Channel 4′s “Deal or No Deal” Turns Seven Years Old
Congratulations to Channel 4′s popular daytime game show Deal or No Deal as it turns seven years old today. On this day in 2005 Noel Edmonds introduced millions of viewers to the Dream Factory for the first time. It was an incredibly unique show when it started, offering a massive £250,000 in daytime. The show has weened in popularity since which is natural for any show this old, but to survive seven years, to have over 2,000 episodes; to practically always have six shows a week; and to keep the same game day in and day out is very impressive. It’s been a model for how good the Deal format is and should be. It’s spawned countless imitators and competitors, but the original still stands.
In honor of them turning seven, take a look back to the very first episode. See how much the show has changed from day one. It’s funny to see Noel explain such a simple show in such graphic detail.