Noel talks about Bindya's game yesterday and how the banker used his highly effective £26,000 offer to get her to deal early.
It's Jack's turn to take the walk of wealth today and he has box 15. Jack is a retired head teacher from Lancashire, he has his wife Olive in the audience with him for support today and we learn they have been married for 50 years. His lucky number is 22, he says it has figured in his life for lots of events, he unsure which way he should use the number though, he says he is always careful with other peoples money but with his own money he is prepared to gamble.
1 - £50,000 Groans all around for that one from Newbie Sherin
4 - £3,000
7 - £1,000
11 - 10p Big cheers for the first blue
19 - £100,000 BIG groans for that one
Someone shouts out the £250,000 is in there! "Hello Mr Banker, Gentleman Jack is with us" says Noel. The banker says that Gentleman Jack stands out from the rest of the riff-raff!!! He makes an opening offer of NO money, but the chance to SWAP his box 15 for any remaining box that is in play. The swap is offered because of Jack's comments about box 22 and that the number has played a part in his life. Noel asks his wife Olive what he should do, she says he should SWAP, Jack says that there is no pressure there now is there!!! Jack says SWAP
. Jack now has box 22
18 - £250
8 - £250,000 YIKES says Jack...
Noel says just think if you had used that swap to choose box 8!! WHY WOULD HE NOEL!!!!!
13 - £5,000
Noel says if we are being optimistic we can afford to lose the £5,000. The banker asks what Jack taught at school, he replies it was topics across the board in general. The banker then points out that there were more blues on the board than reds when Jack swapped, so he is more likely to have picked up a blue value rather than a red value! He then offers £8,500. Noel goes to Julian who says it's a nice offer considering what a cheapskate the banker is!!! Noel says that comment will go on Julian's record now with the banker! Jack says NO DEAL
21 - £500
10 - £10
We're nearly there for an all blue round says Noel
5 - £15,000 Groans for that one
It could have been worse says Jack. Noel says he missed an opportunity to choose box 15 which could have given him an edge over the banker. The banker says that Jack is afraid to open box 15 that’s why he didn't choose it, he says he has the advantage now and offers £10,015. David says that he still has 2 of the power 5 and a couple of good back up amounts and he should go on, everyone else agrees. Jack says he has seen it go so wrong while on the wings at this stage. Noel asks the audience if they would deal, no one would, he even asks the cameraman who says no as well. Jack thinks for a while and then says DEAL
That decision shocks everyone and Noel has a very shocked face, Jack says he surprised himself there and then says what have I done!! Noel says Jack is going to be memorable for this decision, as he has gone against what everyone in the studio would have done. Noel asks is he going to prove that everyone was right and he was hopelessly wrong!!
Round 4 - Prove out round
3 - £20,000 Cheers for that one
Jack goes to his original box 15 now
15 - £50 Shock all around for that one
Noel asks is it feeling lonely there now!!
2 - £750 NO says Noel
Noel says that everyone thought there was one more round in the game and there was. The Banker would have offered £15,000, Jack says he would have dealt for that.
Round 5 - Proveout round
Noel says an all blue round here would be a disaster
6 - £1
9 - 50p
20 - £10,000 NO it's not enough says Noel
Noel says that it is now 2 rounds too soon. The Banker would have offered £22,000, Jack's wife Olive says she is speechless. Jack says he would have dealt at that as well.
Round 6 - Proveout round
14 - £75,000 BIG cheers all around
16 - £35,000 More cheers as the last remaining red goes
It's still sad says Jack, but it could have been worse
12 - £100
It's time for the Banker with 1p and £5 remaining, he says it's not the end he was hoping for and would have offered £1.22. Jack is hoping that the 1p is now in his box 22
Noel opens Jack's box 22 and reveals 1p, box 17 contains £5
As Noel closes out the show he points out that the last time someone took a swap in round 1 of the show they swapped for the £250,000 but dealt early and didn't win it, this time the swap was for the totally opposite end of the board for 1p and again dealt early and didn't walk away with the amount.