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Paddy Roberts Becomes First Male £250,000 Winner on “Deal or No Deal”

There’s nothing better than a game show jackpot win, and that was proven yet again yesterday on Channel 4′s Deal or No Deal.  For the sixth time in eight years the confetti fell.  Paddy Roberts, and 18 year old sandwich shop assistant from Wigan, became Deal or No Deal‘s first male £250,000 winner.  Though the other winners have been around the same age, Paddy is the first guy to do it.  His board left him in the advantageous position of £75,000 and £250,000.  He quickly turned down a £140,000 offer, one of the biggest No Deals ever, and opened his box to reveal the £250,000 stamp.  Again, while many men have tried only Paddy got lucky in the 50/50 final round and had the jackpot sitting in front of him.  Congratulations to him.

Deal or No Deal is always interesting.  The way the European versions are structured are for daily viewing, so you can get to know the contestants as they go through their weeks in the wings waiting to sit at the table.  However, this was the first time in months that I’ve watched.  And, after initial viewing, something like this does remind you why Deal is so great.  Few shows suck you in like this and few shows have an emotional impact like Deal.  Always worth a watch like this to remind you to keep up with it more.

Alex Davis

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12 responses to "Paddy Roberts Becomes First Male £250,000 Winner on “Deal or No Deal”"

  • Jay says:

    Aww man! Congratulations to him! Paddy! Paddy! Paddy Paddy!

  • George S. says:

    Now it’s time for the U.S. to have a male millionaire…

    • SuperGamer7 says:

      The U.S. has had plenty of Male Millionaires, just not on DOND, but so what? :P

    • stephen says:

      Pfffft. The only way they’ve ever been able to give away the top prize here is when they have like 25 cases of $1,000,000.

      And even then it was still almost not won.

  • Ken in Hong Kong says:

    Alex hit the target dead center. It’s the European versions that let the viewers get to know the contestants, to care about them. In the American versions, it’s almost antiseptic. The one exception that comes to mind is the first contestant on “The Power of 10″ (the 19-year-old from New Jersey), and even then, it was because of Drew Carey’s skill as a host.

    • Jay says:

      America had a daily version of DoND with civilian players that played all week. But, it wasn’t as popular. Not only did it have less money. But, there were only two models. Americans usually prefer the glitz and glamour combined with “the girls.”…which is sad because I liked that version.

  • Eric in Hong Kong says:

    This was great to see! Congratulations to him! However, and correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t the final round *not* 50/50? It’s like the Monty Hall problem where your initial pick is at 1:23 odds and remain that way throughout the entire game of winning the top prize. The odds are actually more in your favor to swap in the final round than stay with your own box.

    • DOND is different from the Monty Hall problem, in that:

      For DOND, all reveals are blind. The top prize could be revealed at any time, since the contestant makes the selection of what boxes to open and he does not know where the top prize is.

      For the Monty hall problem, the revealed door(s) will always be empty, since the host selects the door(s) and knows where the prize is.

  • SlurpeeTigger says:

    Couldn’t happen to a great young mature guy……..and what a british name…PADDY……congrats man.

  • “I hope the vision that is so clear in your head is now reality?”

    Dear lord, how more cheesy could that be?

  • Morgan says:

    I love how the other could-be contestants mobbed him when it was revealed. Such a great win!

  • Brekkie says:

    It’s not even about the contestants being in the wings – I only caught the last half hour of this on +1 but still felt like I had quite a bit invested in the outcome (even though I knew what it was). The show seems to connect viewers to contestants like no other.

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