Weekend Replay: A “Deal or No Deal” Finish to Remember
We’re coming very close to 2,000 episodes of Channel 4′s Deal or No Deal and the all-time classic episodes are still coming in. This Wednesday had one in particular that no one will ever forget. There have been four £250,000 winners and all are young women. Our contestant is Mariyam, who is another determined young woman. She’s a fitness instructor from Blackburn who lost 100 pounds over the course of three years after not settling for who she was. She’s clearly determined and has the look of a winner. We’re at five-box and the £250,000 with a nice £50,000 backup is still there. However, so is the penny. Mariyam must open three boxes before the final offer. Is she on her way to being the fifth quarter millionaire? Or is she joining the 1p club in one of the biggest collapses of all time? Trust me…this is one no fan of Deal wants to miss and continues to prove why the UK version is so great.
Video and photo courtesy Endemol and Channel 4.
What did you think? Spoilers further down.
That was pretty depressing to watch. She had the drive, and for anyone to win big you have to be able to make a giant gamble in hope that it works out, and it just didn’t this time. I admire her desire to win this, though. She had the look of a winner and, frankly, it looked like she wanted to prove something to herself more than anything else. She wanted to prove that she is willing to go all the way to the end and accomplish what she set out to do. It’s just like her amazing weight loss story. But for the 1p to come again…wow. Great, jaw dropping episode. It’s one that will be hard to forget. What did you think?