Noel again welcomes us all to the dream factory, and hopes we can all celebrate a great victory today. He then says they have decided to change the selection process for choosing new contestants for the show in an effort to get a style of player who can continually beat the banker!! He then introduces the newbie Joe who is a former bodyguard and is now training to be a fitness instructor, he hopes Joe will be the sort of player to spank the banker!
It's PJ's turn to take the walk of wealth today and he does so with box 19. Noel introduces PJ, who we find out is called Paul Johnson. We get to see a pic of his 3 children, and learn that his wife is unable to be with him today and she is home looking after the children. PJ has a crystal with him, and we he tells us how he thinks there is something spiritual in the game as psychic Sarah demonstrated in helping Laura win her £250,000. He tells Noel that Lynn has his lucky number 4 today, and box 19 means nothing to him. Derek is not on the wings today as he is ill...
2 - 50p
11 - 10p
9 - £10,000
15 - £750
8 - £35,000
That's good and I'm happy says PJ. Noel says the banker probably has a bit of a headache today, as it was his birthday yesterday! He shouts down the phone HOW ARE YOU??!!! He says that there probably weren't that many people at his party, as everyone hates him!!! The banker says he had a number of presents from the contestants! Noel replies, "Oh you mean bribes!" PJ reveals that he was one of the contestants to send the banker a present, although he didn't know he was playing today, and Noel calls him a creep!! PJ tells Noel that he gave him 2 albums and they were Noel's funny phone calls Vol 1 & 2! Noel says they weren't top 10 material!! The banker says that phones have dominated Noel's career, and he agrees and then rolls off the Swap Shop phone number 01 811 8055!! Noel apologises as the banker then offers a swap of his own, and doesn't offer PJ any money, instead he can SWAP his box. PJ accepts the SWAP
and chooses his favourite number 4, so Noel does the box swap and PJ will now be playing with box 4...
13 - £1
1 - £5,000
Noel talks about how PJ seems to have bonded strongly with a number of contestants, and PJ replies that it is difficult to express how much the show affects you, and how life changing it is...
18 - £250
Noel says you can start to believe that something special is happening today. The banker says he knew that PJ would take the swap, and how that swap can dramatically change the course and feeling of the game, as if a low number is revealed in box 19 it swings to PJ, but if a high number is revealed it swings to the banker! The banker offers £15,000. PJ says if he walked out with £15,000 he would feel very happy, but looking at the strong board he will play on. PJ says NO DEAL
12 - £100
Noel says he can't believe how well PJ is doing...
16 - £10
5 - £50,000
That was a shame says Noel, and PJ agrees, although he says he still has 3 of the power 5 in play. The banker talks about the aura that Shahid had in his game, and how PJ has a similar feel. Banker offers £20,000. PJ says this is where the deep breathing starts, and he goes to Lynn for some advice, she replies that PJ is a great bloke and they both know what he is going to do. PJ asks if he is that predictable, and gets the audience to stand up if they know what he is going to do, they nearly all stand, and PJ can't believe he is that predictable!! PJ says NO DEAL
Noel builds up the tension that a good round here will produce a massive offer
17 - £15,000
14 - £100,000 That's a shame says PJ, and Noel replies that it is finely balanced now...
Blue chants start
10 - £250,000
What a round says Noel, both the top values going! He then says that the banker now has the upper hand in the game, and PJ agrees. The banker thanks PJ for the second of his birthday gifts! He offers £6,000... PJ says NO DEAL
Blue chants start
22 - £500
7 - £50
21 - £5
PJ gets a much needed all blue round, and Noel says that was at just the right time. PJ says he feels a lot better now. Noel talks about the 1p still being in play, and PJ asks how many members there are of the 1p club. Noel replies that we shouldn't be going down this road, but at the moment there are 9 members, and the next person takes it into double figures. He then asks why the number 4 means so much to PJ, who replies that he was born on the 24th March 1964, and his daughter is 4, and Noel asks if he plays golf!! Banker offers £12,444... This is tricky now says PJ, and Colin says he is worried as the 1p is still there... PJ says NO DEAL
PJ says he has got to leave box 19 until the end, and he says he is scared of using it now even though he swapped it earlier
6 - £1,000
3 - £3,000
You've got to find the 1p now, and he wonders if Lynn has it, or did PJ swap and bring the 1p to the table!! The banker calls, and PJ says I've still got one more box! The banker says that he feels the 1p is in box 19!
20 - £20,000
Banker time with 1p and £75,000... The banker says he is gripped by this game now, and Noel replies we are all gripped. The banker says he is tempted to offer something, and Noel tells him he can't! PJ says he could do it couldn't he! The banker offers the SWAP, and the chance to swap back to PJ's original box 19! There is NO money offer!! That offer stuns the whole studio!! The banker then phones back and wishes PJ the best of luck!! There are gasps of shock all over the studio as they expected a money offer there!! PJ starts to struggle with this decision, and Savvas tells him he reckons there will be another phone call just as Noel asks the question! Noel tells him NO that's it, that's the final offer. PJ says NO SWAP
Noel tells PJ that the banker has played one of the most ghastly games ever today!
Noel opens box 4 and reveals 1p - The audience is in total shock and the contestants break down in tears, Noel says he is so sorry for that result.
Box 19 contains the £75,000
Noel says that PJ is now the 10th member of the 1p club. The banker then phones back and says he is so grateful for the birthday gift that PJ gave him, that PJ will go away with 1p, BUT also with whatever is revealed in the viewer's competition box!! That is a potential £15,000 extra.
Noel asks the audience who would like to pick the box number, no one stands at first, as they don't want to be responsible for the outcome!! Eventually one person stands and chooses box 3. It is opened and reveals £15,000!! The whole studio goes wild!!!