Archive of Deal or No Deal

16Feb2014
Weekend Replay: Another £250,000 Win from “Deal or No Deal?” Thumbnail

Weekend Replay: Another £250,000 Win from “Deal or No Deal?”

We have a double dose of Weekend Replay for you today. Our first moment comes from last Wednesday’s episode of Deal or No Deal. It was Love Week in the Dream Factory as players competed from Love HQ in the hopes of winning a holiday and some big money. Since Box 23 made its inception to the game in 2014, there have been moments where the box saved dismissal games, but for some, left them with nothing. In this episode, contestant Roop Singh goes after the possibility of winning £500,000. It’s a game you have to watch from beginning to end. You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll leave in shock and awe. Click here to watch the episode.

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04Jan2014
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Weekend Replay: Box 23 on “Deal or No Deal”

Earlier this week we discussed Deal or No Deal's newest feature, Box 23.  The Channel 4 game, hosted by Noel Edmunds, recently introduced a 23rd box which a player can buy at the end of the game with his or her winnings.  If they buy it, they stand a one-in-five chance of doubling their money.  However, they have the same odds to leave with nothing.  They are now putting £500,000 on the line.  Box 23 was introduced on Wednesday's episode.  If you missed it, check out the reveal and the first playing.  Would you have bought Box 23 in this situation?  Click here to watch Let us know what you think in the comments.

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01Jan2014
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“Deal or No Deal” Introduces Box 23

On the first day of 2014, Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal introduced an extra twist to the game, in addition to a brand new set. The Banker’s mother decided to give her son a present for the new year. Up to this point, all players faced 22 boxes in The Dream Factory for a shot at £250,000. That is not the case in 2014. Even though the conventional game play still exists, this added element is going to make decisions not only harder for the player, but for The Banker to make more strategic offers. Click here to read a special message from The Banker's mother.

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30Dec2014
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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 launched 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. Click here to see what it is and read more. Let us know what you think this could be.

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13Aug2013
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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. Click here to read more and to watch the big win, if you missed it yesterday.

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12Aug2013
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The Banker Says Not to Watch “Deal or No Deal” Today. So You Should Probably Watch.

Channel 4's Deal or No Deal is still looking for its first male quarter millionaire almost nine years after its debut.  Five women have done it but no male has been able to drop the confetti.  Is that about to change today?  The Banker has been tweeting up a storm recently, saying, "Please stop speculating. Nothing special happens tomorrow. NOTHING, " and much more.  We've been down this road before.  At minimum it's going to be an extremely exciting episode.  However, could we finally have the first male to break the bank?  The show has released a teaser.  Watch at your own risk, but it'll be an exciting one.  Click here to check it out.

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23Jul2013
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“Deal or No Deal” Schedules Week-Long “Dealfest” Starting July 29th

Channel 4's Deal or No Deal loves the theme weeks.  We haven't covered the show in a bit so this gives us the perfect opportunity to.  The popular Noel Edmunds-hosted daytime game has announced a week-long summer themed event called "Dealfest".  Starting July 29th the set and contestants will be dressed up as a "trendy festival site" including a main stage, campsite, vans, and even bathroom queues.  As with other themed weeks there is a twist for lucky contestants.  Players will have the opportunity to win a holiday and proceed one box at a time instead of the traditional three, giving them a large advantage.  However, if they fail the Banker gets to see inside their box, severely altering their chances at taking home big money.  Will we see the next quarter millionaire?  Watch and find out. Click here to check out a preview of the week.

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06May2013
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“Deal or No Deal” Goes to Space for Banker’s Birthday Week

If you watched Channel 4's Deal or No Deal today like I did, you saw another one of the show's great themed weeks.  As always, the Noel Edmonds-hosted game celebrates The Banker's birthday (@officialbanker) in a spectacular way.  They went, possibly, beyond anything they've done before this week with "Deal in Space."  The set has been dressed up to represent a space ship (U.S.S. Enter-to-win-a-prize), and the contestants are decked out in space gear.  The boxes even got a touchup.  One thing remains though: contestants battle the Banker to win £250,000.  Click here to read more about the week, a special gimmick, and to watch a trailer.

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11Mar2013
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Weekend Replay: The Banker Raps on “Deal or No Deal”

OK it's a delayed Weekend Replay but I think losing an hour of sleep gives us leeway.  The Banker from Channel 4's Deal or No Deal has always been a mysterious character.  Little is known about him.  Even less has been heard beyond the occasional laugh through the speaker of the phone.  What would be one of the few times we get to hear The Banker speak?  Why not during a rap?  One of the contestants this week is a pretty good rapper and showed his skills along the Walk of Wealth.  The Banker couldn't let that go without joining in. Click here to take a look at let us know what you think.

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23Feb2013
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Video: Game Shows do the “Harlem Shake”

The newest YouTube sensation is the Harlem Shake.  If you haven't seen it it's a short video where someone dances for about 10 seconds while everyone else is frozen around them.  After that every one else essentially convulses with confetti, props, costumes, and other things.  I wouldn't be bringing it up if, inexplicably, two game shows didn't jump into the Harlem Shake trend yesterday.  Both Deal or No Deal and Wipeout released videos showcasing their moves.  Both are funny and "must watch" for different reasons.  While Wipeout's is nice to see for the return of the very-much-missed Jill Wagner, I think Noel Edmund's dancing on the Deal or No Deal video wins the day.  Amusingly the Pilgrims and the Wings couldn't quite grasp the concept of staying still, but Noel played along brilliantly.  Click here to watch both and let us know what you think.  The ball's in your court, Trebek.

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05Feb2013
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“Deal or No Deal” Celebrates Valentine’s Day with “Hollywood Heartthrob” Week

Channel 4's popular daytime game show Deal or No Deal always knocks themed holiday weeks out of the park, and they're looking to continue this trend on Monday.  Starting Monday, February 11th, the Noel Edmunds-hosted game will celebrate Valentine's Day with a special "Hollywood Heartthrobs" week.  Edmunds, dressed as Director “Cecil B D’Edmonds”, will lead the other contestants, dressed as stars and starlets of the golden age of cinema, on their way to the £250,000 top prize. As with all themed weeks there is a special gimmick. Click here to read how each contestant could receive an extra chance to escape the game, plus win a holiday.

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05Jan2013
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Weekend Replay: “8 Out of 10 Cats” Does “Deal or No Deal”

This past Friday Channel 4 did another of their "Mash Up" events.  Hosts from some of the network's most popular shows traded jobs for the day.  For instance comedian and talk show host Alan Carr hosted The Million Pound Drop instead of Davina McCall.  One of our favorites, Deal or No Deal, got into the mix this time.  If you remember us discussing this last year you'll remember that Jimmy Carr, comedian and host of the former Comedy Central show Distraction as well as 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, hosted the long running letters-and-numbers game Countdown.  This year Jimmy got to take control of the Dream Factory and substitute for Noel Edmonds.  Sean Lock and Jon Richardson play for charity.  Click here to see this unforgettable game and let us know what you think.

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Buzzer UK: UK Christmas Game Show Preview 2012

Christmas is here once again with the UK major channels drawing up some game show treats for the next few weeks into the new year. Some are returning favourites with some new shows and a special revival of a 1980s classic. Here are the details to what is planned for the festive period. BBC One Given the huge popularity of the London 2012 Olympic Games over the summer. The BBC have decided to bring back 80s sportsfest, Superstars. The original show featured many sport stars taking part in sports that were unfamiliar to them with the finale taking place in the gymnasium for the gruelling gym tests. It was known for having a memorable theme tune, Heavy Action. Which is well known to US viewers as the theme tune to ABC's Monday Night Foot

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31Oct2012
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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 still keep the game day in and day out is very impressive.  It's been a model for how good the Deal format is and should be.  Click here to take a look back to episode one and see how much the show has changed since then.

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Previews for the Week of October 29th, 2012

It's Halloween week so many of your favorite games from all around the world are getting into the spirit with special episodes celebrating the holiday.  We've got a large number of previews to get you ready for the week ahead. Inside we have teasers for The Price is Right, Let's Make A Deal, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and Deal or No Deal. Click here to take a look. What are you most excited for?

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