Rumor Control: Box 23 Being Added to “Deal or No Deal”?
Hey, we’re back. And we’re back with a very interesting story you’ll basically only find here. Deal or No Deal, Channel 4′s long-running game show, launched a new run of episodes today with some relatively big changes. For now most are visual. For the first time, the Dream Factory (the set) has nearly a whole new look. The new studio is much larger with a new backdrop, they’re shortened the opening, added a stats board, and debuted a new introduction. They’ve also added lights on the Wing desks which let the players vote Deal or No Deal. A new gameplay mechanism is coming soon, too. Deal is teasing it will begin on January 1st. However, an eagle-eyed viewer (and our good friend/writer Bob Hagh) may have spotted it early.
In the new introduction to the show, a box numbered 23 appears often. Currently the show only features 22 boxes. On today’s program, after the first act, the Banker’s new assistant, Miss Payment, brought out a covered object to a special podium on the side of the set. It was teased it will be seen starting this Wednesday, January 1st. It’s definitely looking like a box now, and the fact that Box 23 is appearing all over the opening is a pretty good indication. What could it be? Any guesses? We’ll be sure to let you know.