended by the comment and retorts with 'take the offer and clear off!!!' Maggie says NO DEAL

Round 2
18 - £750 more screams of joy from Maggie
8 - £5,000
12 - £1

WOW says Maggie as the board looks fantastic with a block of 8 nice reds grouped together. The banker notices that Maggie claps silently and we learn that it's because Maggie broke her wrist in the summer, he then offers £15,000. The banker makes the offer of £15,000 as the last 2 shows have produced £15,000 winners with box 9, Maggie says NO DEAL.

Noel starts to jinx the next round by saying historically after a NO DEAL it all starts to go wrong, but all the contestants stop him before he can finish!

Round 3
11 - 50p
The banker calls and tries to jinx the round by saying it will be amazing if Maggie produces an all blue round!!
15 - £35,000 BANKER!!!
1 - £50,000 Newbie GK

Noel blames the banker for jinxing the round, the banker is convinced the game is turning now and offers £13,500, Maggie says NO DEAL.

Round 4
3 - £20,000 a few gasps for yet another high red
10 - £75,000 Oh NO!! says Maggie
The banker calls mid-round again! And says wouldn't it be awful if the next box was the £250,000! Noel gets Maggie to cover her ears while he tells us this!
14 - 10p The banker doesn't manage to jinx the round!

A nice finish to the round and it's stopped the rot says Noel, just as Maggie starts to say 'I'll have....' Noel shouts NOOOOOO and stops Maggie almost picking another box! The banker calls and mentions GK as the goalkeeper, he then offers £12,500. Maggie has a little chat with hubbie Tom, he tells Maggie that he thinks there is another deal in the board and everyone agrees, Maggie says NO DEAL.

Round 5
22 - £100,000 OH NO!!!! says Maggie and the studio falls silent....
16 - £50 BIG CHEERS for the blue
20 - £250,000 GASPS all around

It's horrible round for Maggie, and with the £15,000 still remaining can this game go the same way as the previous 2? Now that would be spooky if the same box three days in a row produced the same win three days in a row! The banker calls and offers £1,999, Maggie says she is going for the £15,000 now and NO DEAL.

Round 6
6 - £10,000 The backup goes.....
21 - £250
5 - £15,000 A total crash and burn says Noel!

It's time for the banker with £500 and £5 remaining on the board, the banker calls and makes a final offer of £100, Maggie says NO DEAL.

The banker calls back and offers Maggie the chance to swap her box 9 with the remaining box 17, Maggie says she has always said she would never swap, but hubbie says swap. Maggie takes the offer of the swap and now has box 17 sat in front of her. Noel opens box 17 and reveals the £500, box 9 has the £5.

Maggie says she is disappointed with the result, but at least the £500 will buy everyone a drink.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Ned's Game Report

Now the £250,000 has finally made it to the 'Pound table' will Noel still waffle on about it? I expect he will today after the early deal from Ingerlise yesterday and will talk about the courage the contestants need in order to win it.

Noel welcomes us to another show and does indeed talk about Ingerlise's game and says it had ruined his weekend!! He also talks about the coincidence of Debbie's game when the £250,000 last appeared and her going away with £15,000 as well!

It's Ned's turn to take the 'Walk of Wealth' today and he does so with box 9, Ned has his partner Becky in the audience with him today for support. It's quite a short intro, which could mean an interesting game today!

Round 1
8 - £20,000 It's OK says Ned
19 - £1 cheers for the first blue of the game
12 - £50
1 - £10
21 - £100 Newbie Jenny

Ned says that is a fantastic opening round as the power 5 is still intact, and Noel says 'Let battle commence'!

The banker says that Ned has been the best offer predictor of all time, and is a formidable foe, he is going to tell Noel the opening offer and if Ned gets it right he will DOUBLE it!!! He is going to give Ned £1,000 leeway either side to get it right. Ned goes to Becky for her advice and she says £13,000 - Ned predicts £14,000! Noel reveals that the banker offered £12,000! So the offer doesn't get doubled, Ned says NO DEAL.

Round 2
15 - £100,000
5 - £250,000 Disaster as the 2 top power 5 go!!!!
13 - £3,000

It's a horrible round for Ned and he says he has re-adjusted now and is aiming at the £75,000. The banker says if the £250,000 was still there he thinks Ned would have gone all the way, he is still playing with Ned and makes the same offer of allowing Ned to guess and he will double if he gets it right. Ned guesses £6,000 this time and is spot on, the offer is now doubled to £12,000, Ned says NO DEAL.

Round 3
14 - £500
3 - 10p
20 - £15,000 It's OK says Ned

Noel says that Ned is hitting his safety net, but to remain positive. The banker makes the same offer again to Ned in predicting the offer and having the chance to double it, Noel shows us the banker's offer he wrote in the book which is £8,200 - Ned has to get within £500 of this for it to double up, Ned guesses £9,000 and misses out by £300! The offer therefore remains at £8,200, Ned says NO DEAL.

Round 4
2 - £750
11 - £35,000 Groans for the lowest of the power 5
4 - £50,000 'Ouch' says Noel and Ned says it was a killer

It's another horrible round for Ned who says it's all or nothing now as the £75,00 is very isolated. The banker calls and changes the rules of his little sub-game with Ned, if Ned gets this guess wrong by over £500 the banker will offer NO MONEY and only the chance of a box SWAP with another remaining box!!! Ned predicts £5,200, Noel reveals the banker's offer was £7,500, Ned was wrong and doesn't get a money offer now, but the chance to swap his box 9 with any remaining box in play! Ned takes the chance to swap his box and chooses box 22 as his box now.

Round 5
Noel now wonders when Ned will take out box 9 his original box
6 - £5,000
7 - £10,000
Ned decides on 9 now!!!
9 - £250 The studio goes wild!!

Noel tells everyone to calm down as it's not all over yet and that Ned could have swapped for the 1p! The banker says that his offer is massive in the circumstances, he now makes Ned the offer of guessing correctly within £500 and then in the next round Ned will get an offer after EVERY BOX is opened! This is a first for the UK show and takes a similar format to the US version where later on in the game the contestants get an offer after EVERY box rather than having to wait until 3 have been opened. Ned predicts £15,000 which is SPOT ON!!! He now has the decision to DEAL for the £15,000, or take a chance and get an offer after EVERY box in the next round. Ned goes to Becky for advice on whether to deal for the £15,000, she says YES deal, although Ned appears to want to go on, Ned asks if she is sure a few times more before finally saying DEAL.

We get the proveout round now with offers after EVERY box!!!

Round 6 - Proveout round
16 - £5 The offer would have been £19,000
17 - 50p The offer would have been £25,000
10 - 1p

Ned would have produced the perfect round had he played on and would have left a final 2 of £1,000 and £75,000, the banker would have offered £37,000, Ned says he would have said DEAL at that point.

Noel opens Ned's box 22 and it contains £75,000! Ned had made a perfect swap when given the opportunity in the game, which stuns the whole studio... Box 18 contains the £1,000

This game gave us a very unique and entertaining show with a few interesting twists, the mini prediction game provided an added element to Ned's game and threw up further twists along the way. The twist at the end of a banker's offer after every box was an interesting concept following other international versions of Deal or No Deal, although I'm not sure that it would be a good idea to use the format too often in the UK game.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ingerlise's Game Report

It's Ingerlise's turn to take the 'Walk of Wealth' today, she does so with box 9 today, she has a couple of pressies for Noel and the banker - Noel asks if it is a bribe!! She also has a little Christmas bear for luck who is called Noel! Ingerlise is on the lookout for a new hubbie and has been on quite a few blind dates, Brian gets a few mentions from Noel as a potential new hubbie!

Round 1
18 - £5,000
2 - 50p
8 - £1,000
21 - £50,000 Big groans for thee first of the power 5
19 - £10

Noel wonders if her soul mate is about to call! The banker is wearing black socks, as Ingerlise doesn't like men in white socks! Although he says that's all he is wearing!!! The pressie was liqueur chocolates, which he has already eaten!!! He makes an opening offer of £8,100, Ingerlise wants to buy a little property abroad to invite all her friends to for holidays, so she needs a little more than that and says NO DEAL.

Round 2
13 - £20,000 One lonely person applauds that!!
15 - £100,000 BIG GROANS followed by silence for another of the power 5
20 - £250

Ingerlise tries to pick another box and Noel shouts NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Noel says the romance is still on as the banker offers £8,100, he sticks, but then adds on dinner for 2 as well! Ingerlise says NO DEAL.

Round 3
16 - 1p New player Alfie gets off to a great start
17 - £5
12 - £50

Great all blue round for Ingerlise who asks if she can speak to the banker, Noel hands over the phone and she says 'Hello darling' and also that he has a dirty voice! The banker offers £14,400, and then adds in a single red rose as well - so it's £14,400 and a red rose. Ingerlise says NO DEAL.

Round 4
4 - £75,000 Groans for yet another power 5 and the £250,000 is quite exposed now!
7 - £15,000
1 - £3,000

An all blue round followed by an all red round says Noel, the banker offers £15,000. Ingerlise goes to Donna for advice, she says that she should consider it as it could all go wrong in the next round. Noel offers a sweep and a tearful Ingerlise asks for the sweep, Ingerlise goes to Simon for a hug and some support, she really seems to be struggling on this offer. Ingerlise is really worried about hitting the reds in the next round and says DEAL.

Round 5 - Proveout round
Noel wonders if it was a deal too soon
3 - £10,000
6 - 10p gasps for the low blue
22 - £750 more groans

The banker is laughing down the phone!! Ingerlise is getting very emotional over her decision now and starts to cry, so Noel gets the tissues out. The banker would have offered £30,000, Noel consoles Ingerlise and says that £15,000 is still a large sum of money.

Round 6 - proveout round
14 - £100
5 - £500 groans all around
10 - £35,000 Silence in the studio

Ingerlise leaves a final 2 amounts of £250,000 and £1, has the £250,000 finally made it to the 'Pound table' after its long absence? The banker would have offered £65,000! Ingerlise is in tears at hearing the offer, Noel tries to console her again by saying the £15,000 is still a nice sum of money.

Noel opens box 9 and reveals the £250,000!! There is complete shock all around the studio as it finally makes it's appearance! Box 11 has the £1

It was a the game that everyone had been waiting on for well over 100 shows now, with the £250,000 finally making it to the 'Pound Table'. Unfortunately today's contestant couldn’t handle the pressures of the game and made the deal early in the game, much to their regret as the game played out its cruel ending. It was clear as the proveout rounds played out that Noel seemed quite upset that there wasn't a contestant in the chair who was prepared to play on with more courage and go for the ultimate and elusive prize.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ian's Game Report

It's a Christmas shopping special today, I wonder what Noel has up his sleeve for us today for this special?! Well there are no Christmas decorations up for the special and it turns out to be a viewer’s competition special where we can win up to £50,000 in a one-off special.

It's Ian's turn in the 'Crazy Chair' today and he has box 14, Ian is from Scotland and is a professional fishing guide, Noel warns that there will be LOADS of fish puns today!! We get to see a few of Ian's pics and learn that he is planning to get married next year, so that could provide a potential financial target.

Ian wants LOTS of shouts and cheers today! He also wants to walk a round a bit so Noel takes a seat!

Round 1
Ian picks Joey with box 1 and Noel warns that she will kill the game!
1 - £250,000 What does Noel know?!? He says he knows nothing!!
19 - £500
9 - £750
20 - £1,000
3 - £100

Shame about the first box as the rest of the round was very good, Ian says there are still plenty of juicy numbers available. The banker thinks Ian will be gutted at the end of the show! He makes an opening offer of £2,500, Ian says the word 'humbug' comes to mind! Noel asks 'reel or no reel'!! Ian says NO DEAL.

Round 2
22 - 10p
4 - £35,000 a few groans for the lowest power 5
Danny hopes his box isn't a red herring!!
21 - 50p it isn't

The banker dubs Joey the baby-faced assassin after revealing the £250,000 in the first box of the game! He then makes an offer of £8,400, Ian says that's good and is a lot of money, but NO DEAL.

Round 3
17 - £75,000 Groans as another power5 goes... Shouts of C'mon Ian
16 - £1 Sarah hopes it's a tiddler and it is
Jaye jumps in and tells Ian to focus......
2 - £5,000

Noel goes to Ned who says there is still a lot in the game and points out how many times both him and Ian have had high reds in their boxes in the past. The banker would like to see Ned lying glaze eyed on a cold slab!!! Ian speaks to the banker and has a little chat, before being offered £12,500. Ian says wow, Noel goes to the west wing for opinions - they all say NO DEAL - when Noel gets to Danny he tells him to move his skateboard!!
Ian says NO DEAL.

Round 4
Ian whips up the pilgrims and gets loads of noise
18 - £250 big cheers
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
8 - £100,000 BIG GROANS all around the studio
13 - 1p Big cheers

The banker talks about Ian floundering! He offers £9,600, Noel asks if Ian needs a sweep, he doesn't and says NO DEAL.

Round 5
10 - £50,000 Groans as the last of the power 5 goes.....
7 - £5
12 - £15,000 more groans

Ian says the £20,000 is still there which is a nice big fish and the banker offers £5,733. Noel has no idea what the offer means, he then turns the paper upside down and it says EELS! Jaye gives Ian a positive pep talk to give him a boost, Ian says NO DEAL.

Round 6
15 - £50 BIG cheers
6 - £10 BIGGER CHEERS as all the blues go
11 - £10,000

That round leaves a final 2 of £3,000 and £20,000, Noel tells the banker that Ian is back now, and the banker says that Ian has been courageous, he offers £10,500. Noel says this offer requires some clear thinking, Maggie is called upon for one of her cuddles and a little advice, Ian says NO DEAL.

Noel opens Ian's box 14 and reveals £20,000, box 5 contains the £3,000, the whole studio goes wild!

Ian produces a superb win with some very courageous play today.