Noel welcomes us to a dream factory with a funny atmosphere today! He reckons that today’s game will be a big money one! He runs through the wings and talks about how the average contestant does around 20 shows before they play their game, so after around 15 shows they start to get a little nervous…
It’s James’ turn to take the walk of wealth today, and he does so with box 7. Noel tells James that he is a very popular member of the contestants and is also popular at the hotel!! We learn that he has broken both of his legs in the past! And Noel replies that he must be used to lying around in bed all the time! Noel then winds up James about liking to drink cider, just as Leila did last week, there is some laughter from the wings with that comment!! James has a photo of the football team he plays for, and is going to use some of their shirt numbers for his selections today.
James asks for lots of noise...
17 - £35,000 Some groans for that one
3 - £10 Cheers for the first blue
5 - 1p BIG cheers
1 - £15,000 Groans again
20 - £1,000 Newbie Renee
Its early doors at the moment says James, and Noel says that James could be slightly ahead as he's taken out the 1p. The banker thanks Kirsty for the 100's of doughnuts that have been sent to the dream factory and tells her he's nicked a few for himself!! He then offers £10,000 + A pair of the banker's knickers!! They are for Tom Jones type atmosphere that James has created in the studio today!! James asks if they are clean!! James says NO DEAL
11 - £1
13 - £250
9 - 10p Big cheers
James says he's feeling good at the moment, and we are well within the banker's half, and Noel replies that it is a game of 3 halfs!!!! The Banker offers £20,000. That's serious money says James, and Noel replies that he has played his little game again of using a value that is in play. James asks for a sweep, and Noel says oh thanks for making me work for nothing now, when you have already made your mind up!!! Noel does a mini sweep and everyone says No Deal. James says NO DEAL
18 - £50 Big cheers
16 - £5,000 That's fine says Noel
Noel says there will be a chunky offer now if the top 4 stay!!
12 - £75,000 ARGGHHH says Noel as he does his classic jinx!!!
The banker says he is feeling slightly better, but has just had a terrifying thought as the independent adjudicator is a woman!! He's worried that box 7 will contain a big amount and also her telephone number!!! He then offers £24,000. It's a great offer says James, but he is going to make Noel work again with another sweep. Everyone says NO DEAL. James says NO DEAL
10 - £750 Big cheers and a C'mon from James
£10,000 down we can afford says Noel...
15 - £20,000 No, we wanted to keep that one says Noel
8 - £100,000 BIG GROANS...
The Banker calls and offers £24,000, and he sticks. James asks Paul what he thinks, and he replies to play on, and Kirtsy also agrees... James says NO DEAL
Blue chants start
6 - £50,000 The chants turn to groans, and Noel calls it a one-box game now...
21 - £250,000 BIG GROANS and the dream is dashed says Noel
22 - £3,000
OH MY WORD what a round says Noel. The banker laughs down the phone at Noel, he says all James' mates on the wings gave him gung-ho advice, which cost him dear... He then offers £900. James says NO DEAL
14 - 50p
2 - £100
19 - £500
It’s time for The Banker with £5 and £10,000 remaining, and Noel says the banker can't play around with James now that the £10,000 is still there. But the banker says that he can!! He then offers £4,444. Noel says this is a highly respectful offer. James is ready, and there are shouts of Deal from the audience. James says DEAL
Noel asks what went through his mind then, he replies that he would be ripped to shreds if he went home with a blue!!
Noel opens James’ box 7 and reveals - £5
Box 4 contains - £10,000