Deal or No Deal UK special episodes
The UK version of Deal or No Deal has broadcast since 31 October 2005. During this time, there have been many special episodes, usually themed to seasonal events such as Christmas, Halloween, Wimbledon and the Eurovision Song Contest.
In special episodes, there are one or more of the following kinds of changes:
- Cosmetic changes. These include different box colours from the usual red (for example, red with black ribbon for Bankers Birthday week 2008, glittery red for the 1,000th show countdown and Banker's Birthday Week 2009, orange for Halloween, black for Guy Fawkes Night, green for St. Patrick's Day, pink for Love Week 2008, Love Week 2009 and Mother's Day, yellow for Easter and St Davids Day, blue for Father's Day and St. Andrew's Day and gold for New Year's Eve, the 500th show, the 1,000th show and Love Week 2010) suitable music and sound effects, contestants and audience members dressing up festively and changes to the presenter's introduction at the beginning of the show.
- Changes to the prize values. These included the increases of the maximum prize to £500,000 for the 2006 Christmas specials and the second anniversary programme.
- Changes to the game mechanics. A common example is the use of an extra chance element partway through the game, which decides whether the contestant receives a bonus (such as extra prize money, holiday destination or an offer after every box in the final round) or a penalty (such as the Banker looking inside the contestant's boxes).
During season one, there were no major alterations to any games, but there were a few shows which featured aesthetic changes and bonus prizes. For example, a romantic spa break was awarded to a player on Valentine's Day.
In addition, "Double Deal Week" took place from 12 June to 17 June 2006. This was a week which contained two episodes of "Deal or No Deal" per day.
First Anniversary Special
On 29 October 2006, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated its first birthday, two days before the actual anniversary on 31 October. Two shows were broadcast, a normal episode at 5:55pm, and an hour-long anniversary special at 8pm. The special opened with Jon Culshaw impersonating Edmonds, as he had previously done in the BBC Two programme, "Dead Ringers".
Before any boxes were opened, The Banker called and said that he wanted to make sure that he had the right "Noel" as Culshaw and Edmonds were almost identical with their matching outfits. The Banker also said that if the 1p was found in the first round, then he would give £250 to each contestant and a bottle of champagne to each member of the audience, as he had offered before in the 250th show. David Jones, the player, found the 1p in the second box.
At each break Culshaw did the voiceover for the viewer's competition, along with Alex Lovell. The first and third breaks heard Culshaw's impersonations of George W. Bush, with Ozzy Osbourne in the second. Glitter came down from the set to end the show.
In the game itself, the player, David Jones, was left with £10,000 and £250,000 on the game board in the closing stages. The Banker's final offer was £70,000 and Edmonds explained to Jones that the Banker was "testing his skill", as many would expect a higher offer in this position. Jones decided not to take the risk and dealt. In the event, his box contained £10,000.
Christmas Specials 2006
On 25 December and 26 December, two hour-long special Christmas editions were broadcast in the evening, as well as the normal 45-minute shows in the afternoon.
During these Christmas specials, one of the boxes contained £500,000, with the £15,000 box being removed for this purpose, therefore doubling the value of the top prize. The two players selected for these shows were chosen by the contestants themselves in a vote; footage of the contestants finding out they would be playing for £500,000 was shown.
The Banker also promised that when the player was down to the last 4 boxes, he would make them an offer after each of the remaining boxes was opened.
For the episode in the afternoon of 26 December, the 1p box was removed and replaced with a box containing "PEANUTS". Peanuts were also the reward for people offering good advice. In this show, the Banker also offered items of food in addition to cash offers. Each offer that he gave to the players consisted of an amount of money and then a Christmas-related item of food, such as Satsumas, a turkey sandwich and some stuffing.
In the episodes on the afternoon of 25 December and the evening of 26 December, the Banker gave offers that included a choice of three gifts under the Christmas tree. In the first, the contestant won an extra £1,000 and a weekend for two in Paris, (the other gift that was not won was a pair of the Banker's underpants). In the second, the contestant won an extra £10,000 and another two pairs of the Banker's underpants.
Show date Player Prize awarded 25 December Rachel £3,400 25 December Wrighty £32,000 26 December Jenny £26,000 26 December Danny £30,000
Comic Relief special
During the BBC One Red Nose Day 2007 event for Comic Relief, "The Catherine Tate Show" did a spoof of "Deal Or No Deal", featuring Noel Edmonds and Catherine Tate as her character Joannie "Nan" Taylor. In the sketch, Nan played a game of "Deal or No Deal", in which she uncovered the five highest amounts in the first five boxes, blaming the players for picking such bad boxes. Being given an offer of £199 by the Banker, Nan accepted the offer happily, having already cheated and looked in her box (number 1) and found it only to contain £50. This special was one of many Catherine Tate specials made for Comic Relief. The sketch was only a few minutes long, but was visually almost identical to a normal episode of the show. While the five "contestants" who actually opened boxes were actors and actresses, the remaining contestants who appeared in the sketch were the real contestants who were filming at the time, and appeared in episodes broadcast in April and May 2007.
On 29 June 2007, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated its 500th show. The audience was made up entirely of previous players. The top prize was raised to £500,000, as with the shows at Christmas 2006. The day's player was selected randomly in a draw by Laura Pearce, the only contestant to have won the top prize on the show at that time, who was among the previous contestants in the audience for the show. The contestant who played was Annie who won £10,000 (despite taking out the £500,000 in the first box [number 3]).
Battle of the Sexes
On 24 August 2007, it was announced that all "Deal or No Deal" games for the next two weeks would only be played by male contestants. Following this fortnight, the next two weeks would be played by female contestants. At the end of the month of gender-orientated games, a comparison will be made to discover which gender is the luckiest in terms of average money won per game. The results were as follows:
Show date Player Prize awarded Show date Player Prize awarded 26 August Alex £12,500 8 September Annie £25,000 27 August Jon G £50,000 10 September Siobhan £5 28 August Daniel £75,000 11 September Brenda 3 nights in New York* 29 August Stevie £10,001 12 September Theresa £52,000 30 August Norman £15,000 13 September Kulwant £10 31 August Lee £50 14 September Irene 52p 2 September Ron £15,000 15 September Caroline £500 3 September James £100 17 September Zahida £34,000 4 September John M £18,000 18 September Carol £1,000 5 September Stephen £20,000 19 September Alexandra £26,000 6 September Robin £39 20 September Viv 50p 7 September Pete 10p 21 September Kathy £17,000 Average male prize: £17,974.18 Average female prize: £13,126.34 Total male prize: £215,690.10 Total female prize: £157,516.02
*Instead of a cash award, Brenda was offered a trip to New York for two people (worth £2,000), which she accepted.
At the end of Kathy's game, Greg, who is the floor manager on the "Deal or No Deal" production team, addressed by Edmonds as "Gregory" in this particular case, came on screen and presented a "scroll", explaining that the men had won the "battle of the sexes". Following Edmonds reading the text to the audience and contestants, fanfare music was played, and Greg reappeared with a minuscule trophy bearing a "B" on each side, an abbreviation for "Banker". Another scroll was presented by Greg at the same time, stating that all the women who played in their fortnight, who took less money from the Banker, would all be rewarded with a weekend spa break.
Trick or Treat 2007
From 29 October until 2 November, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated Halloween week. On every show, a coffin would be in one the corners of the studio. Edmonds would get a scroll expaining the Banker's Halloween twist. When five boxes remained (including the player's box), Edmonds would have to go and open the coffin, which would reveal two more boxes inside. Each box would be numbered 1 or 2 and inside it would say either "Trick" or "Treat". The player must then choose a box and then which ever word was in the box would affect the rest of the game.
If the box read:
- The Banker would get to choose any box still in the game and look inside it to know its contents. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the selected box, giving the Banker an advantage (although this never happened, as all of the five players ended up choosing the "Treat" box).
- The player would automatically win £1,000, which would be added to their prize (reducing the threat of the 1p prize). For example, if the player won £15,000, they would leave with £16,000. They would also be given an offer from the Banker after every box opened, an unusual deviation from the standard format of making an offer every three boxes.
Show date Player Prize awarded (original prize) Trick or Treat 29 October Ben £12,666 (£11,666) Treat 30 October Tina £26,000 (£25,000) Treat 31 October Chris B £76,000 (£75,000) Treat 1 November Little Rich £4,000 (£3,000) Treat 2 November Maria £15,000 (£14,000) Treat
Second Anniversary Special
On 3 November 2007, the show celebrated its second anniversary, although it was three days after the actual anniversary (31 October). All amounts in the boxes were doubled, so the player could win anything from 2p to £500,000. The 22 contestants this time voted for a player to be selected for this show and chose contestant Helen Burton Marget, who went on to decline the final offer of £7,000 and the subsequent swap. The final remaining values were £200 and £30,000. The contestant's box (number 19) contained £200. She was further awarded £5,250 by the Banker after the box was opened.
The box amounts were as follows:
2p 20p £1 £2 £10 £20 £100 £200 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £6,000 £10,000 £20,000 £30,000 £40,000 £70,000 £100,000 £150,000 £200,000 £500,000
The total of all these 22 sums of money is £1,131,333.22.
Santa vs Scrooge 2007
In the week before Christmas 2007 (17 December to 22 December), a special Scrooge versus Santa version of the game was played. If the player went to the final five boxes in their game, then they went over to a special advent calendar. There were eight boxes on the calendar, four with Scrooge and four with Santa.
If the box read:
The Banker would be able to look inside two of the four remaining boxes in the game or look inside the player's box. In this case, the player would be allowed to swap their box.
The player gets to place their hand in the giant turkey and remove a small box, with bonus cash inside of either £250 or £1,000.
Show date Player Prize awarded Door Number Santa (Cash Prize)/Scrooge (What the Banker saw) 17 December Louise £5,000 Door 4 Scrooge (10p & £50) 18 December Sandra £7,777 Door 7 Scrooge (£20,000) 19 December Kerry £1,400 Door 4 Scrooge (£500 & £3,000) 20 December Patricia £70,250 Door 3 Santa (£250) 21 December Orry £1,001 Door 8 Santa (£1,000) 22 December Stephen £7,000 Door 2 Santa (£1,000)
Christmas Stars 2007
From the week beginning 24 December 2007, Deal or No Deal gave the chance for six extraordinary people the chance to win up to £250,000. These six shows were filmed separate to their normal shows and did not have contestants on the wings. Instead, they had 22 family members and friends who opened the boxes for the contestant. Also, the contestant who was playing had their free choice on the box they wanted to play with. At the end of each game, "Deal or No Deal" gave gifts to the contestant and a trophy displaying that they were a "Deal or No Deal Christmas Star". The trophy was designed and manufactured by Cheltenham based awards manufacturer Gaudio Awards.
Show date Player Prize awarded 24 December Alan £37,000 25 December Bridget £50,000 26 December Sylvia £33,000 27 December Ian £50 28 December Liz £20,000 29 December John £5,000
Love Week 2008
For the five episodes from 11 February to 15 February 2008, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated St. Valentine's with Love Week. The change in gameplay involved a red necklace which incorporated a heart. The player would give this necklace to the player in the wings which they loved most. As soon as that person opened their box, the player would immediately receive an offer from the Banker. For this week of shows, the boxes were pink, and the studio was decorated with hearts and flowers.
Show date Player Prize awarded Heart box 11 February Viv £5,000 12 - Derek - £250,000 12 February Richie £16,000 19 - Chris - 10p 13 February Rachel £4,000 11 - Bing - £10 14 February Bing £5,000 4 - Debbie - 1p 15 February Chris £100 22 - Dirty George - £10
Easter Specials 2008
The four shows from 20 March to 24 March 2008 were Easter Specials. The studio and boxes were decorated accordingly, but the major change came in the form of three giant eggs, numbered 1 to 3. One of them was a good egg, while the other two were bad eggs. Throughout the games, the Banker would use these eggs to add another dimension to the offers. For the few shows leading up to these specials, one part would end with Matty Curcillo, a player from the wings informing the viewers of the exciting upcoming Easter Specials. Ironically, Curcillo ended up playing in the last Easter Special and became the 16th member of the 1p club.
Show date Player Prize awarded Egg Chosen Good or Bad egg 20 March Jo Jo £20,000 Egg 1 Bad 21 March Mark £7,500 Egg 1 Good 22 March Gemma £35,000 N/A No eggs used 24 March Matty 1p Egg 1 Bad
Banker's Birthday Week 2008: Books and Cards
For the five episodes from 12 May to 16 May 2008, the Banker celebrated his birthday week. At the side of the studio, a fire place stood with a mantelpiece. On the mantelpiece lay four birthday cards, one of the birthday cards was sent by the Banker's mother and contained a £5 book token. The other three cards the Banker sent himself and contained nothing, except a "Happy Birthday to me" message. If the player managed to pick the card with the £5 book token, then the player would receive an offer after every box opened in the final round. If the player picked one of the "Happy Birthday to me" cards, then nothing was affected. But, if during the game the player managed to produce an all blue or an all red round, then the Banker would reveal one of the cards that does not have the token in it.
On 16 May, the final day of the themed week, the Banker threw a party in the studio, which was suitably decorated for the occasion, and every contestant was dressed in a fancy dress costume with Edmonds dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. 11 out of 16 members of the 1p club were also present, and during each phone call from the Banker, they received party food such as sausages on sticks, jelly and ice cream. However, at the end, the Banker sent them each a bill, charging £9.50 for the service.
Show date Player Prize awarded Card Chosen Book token or Happy Birthday to me 12 May Tom £20,000 Bomb Book token 13 May Linda £14,000 Dynamite Happy Birthday to me 14 May Jo £500 Teddy Beat Happy Birthday to me 15 May Mark £1,100 Grim Reaper Book token 16 May Zoe and Zara £6,000* Banana All Happy Birthday to me
*Zoe and Zara actually won £3,000, as it was in their box. But the Banker phoned back and said they could have £3,000 each on the last special show.
Seaside Specials 2008: Summer Specials
From 21 July until 25 July 2008, a run of Seaside Specials was shown. In these shows, the studio decorated as an airport, the contestants dressed in holiday-themed clothes and Noel Edmonds dressed as an aeroplane captain. The game continued as usual, but with one twist.
There are two suitcases which are to be opened when a contestant that week choses one of them when they reach the last five-box stage of the game. Inside one case it says "Sunshine" and in the other case it says "Sunburn". If the contestant chooses the case which has "Sunshine" in it, they will get a holiday for two and will have an offer given to them by the Banker after each box they open. However, if they open the case with "Sunburn" in it, the Banker will have a look inside the contestant's box to know its contents, taken away and returned by Chivers and the game will continue as usual.
Show date Player Prize awarded Suitcase Chosen Sunshine (Holiday)/Sunburn (What the Banker saw) 21 July Derek £20,000 Suitcase 2 Sunshine (Portugal) 22 July Em £28,000 Suitcase 2 Sunburn (10p) 23 July Adam £10,000 Suitcase 1 Sunburn (£50,000) 24 July Helen £16,200 Suitcase 2 Sunshine (Morocco) 25 July William £4,000.10 Suitcase 1 Sunburn* (£50)
*Even though he chose "Sunburn", William was given a holiday to Jamaica after the game because it was the last show of the season.
Trick or Treat 2008
From 27 October until 2 November 2008, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated Halloween week again. Edmonds and the players were dressed in Halloween style outfits and the studio was also decorated to a Halloween theme. In the East corner of the studio lay a gravestone and a coffin, one of which contained a "Treat" and the other contained a "Trick". When five boxes remained (including the player's box), the player had to choose either the gravestone or the coffin. The consequences of the "Trick" and the "Treat" are very similar to those of last year's Halloween Week.
If the player chose:
- The Banker would get to look inside the player's box to know its contents. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage (but again this never happened, because all of the players who got to the five-box stage managed to find the "Treat").
- The player would automatically win a holiday which would be separate from their prize. In addition, they would also be given an offer from the Banker after every box opened.
Show date Player Prize awarded Gravestone or Coffin Treat (holiday) / Trick (what the Banker saw) 27 October Whitey £17,000 Gravestone Treat (Paris) 28 October Pammy 50p Gravestone Treat (Madrid) 29 October Tony £750 Coffin Treat (Greece) 30 October Chris £8,000 Neither* N/A 31 October Karina £1,000 Gravestone Treat (Venice) 2 November Pam £35,000 Gravestone Treat (New York City)
*Because Chris dealt before the five-box stage on 30 October because the Banker said that we would "never know" whether Chris would have chosen the "Trick" or the "Treat".
Third Anniversary Special
"Deal or No Deal" celebrated its third anniversary on 7 November 2008, although its actual third birthday was on 31 October. The show started with three Edmonds' introducing the programme, then the selected player was Andy. As well as the usual aesthetic changes, there was also a giant cake with three candles - one yellow, one green and one blue - in the corner of the studio. From the third offer onwards, the three candles were involved in the offers. One of the candles had a hidden gold base, while the other two had a black base. If Andy were to say Deal and managed to select the gold-based candle, his winnings would be doubled. Andy remained in play until the sixth offer of £50,000, which he accepted, although despite being given two opportunities to find the gold-based candle, he was unable to locate it, so his winnings remained at £50,000. He also failed to claim the £250,000, which was revealed to be in his box (number 5).
Santa vs Scrooge 2008
Scrooge versus Santa has returned for eight shows, beginning on 15 December. Aesthetic alterations to the studio include a giant turkey (named Eamonn like last year), a Christmas tree and Christmas decorations, while the players wore appropriate costumes and the boxes were given a festive makeover. If the player gets to the five-box stage in live play, then they go over to the Christmas tree, which yields twelve baubles; six concealing Santa and six concealing Scrooge. The player chooses one of the baubles.
If the player chose:
- The Banker would get to look inside the player's box to know its contents taken to the Banker by the Ugly Snowman. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage, but a swap at the end is guaranteed.
- The player gets to place their hand in the giant turkey and remove a small box, which contains a holiday destination. The player wins a holiday for two at the destination. In addition, the player gets an offer after every box in the final round.
The average payout over the eight Scrooge versus Santa shows was £41,945, making this the most successful bunch of Special Shows ever in terms of money given away.
Show date Player Prize awarded Decoration Number Santa (holiday) / Scrooge (what the Banker saw) 15 December Sam £5 Santa (Barcelona) 16 December Leon £29,000 Scrooge (£35,000) 17 December Ellen £75,000 Scrooge (£75,000) 18 December Butch £15,000 Scrooge (£15,000) 19 December Stan £20,000 Santa (Prague) 21 December Lauren £100,000 Santa (Rome) 22 December Billy £68,555 Santa (Florida) 23 December Jane £28,000 Santa (Tenerife)
Christmas Stars 2008
For 2008, there were three Christmas Star specials, airing between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Once again, the boxes were opened by the friends and families of the Christmas Stars, and at the end of the show, the Stars were awarded with exta gifts plus the Christmas Star trophy.
Show date Player Prize awarded 24 December Ian £71,000 25 December Marianne 1p 26 December John £500
New Year's Eve Special
A special New Year's Eve edition aired on 31 December 2008. For this occasion, the boxes were coloured gold. At one corner of the studio stood a quartet named the "No Deal Knights", and they played music at the end and beginning of each part. At the end of the show, the quartet performed a song they had written titled "An All Blue Round" while a montage of the year's highlights was shown. In the game itself, the player, Carrie, won £41,000 after dealing with £35,000 and £50,000 still in play with two boxes remaining. For the three shows in between the Christmas Stars and the New Year's Eve special, the 1p was replaced by turkey sandwiches, as the Banker was desperate to get rid of them.
Love Week 2009
For the six episodes from 9 February to 15 February 2009, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated St. Valentine's with Love Week again. This year, Edmonds and the players were dressed in hippie outfits from the 1960s and the 1970s and the studio was decorated accordingly. The theme music was also rearranged in a psychedelic rock style, and uniquely included vocals (a male voice repeatedly singing the single word "love"). As with 2008's Love Week, the change in gameplay involved a necklace which incorporated a heart. The player would give this necklace to the player in the wings which they loved most and that person would instantly receive a day's luxury spa break. In addition, as soon as that person opened their box, the player would immediately receive an offer from the Banker.
Show date Player Prize awarded Heart box 9 February Alfonso £20,000 1 - Melissa - £100,000 10 February Ash £14,750 8 - Andreas - £50 11 February Clare-Louise £15,000 2 - Dan - £250 12 February Del £30,000 6 - Jimmy - £20,000 13 February Melissa £21,000 16 - Aby - £50 15 February Sue £12,750 22 - Tom - 50p
From the 990th show to the 993rd show, there were short clips just before the second advertisement breaks of past players announcing when the build-up episodes will begin. The build-up shows began on 25 March 2009. For these shows, the studio has been decorated with a red carpet and the pilgrims are entirely made up of past players, the boxes are glittery red and the backdrop of the game board is gold. The £1,000 has been removed from the board and has been replaced by various gold sums of money, starting with £25,000 in the first show and increasing by £5,000 in each successive show up to £50,000 in the last build-up show. In addition, at the start of parts two and three, there are various tributes by celebrities and hosts of Deal or No Deal from around the world.
Show date & no. Gold sum Player Amount won First tribute Second tribute 25 March, #994 £25,000 Linz £1 Terry Wogan Andrew O'Keefe (host of the Australian version of Deal or No Deal) 26 March, #995 £30,000 Derrick £17,500 Davina McCall Max Giusti (host of the Italian version of Deal or No Deal) 27 March, #996 £35,000 Anna £10,000 Krishnan Guru-Murthy Paul O'Grady 29 March, #997 £40,000 Chris £50 Phillip Schofield & Fern Britton Kris Aquino (host of the Filipino version of Deal or No Deal) 30 March, #998 £45,000 Stephen £35,000 Harry Hill Steve Jones 31 March, #999 £50,000 Dirk 1p Beau van Erven Dorens (host of the Dutch version of "Deal or No Deal") John McCririck
The additional £35,000 marks the first time ever that there have been two of the same amount on the "Deal or No Deal" board.
The 1,000th episode of "Deal or No Deal" aired on 1 April 2009. The two previous winners of £250,000, Laura and Alice, were amongst the past players in the audience, and the crazy chair and phone were both gold. For this milestone show, the £1,000 was replaced by a second £250,000 box. The selected player was Lisa, who dealt at the final offer of £50,000 before finding out that if she had gone on and swapped her box, she would have been the third winner of £250,000.
Easter Specials 2009
The 2009 Easter Specials began on 9 April 2009. As well as the usual aesthetic alterations to the set, including the box colour changing to yellow, the Good and Bag eggs also returned. There is one good egg and two bad eggs and they are brought into play at various stages throughout the game by the Banker, usually to add an extra dimension to an offer.
Show date Player Prize awarded Egg(s) Chosen Good or Bad egg 9 April Tony £5,000 Egg 3 Good* 10 April Daimon Nothing** Eggs 1 & 3 Both Bad 12 April Rachel £6,500 Egg 2 Bad 13 April Ollie £20,000 Eggs 1 & 2 Egg 2 Good (post-deal)
*In Tony's game, he went to the end and won £750. However, the Banker offered Tony the opportunity to give the £750 back and open two of the three eggs. If he found the good egg amongst the two that he selected, he would win £5,000, but if he failed to find the good egg, he would become the second player to go home with nothing. He found the good egg in his second choice and so won £5,000.
**Daimon opened his box and won £5,000, but the Banker said that if he gave it back, he could choose two eggs and if he found the good egg, he could double the sum to £10,000. However, if he found both bad eggs, he would leave with nothing. He left as the second player ever to leave with nothing, as he found both of the bad eggs.
Banker's Birthday Week 2009: Children's Parties
The Banker's Birthday Week began on Monday 11 May 2009, with the Banker's Birthday being on 12 May. For this week, The studio was decorated as a circus, the glittery red boxes return, Noel is dressed as a ringmaster and the players are dressed as clowns. In one corner of the studio, there were four clown heads, three of which had "Phoney" written on their tongues and one of which had "Funny" written on its tongue. At the five-box stage, the player had to find the clown whose tongue had "Funny" written on it.
If the player finds the tongue which has:
The player gets an offer after every box opened and are guaranteed the swap at the end.
Every time the player finds a Phoney tongue then the Banker gets to look inside the boxes on the wings.
Show date Player Prize awarded Clown(s) Funny Clown Funny / Phoney (What the Banker saw) 11 May Kris £7,000 Yellow & Red Blue Both Phoney (50p & £35,000) 12 May Shell £17,500 Green Green Funny 13 May Nicola £7.50 Red Yellow Phoney (1p) 14 May Scarlet £36,000 Yellow Phoney (£5) 15 May Pezza £30,000 Yellow Phoney (£10,000) 17 May Liam £60,000 Red Red Funny*
*Although Liam found no 'Phoney' clowns, he accepted an offer from the Banker which let the Banker look in one of the boxes in return for telling Liam what the next offer would be if he removed a blue.
Seaside Specials 2009: Seaside Specials
Similar to the Seaside Specials of 2008, this week celebrated the final week of the fourth season of Deal or No Deal. It ran from 20 July to 24 July. The studio is decorated to look like a beach with the players dressed in beach attire, the game board's backdrop is blue and the boxes are awash with summery colours. Noel is dressed as an ice cream vendor and in the corner of the studio is his ice cream trolley. At the five-box stage, the player must choose between two flavours of ice cream.
If the player finds:
- Beneath the ice cream, The Banker would get to look inside the player's box to know its contents, taken away and returned by Chivers. Nobody else will get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage.
- Beneath the ice cream, The player would automatically win a holiday courtesy of icelolly.com and get an offer after every box.
Show date Player Prize awarded Ice cream flavours Sunshine (holiday) / Raindrops (what the Banker saw) 20 July Dot £1 Vanilla and Strawberry Raindrops (£1,000) 21 July Steph £35,000 Mint chocolate chip and Raspberry Sunshine (Majorca) 22 July Irene 50p Rum & Raisin and Tutti Fruity Raindrops (1p) 23 July Cyril £29,000 Chocolate Fudge and Cookies & Cream Sunshine (Canary Islands) 24 July Calum £40,000 Noel's Neapolitan and Banker's Banana* Sunshine (Mexico)
Noel's Hall of Fame
At the end of season 4, Deal or No Deal took its traditional summer break which lasted four weeks. During the first week, the slot was filled with normal Deal or No Deal repeats, but during the other three weeks, Noel's Hall of Fame was shown. These are repeats of Noel's all-time favourite games which include a short introduction from Noel at the beginning in an empty Dream Factory. Although the episodes are supposed to be Noel's 'all time' favourites, only episodes which didn't feature the viewer competition i.e. episodes broadcast after 24 September 2007 were chosen and hence there were no season 1 or 2 games and the Trick or Treat games seemed to avoided Noel's Hall of Fame that year.
The following games were shown:
Show date Player Prize awarded Original air date 3 August Clive £9,501 4 January 2008 4 August Joe £20,000 2 April 2009 5 August Graham £30,030 6 May 2008 6 August Lauren £100,000 21 December 2008 7 August Mary £75,000 5 January 2009 10 August Doreen £50,000 27 February 2009 11 August Constance £30,000 6 November 2008 12 August Mark £30,000 21 January 2008 13 August Eunice £13,000 7 April 2008 14 August Alice £250,000 12 March 2009 17 August Maria £100,000 25 September 2007 18 August Orry £1 (and £1,000 bonus) 21 December 2007 19 August Keran £75,000 23 November 2008 20 August Lisa £50,000 1 April 2009 21 August Carrie £41,000 31 December 2008
Trick or Treat 2009
The 2009 Trick or Treat specials took place on the week beginning 26 October. During the shows, the studio was decorated to resemble a haunted house, while the boxes were a ghostly white colour. Noel and the players were dressed in suitable ghostly attire, and a portrait of all 24 members of the 1p club was also present. In one corner of the studio was a fireplace which featured the ashes of the Banker's grandma and grandpa. In one of the urns was a Treat, while the other urn contained a Trick. As usual,
If the player finds:
- The Banker would get to look inside the player's box to know its contents taken to the Banker by Sir Dealalot of the Pound Table. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage.
- The player would automatically win a holiday courtesy of icelolly.com and get an offer after every box.
Show date Player Prize awarded Grandmama or Grandpapa Treat (holiday) / Trick (what the Banker saw) 26 October Hassan £15,000 Grandpapa Trick (£15,000) 27 October Lillian £17,500 Grandmama Trick (£75,000) 28 October David £40,000 Grandmama Trick (£250,000) 29 October Sarah £17,555 Grandpapa Treat (weekend spa break) 30 October Gary £4,000 Grandmama Treat (Champagne hot air balloon ride)*
*Although Gary chose Grandmama and found a Treat, the Banker offered to look inside Gary's box. Gary agreed, and the Banker saw £750 inside the box.
Fourth Anniversary Special
The fourth birthday celebrations took place on Monday 2 November 2009. In the corner of the studio lay a giant birthday cake with four candles in it (one yellow, one green, one blue and one purple). One of the candles had a hidden gold plating. The Banker explained that if the player were to accept an offer, then at the end of the game the player's winnings would be doubled if they could find the gold-plated candle. The player was Roy, who at five-box accepted an offer of £1,500 and three candles. However, the Banker also said that instead of doubling his winnings, finding the gold candle would actually quadruple them. At the end of the game, Roy managed to find the gold candle and so he won £6,000.
Santa vs Scrooge 2009
The 2009 Scrooge v Santa specials are running from December 21 to December 30, with hour-long specials on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The players are dressed as elves in Santa's workshop, while Noel is dressed as King Elf. This year there are two Santas and one Scrooge. Again,
if the player finds:
- The Banker gets to look in their box to know its contents taken to the Banker by the Ugly Snowman. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage, but a swap at the end is guaranteed.
- The player is given a holiday courtesy of icelolly.com and an offer after every box in the final round.
The hour-long specials included clips from previous Christmas-themed episodes of Deal or No Deal before each break.
Show date Player Prize awarded Mince Pies, Carrots or Sherry Santa (holiday) / Scrooge (what the Banker saw) 21 December Harry £10,000 Mince Pies Santa (Spain) 22 December Freddie £15,000 Sherry Scrooge (50p) 23 December Peggy £100 Carrots Scrooge (£10) 24 December Bodie £16,000 Sherry Santa (Dominican Republic) 25 December Hollie 1p Sherry Santa (Cuba) 26 December Franny £15,000* Carrots Santa (Egypt) 28 December Pommy £50 Mince Pies Scrooge (£50) 29 December Gaz £15,000 Mince Pies Santa (Corfu) 30 December Sanjay £1,400 Sherry Santa (Kos)
*Franny was given the opportunity to double or half is money. He was allowed four attempts at throwing a snowball into a chimney. If he successfully threw one into the chimney, he would double his money but if all four attempts failed his winnings would be halved. Franny declined this opportunity, which was called the 'Banker's Christmas Gamble'.
New Year's Day Special
An hour-long edition aired on New Year's Day 2010. This episode marked the introduction of new graphics, both onscreen and on the studio gameboard. At the start of the game, the Banker phoned to say that if the player, Haz, found the 1p or any amount with a 10 in it in the opening round he would give everyone in the studio a bottle of champagne. However, this didn't happen. Haz dealt at £12,000 and was offered the Banker's Gamble at the end, but Haz chose to keep the £12,000. At the end of the show, there was a review of the biggest games of 2009, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the show.
Love Week 2010
This year's Love Week took place from February 8 right up to Valentine's Day on February 14. The theme is Greek Mythology, the boxes are gold and Noel is dressed as Zeus because Zeus looks like Santa but with wings. In the corner of the studio sits the 'Throne of Love'. At the start of the game, the chosen player must select a fellow player in the wings to be their Love God or Goddess. That player must then sit in the throne with their box beside them. At any point in the game the player can choose to open the Love God/Goddess's box, and they will receive an offer from the Banker immediately afterwards. In addition, if the Love God or Goddess can correctly predict the contents of their box they win a holiday courtesy of icelolly.com. However this only applies if the game is still in live play.
Show date Player Prize awarded Love God, box & contents Love God's prediction 8 February Jean £20,000 Justin - 14 - 1p 1p (Venice) 9 February Justin £75,000 Yaser - 4 - 50p 50p (Barcelona) 10 February Jo £10,000 Linda - 13 - £500 None 11 February Davey £21,000 Emiliana - 13* - £100,000 None 12 February Emiliana £8,000 Chris - 20 - £1 £1 (Rome) 14 February Yaser £31,000 Gaz - 4 - £5 £250
*Emiliana originally had Box 3, but because Davey thought that might contain a big amount, The Banker allowed him to switch the Love Box for another box in the wings. Box 3 was subsequently swapped for Box 13.
Easter Madness 2010
The 2010 Easter specials run from 1 April to 5 April. The theme is Alice in Wonderland, with Noel dressed as the Mad Hatter, the players are dressed as other Alice in Wonderland characters and the boxes were a chocolate white colour. There are three Cheshire cats two of them are "Unhappy" and one of them is "Happy". The player has to find the one "Happy" Cheshire cat as quickly as possible because for every failed attempt,
If the player finds:
The Unhappy Cheshire cat The game will continue or end with the same offer as usual.
The Happy Cheshire cat in the player’s 1st selection The player's offer will double or triple.
Show date Player Prize awarded Cat Happy or Unhappy Cheshire cat 1 April Kath £10,000 Yellow Unhappy 2 April Andy £26,000 Red Happy (post-deal) 4 April Monique £20,000 Blue Unhappy 5 April Brenda Nothing* Red & Blue Both Unhappy
*Brenda opened her box and won £5,000, but the Banker said that if she gave it back, she could choose two Cheshire cats and if she found the happy Cheshire cat, she could triple the sum to £15,000. However, if she found both unhappy Cheshire cats, she would leave with nothing. She left as the second female player ever to leave with nothing, as she found both of the unhappy Cheshire cats.
Banker's Birthday Week 2010: Cops and Robbers
The Banker's Birthday week special begins from 10 May to 16 May with the Banker's Birthday being on 12 May. During the shows, the studio was decorated as a police station next to a prison, while the boxes are blue and red on each box to suit emergency vehicle lights and for this week Noel Edmonds is dressed as the judge and the contestants are dressed as cops and robbers (The cops on the west wing and the robbers on the east wing). There are 2 "Win" items and 2 "Lose" items.
The player chooses between police box A or B and if they find Win they get an offer after every box.
The player chooses between safe A or B and if they find Win they get a a holiday.
Show date Player (Cop or Robber) Prize awarded Cops (Win or Lose) Robbers (Win or Lose) Offer After Each Box, Holiday destination, Both or Neither 10 May Paul (Robber) £19,500 Win No Safes Used Offer After Each Box 11 May Natalie (Cop) £18,000 Win No Safes Used Offer After Each Box 12 May Safina (Robber) £21,000 Win Win Offer After Each Box + Algarve (Both)* 13 May Fran (Cop) £750 Win No Safes Used Offer After Each Box 14 May Emma (Robber) £31,000 Lose No Safes Used Neither 16 May Craig (Cop) £17,000 Win No Safes Used Offer After Each Box + Greece (Both)**
*Because Safina chose the Cops and the Robbers at five-box stage she found both "Win" items making her go forward one box at a time and win the holiday to the Algarve courtesy of icelolly.com.
**Although Craig chose the Cops at five-box stage he won the holiday to Greece courtesy of icelolly.com.
Seaside Specials 2010: Desert Island Deal
Similar to the Seaside Specials of 2009 but on 19 July 2010, the seaside specials would be based on desert islands. The boxes would look wooden, the game board's backdrop is blue again, the contestants are dressed as Robinson Crusoe characters and Noel is dressed as a hermit. If the player finds the 1p or the 10p in the opening rounds a holiday destination is won courtesy of icelolly.com but if the £100,000 or the £250,000 is taken out in the opening round the game will still continue as usual. The player also chooses between the red note, the blue note and the yellow note in 3 different bottles one item contains the "Treasure Island" the others contain the "Desert Island". For example, if the player finds:
- Desert Island
- The player's offer will be halved.
- Treasure Island
- The player's offer will double.
Show date Player Prize awarded Bottle(s) Treasure Island Bottle Desert Island/Treasure Island Holiday destination(s) 19 July Carly £4,000 Yellow & Red Blue Both Desert Island N/A 20 July Harry £10,000 Red Red Treasure Island Malta 21 July Laura £24,000 Blue & Red Blue Treasure Island N/A 22 July Dai £10,000 None Unknown No bottles used* N/A 23 July Keeley £11,000 Red Desert Island N/A 25 July Haj £250 Red Treasure Island** Ibiza and Kefalonia
*Dai didn't find £5 until the end and did not deal because the Banker said that we would "never know" whether the bottles' notes show either "Desert Island" or "Treasure Island".
**Although Haj didn't deal, he found no "Desert Island" notes and went forward one box at a time. He won two holiday destinations courtesy of icelolly.com because it was the last show of the season.
Noel's Hall of Fame 2
At the end of season 5 Deal or No Deal takes its traditional summer break and During the summer break, Noel's Hall of Fame volume 2 would be shown. These will be repeats of Noel's all-time favourite games from April 2008 to July 2010 which include a short introduction from Noel at the beginning in an empty Dream Factory and all games from 2010 along with the Love week, Easter special and Bankers Birthday week games all seemed to avoided the hall of fame that time.
The following games will be shown:
Show date Player Prize awarded Original air date 26 July Freddie £15,000 22 December 2009 27 July Kerry £15,000 2 July 2009 28 July Claude £200 17 October 2008 29 July Peter £5,000 17 April 2008 30 July Calum £40,000 24 July 2009 2 August Slim £10,000 4 July 2008 3 August Andrew £50,000 1 December 2009 4 August John £50 14 June 2009 5 August William £4,000.01 25 July 2008 6 August Simon £35,000 16 July 2009 9 August Big Ron £31,675 4 April 2008 10 August Dirk 1p 31 March 2009 11 August Mel £50,000 30 April 2009 12 August Owain £15,000 5 November 2009 13 August Laura £35,000 19 October 2009 16 August David £40,000 28 October 2009 17 August Geraint £31,000 21 November 2008 18 August Pat £18,000 10 July 2009 19 August David £6,500 23 March 2009 20 August Corinne 1p 7 December 2009
Trick or Treat 2010
From 25 October until 31 October 2010, "Deal or No Deal" celebrated Halloween week again. Edmonds and the players were dressed in Halloween style outfits and the dream factory was also decorated as The Dark Woods. In the East corner of the studio stood a tree, one of the eyes contained a "Treat" and the other contained a "Trick". When five boxes remained (including the player's box), the player then chose either the red eye or the green eye. The consequences of the "Trick" and the "Treat" were very similar to those of last year's Halloween Week.
If the player chose:
- The Banker would get to look inside the player's box to know its contents taken away and returned by The Tree spirit's son. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage but a swap at the end is guaranteed.
- The player would automatically win a holiday courtesy of icelolly.com and get an offer after every box.
Show date Player Prize awarded Eyeball selected Treat (holiday) / Trick (what the Banker saw) 25 October Debs £17,500 Red Treat (Tenerife) 26 October Christopher £100,000 Green Treat (Portugal) 27 October Hetty £15,000 Green Trick (£15,000) 28 October Fadi £1,750 Green Trick (£1) 29 October Bryan £17,000 Green Treat (Cyprus) 31 October Jaron £250 Red Trick (£250)
Fifth Anniversary Special
From 22 November to 26 November 2010, Deal or No Deal celebrated its fifth birthday (the actual birthday was on 31 October 2010, which was the Halloween Special).
In the east corner of the studio, there was a VIP area where the chosen contestant and various contestants from every year of the show sat. At the beginning of the game, the player selected a fellow contestant to go and sit in the VIP area; their box was then given to Noel, who was the owner of the box. At any point during the game the player decided to open Noel's box, then they would get an offer after opening it. There was also a chance to win a VIP holiday if the people in the VIP area correctly guessed its contents.
Show date Player Prize awarded Contestant, box (contents) Guest player (amount won) 22 November Aimee £15,000 Kirsty, 18 (£3,000) Corinne (1p) 23 November John £30,000 Fred, 6 (£1) Alice (£250,000) 24 November Elli £31,000 Wayne, 3 (£3,000) Orry (£1,001)
25 November Kirsty £9,999 Claire, 16 (£100,000) Laura (£250,000) 26 November Mary £3,000 Glenn, 12 (£250) Lynn (£14,000)
Santa vs Scrooge 2010
The Santa vs Scrooge 2010 began on December 20, 2010 with Noel dressed as a green soldier, and the players dressed in red Santa costumes.
At five-box, the player can choose the red snowman, yellow snowman, or green snowman. If the player finds:
- The Banker gets to look in their box to know its contents taken away and returned by the Ugly Polar Bear. Nobody else would get to know what was inside the box, giving the Banker an advantage, but a swap at the end is guaranteed.
- The player is given an offer after every box in the final round.
There are also three gift boxes in the corner. If the player finds the one 'WIN' box, they will win one of the 'Twelve Holidays of Christmas'.
Show date Player Prize awarded Snowman Santa / Scrooge (what the Banker saw) Scrooge snowman Gift box Holiday (From Tree) 20 December Darren £500 Red Santa Yellow (N/A) 21 December Jen 50p Green Scrooge (£20,000) Green (N/A) 22 December Jay Nothing* Yellow Santa Red Lose 23 December Daniel £20,000 Unknown Neither** N/A Unknown Win** Tunisia 24 December Debbie £14,000 Red Santa Yellow Win Dominican Republic 25 December Ant £75,000 Red Santa Yellow (N/A) 26 December Phyli £20,000 Yellow Santa Green (N/A) 27 December Brian £8,000*** Green Santa Yellow Win*** Fuerteventura 28 December Detrix £16,000 Yellow Santa Green (N/A) 29 December Betty £23,000 Red Santa Yellow Win Cyprus 30 December Andy £100 Yellow Santa Red (N/A) 31 December Maz £1,000 Green Santa Yellow (N/A) Majorca
*Jay won £1,000 from his box, but the Banker phoned back and said that he could open one gift box. If he found the 'WIN', he'd get £15,000 (originally £10,000) and a holiday. If he found one of the 'LOSE's, he'd get nothing. He became the fifth UK player to leave with nothing, as he found one of the 'LOSE' boxes.
**Daniel dealt at £10,000 and a gift box. At the end, Daniel selected one of the 'LOSE' boxes. The banker then offered the Banker's Christmas Gamble, letting him try to locate the 'WIN' a second time. If he found it, the banker would double his money to £20,000, but if the other 'LOSE', his winnings would be reduced to £4,000 (his original target). Daniel accepted the gamble and chose the 'WIN' box, and so Daniel won £20,000 and a trip for 2 people in Tunisia.
***Brian dealt at £8,250 and one gift box, but after finding one of the 'LOSE' boxes, the Banker asked how much of his money he'd be prepared to give back for another chance to find the 'WIN'. He gave back £250, and subsequently found the 'WIN' and since Daniel won £20,000 and a holiday happened winning him the trip for 2 people to Fuerteventura.
The content of the Christmas Star was never revealed until the last show of the specials. On the last show of the specials, the banker asked the contestants in the wings to predict what was behind the star and that if they guessed correctly they would win £1,500. A player guessed correctly and won £1,500. This was the only time to date that a contesant other than the player won money.
Love Week 2011
Deal or No Deal is celebrating Love Week between 14 and 20 February 2011. Noel and the contestants are The Knights of the Pound Table as the Dream Factory is transformed into the Castle of Dreams for a week of medieval-themed shows and the boxes are a historical silver colour. The chosen player will then get to choose a fellow contestant to receive the 'Shield of Destiny'; if this contestant can correctly predict the contents of their box, they will win a holiday, but only if the game is still in live play.
Show date Player Prize awarded Shield of Destiny player, box, contents Shield of Destiny player's prediction 14 February Phoenix £11,000 Dylan, 22, £500 £50 15 February Charlotte £15,000 Vicki, 16, £3,000 £3,000* 16 February Shaun £20,000 Patricia, 7, £1 £15,000 17 February Vicki 1p Darrel, 1, £100 1p 18 February Patricia £30,000 Franca, 19, 1p £15,000 20 February Darrel Nothing** Nick, 20, 1p £50,000
*Although Vicki correctly predicted the contents of her box, she didn't get a holiday because Charlotte had already dealt.
**Left with £1 and £10, Darrel was given a chance to win a holiday if he could predict what was in his box. If he got it right, he'd get the holiday; if he was wrong, he'd get nothing. He guessed £1, but had £10 in his box and since Jay's game it made him the sixth UK player to leave empty-handed.
Easter Specials 2011
There were no Easter Specials for 2011.
Banker's Birthday Week 2011: Cowboys and Indians
Between 9 and 15 May 2011, Deal or No Deal will be celebrating the Banker's Birthday Week dressed up as Cowboys and Indians with the return of the wooden looking boxes. Split into two halves, the ‘Wild West Wing’ will dress up as Cowboys and the East Wing get to be Indians. As ever, Noel will oversee proceedings in style, as he spends half the week as a sheriff and the other half as a chief!
The player must get at least 1 of 3 tincans inside the mouth of the Cowboy from the sherrifs badge on the floor (they must keep one foot on it at all times) to win the holiday and the chance to proceed one box at a time. If they fail and get no tin cans inside the mouth then the Banker will get the opportunity to look inside the players box with a swap at the end guaranteed.
The player chooses cloud A, B or C (behind one is Fire and behind the other two are Smoke). If the player finds Fire then they get the holiday and the opporunity to go forward one box at a time. If they find the Smoke then the game will still continue as usual.
Show date Player (Cowboy/Cowgirl or Indian) Prize awarded Cowboys (Number of Cans used) Indians (Smoke or Fire cloud) Offer After Each Box, Holiday destination, Both, What the Banker saw or Neither 9 May Wilf (Cowboy)* £20,000 0* No Clouds Used Neither 10 May Abbey (Indian) 10p 2 No Clouds Used Offer After Each Box + Morocco (Both) 11 May Michael (Cowboy) £24,000 3 No Clouds Used Offer After Each Box + Tunisia (Both) 12 May Kerry (Indian) £9,000 0 Smoke Neither 13 May Suzanne (Cowboy) £250,000 4** No Clouds Used Offer After Each Box + Florida (Both) 15 May Harry (Indian) £9,100 0*** No Clouds Used*** Neither
*Wilf was the only Cowboy in the east wing and was selected on the first special show but dealt before five-box meaning the Banker never knew whether he either chose the Cowboys or Indians. **Suzanne asked if her partner could throw the cans for her. The Banker agreed, but also allowed him two extra cans. ***Harry dealt before five-box, meaning the Banker never knew if he'd have picked the Cowboys or the Indians.
Summer Specials 2011: School's Out
Between 25 and 29 July 2011 Deal or No Deal will be celebrating the end of term with a School's Out special. Noel will be dressed as a 'Headmisstress' and the players dressed as school children. In one corner of the studio is a gigantic catapult which is used to offer ample opportunities for each of the lucky players to win big money and a holiday at the five-box stage if the player is still in live play. The player gets one practise shot before deciding whether to have four or two shots;
The player has four opportunities to get a holiday (only one of the paper balls has to go in). If they miss on all four shots then there is no downside and they carry on as normal.
The player has two opportunities to get a holiday and the chance to proceed one box at a time (only one of the paper balls has to go in). If they miss then the banker gets to look inside the players box.
Show date Player Prize awarded 4 or 2 shots (Number of balls used) Holiday destination/What the Banker saw/Neither 25 July Tony £5 4 shots (4) Neither 26 July Max £15,000 4 shots (4) Neither 27 July Alphonso £60,000 2 shots (2) £250,000 28 July Jade £10,000* 2 shots (2)* Neither 29 July Barnaby £15,000 2 shots (2) £15,000
* Jade initially dealt £11,000 at 8-box. But she later asked if she could have a go on the catapult anyway. The Banker agreed, provided she give him £1,000 back. If she got one in, she'd get doubled to £20,000. But she missed both even though the Banker did not have the chance to look inside her box, so she went away with £10,000.
Noel's Hall of Fame 3
At the end of season 6, Deal or No Deal takes its traditional summer break. During the summer break, Noel's Hall of Fame volume 3 would be shown. These will be repeats of Noel's all-time favourite which include a short introduction from the player who's game is being repeated at the beginning in an empty Dream Factory.
Show date Player Prize awarded Original air date 1 August Dale £100,000 26 January 2011 2 August Vera *Nothing 3 April 2011 3 August Jonny 50p 14 June 2011 4 August Archie £16,000 14 March 2011 5 August Sam £100,000 6 June 2011 8 August Jacky £7,500 22 July 2011 9 August Anthony £20,000 22 June 2011 10 August Tomas £8,000 4 February 2011 11 August Ted £5 24 June 2011 12 August Suzanne £250,000 13 May 2011
*Vera was offered a Banker Proporsition in honour of Mother's Day. If she'd had £100 in her box, the banker would give her an extra £1,000 to the £100 making it £1,100 but if she had the £10 then she'd go away empty-handed.
From 10–23 October 2011, Deal or No Deal would be broadcast LIVE for the first time. However in a new twist to the show, Noel would be making his way around the country, knocking on doors to surprise the contestants.
Various past players were brought back to open boxes on the live shows. The contestant each day brought members of their family and friends along to support them and also to open boxes. Occasionally, members of the public, found on location were invited by Noel to attend a game as box openers. Tom Fletcher and Oliver Phelps were invited by The Banker himself to attend a live show. Viewers were encouraged to "tweet" The Banker (via Twitter) and to influence his offers during the live shows.
Show date Player Prize awarded Celebrity Contestant (Amount in box) 10 October Louise £16,500 N/A 11 October Betty £250 N/A 12 October Chris £20,000 N/A 13 October Kelly 1p Tom Fletcher from McFly (£250,000) 14 October Martin £26,000 Harry Potter's Oliver Phelps (£10) 16 October Kevin £75,000 N/A 17 October Veronica £15,000 N/A 18 October Vivian 10p N/A 19 October Russell £13,000 N/A 20 October Jade £3,000 N/A 21 October Ann £24,000 N/A 23 October Steph* £5,000 N/A
*Steph was surprised live on the final show.
Trick or Treat 2011: Bankenstein's Monsters
Deal or No Deal will be celebrating a week of Halloween specials from 30 October 2011 when the Dream Factory is transformed into a laboratory with professor Noel in charge during Bankenstein’s Monsters week. In one corner of the studio is a gigantic catapult which is used to offer ample opportunities for each of the lucky players to win big money and a holiday at the five-box stage if the player is still in live play. The player gets one practise shot before deciding whether to have four or two shots;
The player has four opportunities to get a holiday (only one of the brains has to go in). If they miss on all four shots then there is no downside and they carry on as normal.
The player has two opportunities to get a holiday and the chance to proceed one box at a time (only one of the brains has to go in). If they miss then the banker gets to look inside the players box.
Show date Player Prize awarded 4 or 2 shots (Number of brains used) Holiday destination/What the Banker saw/Neither 30 October Tony £17,000 2 shots (2) 50p 31 October Angela £500 4 shots (2) Crete 1 November Jess £12,763* 1 shot (1)* Neither 2 November Bill £24,500 4 shots (4) Neither 3 November Nick £9,000** 1 shot (1)** Neither 4 November Parvinder £22,450 0 shots*** Neither
* Jess initially dealt £13,013 at 11-box, with a guarantee from the Banker that she could have a go on the catapult anyway. She was allowed as many shots as she wanted, but she had to give £250 back for every shot. If she got one in, she'd win the holiday. She had one shot, but failed, so she left with £12,763.
** Nick initially dealt £10,000 at 8-box. At the end of the game, the Banker said he could have a go on the catapult; he had to give back £1,000, but he'd get doubled to £20,000 if he got one in. He failed, and thus went home with £9,000.
*** Parvinder dealt at 8-box; thus the catapult was not used.
Santa vs Scrooge 2011: Christmas Panto
Deal or No Deal will be celebrating Christmas in December 2011 with Noel dressed as a golden genie.
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