It's the 300th show today and there are BIG prizes for us to win in the viewer’s competition, but will today's contestant also win big? One thing that hasn't improved in the 300 shows is Noel's shirts!! Looks like Noel has been painting today and loads of it has dripped onto his shirt!!!!!
It's Helen's turn to take the 'walk of wealth’ BUT she refuses to go to the pound table!!! Noel goes over to her and pleads with her at first to take her place but she still refuses, so Noel says he will have to go to the audience for a player!!! He asks who in the audience would like to play for a chance of £250,000, and this spurs Helen to actually take her place at the in the 'Crazy Chair'. Whether or not this was all staged for the 300th is something we may not find out, although Noel did look a little shocked and uneasy at Helen's reaction at times!
Helen has box 11 today, she is involved in the licensing trade and training in all aspects of it. She has some pics which we see, there is a pic of her dad who passed away 2 years ago.
Helen whips up the pilgrims and this is set to be a LOUD game!!!! Noel starts the game and says it could be a memorable one!!!
7 - £5 LOUD cheers
2 - £250 more noise
3 - £100,000 groans and gasps for that one
1 - £50 back to cheers
12 - £750
Noel says there is a little blue ladder on the board and asks Helen what she thinks the banker will make of her. The banker thinks he has met Helen before at a finishing school in Switzerland! He then offers £10,000, Noel says he will double the offer is Helen leaves now!! We meet Helen's friend Betty in the audience, Noel asks if Helen has a financial target, she does, but doesn't reveal it, she then says NO DEAL.
18 - £500
14 - £15,000 mixed reactions first on that one
Noel turns to the camera and says they are going to increase Helen's medication while we take a break!!! On the return Noel says it's a powerful game, although some may say aggressive!
21 - £1
It looks a great board and Noel says we have been waiting for this sort of game for quite a while. Helen goes waffling and Noel has to interrupt to answer the phone, the banker wants to know Betty's secret as she has known Helen for 6 years and he has known for a few minutes and is at his limit!!! He then offers £15,000, Helen goes to Peter who says it's a great offer, but also a great board, Steve says it's a great offer as well, but wants a bite of Noel's banana that he is eating!!! Helen says NO DEAL.
ound 3Helen goes to Alasdair who is nicknamed The Terminator!
6 - £35,000 groans as the Terminator delivers!!!!!
20 - £10 cheers for the blue
9 - £20,000 gasps for the middle red
Noel goes to Ned for his opinion, he says that he thinks the banker has to go up. The banker says he has seen a change in everyone’s opinion of Helen as the game has gone on, he then offers £17,500. Ned gets it right, Dawn says to think very carefully as it's a great offer and it could all go wrong from now on, Helen says NO DEAL.
19 - £1,000
13 - £50,000 groans for another of the power 5
Helen wants to do something before Paul opens his box and goes over and rubs Mary's arms for luck!
5 - 1p Everyone goes wild, especially Helen
Noel says to the banker that it was a good round for us and a bad round for him! The banker wants to speak to Helen, she says he really has got a sexy voice and says to Neil that he was right and he really is lovely. Noel gets the phone back and says the banker regards Helen's game as being unstable and that she should leave with this offer of £21,000. Helen asks her friend Betty to join her, she says that it's a lot of money she is being offered, but Helen keeps pointing at the £250,000. Helen asks for a sweep of the contestant's opinions, there are quite a few passes and quite a few DEALS. Noel goes to the audience as the contestants were mixed with lots not commenting. Helen says DEAL.
Round 5 - proveout time
8 - £5,000
17 - £75,000 cheers for that one, only the £250,000 of the power 5 left
4 - £250,000 EVERYONE goes WILD
The banker says he would have offered £1,000 at this stage if Helen had played on.
Round 6 - proveout round
22 - £3,000
15 - £100
10 - £10,000
Helen delivers the perfect proveout rounds and with only 10p and 50p remaining the banker would have offered 21p.
Noel opens Helens box 11 and reveals 50p, box 16 contains the 10p.
It was quite an unusual game today and the start of the show looked a little staged at one point, but some of Noel's reactions also later gave the impression that perhaps it wasn't. I expect Helen's game split the viewers into two camps, those who found her quite annoying and those who found it an entertaining and different game. It was a great win over the banker at the end of the day though, and does this mark the start of a turn in the fortunes of the contestants?