It's Ingerlise's turn to take the 'Walk of Wealth' today, she does so with box 9 today, she has a couple of pressies for Noel and the banker - Noel asks if it is a bribe!! She also has a little Christmas bear for luck who is called Noel! Ingerlise is on the lookout for a new hubbie and has been on quite a few blind dates, Brian gets a few mentions from Noel as a potential new hubbie!
18 - £5,000
2 - 50p
8 - £1,000
21 - £50,000 Big groans for thee first of the power 5
19 - £10
Noel wonders if her soul mate is about to call! The banker is wearing black socks, as Ingerlise doesn't like men in white socks! Although he says that's all he is wearing!!! The pressie was liqueur chocolates, which he has already eaten!!! He makes an opening offer of £8,100, Ingerlise wants to buy a little property abroad to invite all her friends to for holidays, so she needs a little more than that and says NO DEAL.
13 - £20,000 One lonely person applauds that!!
15 - £100,000 BIG GROANS followed by silence for another of the power 5
20 - £250
Ingerlise tries to pick another box and Noel shouts NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Noel says the romance is still on as the banker offers £8,100, he sticks, but then adds on dinner for 2 as well! Ingerlise says NO DEAL.
16 - 1p New player Alfie gets off to a great start
17 - £5
12 - £50
Great all blue round for Ingerlise who asks if she can speak to the banker, Noel hands over the phone and she says 'Hello darling' and also that he has a dirty voice! The banker offers £14,400, and then adds in a single red rose as well - so it's £14,400 and a red rose. Ingerlise says NO DEAL.
4 - £75,000 Groans for yet another power 5 and the £250,000 is quite exposed now!
7 - £15,000
1 - £3,000
An all blue round followed by an all red round says Noel, the banker offers £15,000. Ingerlise goes to Donna for advice, she says that she should consider it as it could all go wrong in the next round. Noel offers a sweep and a tearful Ingerlise asks for the sweep, Ingerlise goes to Simon for a hug and some support, she really seems to be struggling on this offer. Ingerlise is really worried about hitting the reds in the next round and says DEAL.
Round 5 - Proveout round
Noel wonders if it was a deal too soon
3 - £10,000
6 - 10p gasps for the low blue
22 - £750 more groans
The banker is laughing down the phone!! Ingerlise is getting very emotional over her decision now and starts to cry, so Noel gets the tissues out. The banker would have offered £30,000, Noel consoles Ingerlise and says that £15,000 is still a large sum of money.
Round 6 - proveout round
14 - £100
5 - £500 groans all around
10 - £35,000 Silence in the studio
Ingerlise leaves a final 2 amounts of £250,000 and £1, has the £250,000 finally made it to the 'Pound table' after its long absence? The banker would have offered £65,000! Ingerlise is in tears at hearing the offer, Noel tries to console her again by saying the £15,000 is still a nice sum of money.
Noel opens box 9 and reveals the £250,000!! There is complete shock all around the studio as it finally makes it's appearance! Box 11 has the £1
It was a the game that everyone had been waiting on for well over 100 shows now, with the £250,000 finally making it to the 'Pound Table'. Unfortunately today's contestant couldn’t handle the pressures of the game and made the deal early in the game, much to their regret as the game played out its cruel ending. It was clear as the proveout rounds played out that Noel seemed quite upset that there wasn't a contestant in the chair who was prepared to play on with more courage and go for the ultimate and elusive prize.