There are no questions except one... Where does Noel get his shirts from!!!
Noel talks about the bankers use lately of using £26,000 as an offer to trap the contestants and encouraging them to deal earlier than perhaps they would like too.
A rather stunned Alex makes his way to the pound table with box 14. Alex reveals that his real name is Gladstone and Noel wants him to use that name for today, we don't find out why he uses the name Alex. Alex is a policeman based in Bristol, so I expect the banker could make a few police puns today, and he also used to be in the army. Alex wants to rename the wings - The Guardians and the Protectors...
19 - £500 Big cheers for the first blue
2 - £35,000 groans for the first red
22 - £250,000 Goes again in the opening round
6 - 10p
18 - £250
Alex says it's not bad apart from the £250,000 going, Noel says he has no idea what the banker will make of him. The banker doesn't want to talk to Alex but passes on a message through Noel of 'what kind of man won't use his real name?' Noel says it's his middle name. The banker offers £6,000, Alex says NO DEAL
17 - £15,000
13 - 50p
Noel reveals that whenever box 14 has been on the pound table it has never had a power 5 value!
8 - £75,000 Groans as another power 5 goes...
Noel says that Alex seems relaxed especially as the reds are going quite fast, Alex says it's because he's stood next to Noel. The banker is in hysterics for some reason, but still won't talk to Alex, Noel eventually gets him to talk to Alex and Alex addresses him in French!! Alex comes off the phone in a fit of giggles and says that the banker has really made him laugh. The banker thinks that Alex is going to be difficult to shift, and offers £9,000. Alex goes for advice, Julian says it's still not a bad board but he would consider the offer and then dismiss it!! Alex says NO DEAL
20 - 1p Newbie Adrian gets off to a great start
21 - £10,000
5 - £1 Big cheers
Noel says right then you could still go away with £100,000 or even £50,000 except that box 14 has never had a power 5 value!! The banker calls and says that Alex got so much enjoyment out his chat with him, instead of offering money he will agree to phone Alex every weekend!! Alex starts dancing around and Noel gets a little worried and asks if Alex wants a break so he can go for a wee!! The banker offers £13,000, Noel wonders if this is Alex's target and will he go, Alex says NO DEAL
Alex says to Noel that he likes limbo and says 'get down shep'!!! Noel says that Blue Peter!!! Alex says he was going to suggest getting a couple of poles and everytime there was a blue they would do a limbo!!! Noel goes off stage and gets another chair and a brush and sets one up!!! He then does a limbo under the pole!!! Noel says that does your back in a little, Alex says 'You're getting on'!!!
15 - £20,000
9 - £3,000
10 - £5
Noel asks what was Alex's nickname in the army, it was moosejaw!! It was because of an incident in a rugby game!! The banker thought that moosejaw was something you got from eating too much Angel Delight!! He then offers £18,000, Tim tells Alex to really think about this offer now, Susan tells him to think about the offer but if it were her she would not deal. Noel tells Alex to think seriously about this but does hint at playing on for a big win as there is still life changing money on the board. Alex says DEAL
, that comes as a shock to both the audience and Noel!! Noel says that most think there is more in the game. Alex says he thought but it doesn't take much to destroy a board and he's not a greedy man.
Round 5 - proveout round
12 - £100,000 Big cheers as the top amount goes
4 - £5,000
11 - £750 A few ooohhs as the £50,000 remains
Noel says it started as a great round but now there is the threat that the £50,000 could have his. The banker would have offered £7,000, Noel says for the moment it looks like a great decision to deal.
Round 6 - proveout round
1 - £50
7 - £10 Groans all around
Noel really builds up the tension about the chance of Alex having the £50,000 sat in front of him and has he made a bad decision
3 - £1,000
Noel wonders if Alex has just blown £32,000! It's time for the banker time with £100 and £50,000 remaining, he would have offered £21,000. Noel asks Alex how he is feeling, he says that £18,000 will be very useful. Noel says that when Alex made the deal a lot of people thought he made a mistake and it now proves that he did make a mistake and a little bit of patience and concentration would have won him £21,000! He wonders if Alex threw away the chance to go away with £50,000 and if it was his destiny to win it today!
Noel opens Alex's box 14 and reveals £50,000 to groans and shock from the audience, box 16 contains £100.
Noel closes out the show saying that Alex will think long and hard about his decision after the show and although he went away with £18,000 he missed the chance of £50,000! He also says that the big money has been relentlessly coming to the table lately and it could again tomorrow!!