Noel whispers the intro to the show today! Hope it wasn't a heavy night back at the contestant's hotel, which has prompted this quiet intro!! Noel talks about the lows of the last few games and is looking for the bigger wins, he asks the contestants for more positivity.
It's Katy's turn in the 'Crazy Chair’ and she has box 21 today, she waves to all the audience before taking her seat! Katy has a gift that she made for the banker and she also has a present for Noel, it's a homemade card with a DOND theme and different shirts on, it has a message inside that says 'I thought you might like some new shirts'! Katy hopes the banker will think she is an honest person as she has always answered truthfully while on the wings, she has no target or strategy for today.
22 - £100
5 - £100,000 groans all around
7 - £10,000 more groans
16 - 10p
8 - £75,000 even more groans
Noel says 'ewwwwwww' and Katy mimics him! She then says we have to look forward as those values have gone. Mary gives her opinion of the game and the board and imagines a better round next time to balance the board. We find out that the banker's card had shirts on as well, but with money on them and the motto - in for a penny, in for a pound! The banker makes an opening offer of £3,000, Katy goes for some early advice before saying NO DEAL.
15 - £20,000 silence for that one
There's a great comedy moment as Tony fluffs his line twice!!
12 - £250
Katy asks if Noel wants to put the kettle on while she chooses the next box, Noel calls a break. On the return Noel is well away from Katy as they have fallen out!!!! It's because Noel didn't shake Katy's hand at the start of the show! Noel tries to shake her hand now, but Katy refuses, Noel tries to get into Katy's good books by bringing out the DOND china tea service!!
1 - £5
Splendid says Noel after the last box of the round, although he says Katy she will have to go a little further in the game to get a good offer. The banker chats with Noel but says he needs some time to think about the offer, so Noel takes a few sips of his cup of tea! The banker is eventually ready and offers £8,000, Katy says it's a really good offer and goes to Helen for advice, she agrees it's a good offer and says the banker could be getting worried about her. Katy says NO DEAL.
14 - £15,000 groans for that one
13 - £10 cheers as Nalini delivers a blue
19 - £50
Katy is looking around and Noel asks what is wrong, it appears that Katy nearly forgot how many boxes she had opened. Noel talks again about the £250,000 still being absent from the pound table and the banker offers £13,000. Katy is impressed with the offer and asks the audience what they think, most shout out NO DEAL, but one person says DEAL, Noel goes to them to ask why - They say that if the £250,000 goes she won't see that sort of offer again.
Katy says NO DEAL.
11 - £50,000 Groans and big gap appears
20 - £250,000 Bigger groans and the highest red is now £35,000
9 - £35,000 Alasdair keeps his terminator name!!!!
The banker says the odds of Katy producing that round was 165/1, he also says it was spooky that the audience member predicted that round!!! He then offers an evil £666, Mary offers some advice and creeps to the banker, she tells Katy to continue, and Katy says NO DEAL.
10 - £750
17 - 50p
3 - £5,000 Gasps as the highest red goes
Noel talks of Howard's game again and also that the 1p is still in play! The banker offers £130. Katy immediately says NO DEAL, even before Noel can ask the question!
4 - £3,000 gasps as the highest red goes
Noel mentions again how similar this is to Howard's game, although it could be worse as the 1p is still out there!!
2 - 1p BIG cheers and relief as the 1p goes
18 - £1,000 more gasps
That round leaves a final 2 values of £1 and £500 and it's time for the banker, he offers £99.99. Katy asks what she should do and goes to Steve, he says he will make it up to £100 for her! Mary says she would go all the way after going this far, Katy says NO DEAL.
The banker calls and says he is delighted to hear that Katy goes all the way! He also offers the SWAP, but Katy has already said she doesn't want it.
Noel opens Katy's box 21 and reveals £500, box 6 contains the £1.
It's another game that never really got going and produced the higher offers, Noel says there will be a commiseration party at the hotel tonight as yet again the banker is producing wins over the contestants and we are on a 'low lolly cycle', but it has to turn around as the £250,000 has been absent for so long! Is Noel right? Or will the £250,000 remain absent for a while longer?