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.