It's not been a good start to the week so far with 2 very low wins, will the banker fulfil his promise of defeating everyone this week and no one going away with more than £10,000?
Noel tries to get everyone in an optimistic mood to go against the banker's threat of defeating everyone this week.
Today's contestant to sit in the 'Crazy Chair' is a rather shocked and excited Lucy, she has box 10 today. We hear that Lucy had a heart problem when younger and had to have a few operations on it, she feels very lucky to be here today. She has her partner in the audience for support today, and also her toy dog 'Dog-Dog'
A very lively audience get us under way....
7 - £750
4 - £100,000 groans for one of the power 5
17 - 10p
13 - £10
22 - £20,000
Noel asks Lucy what the banker will think of her, she says smiley and nice - Noel says he won't like that!! Noel puts Lucy's toy dog to the phone to have a chat with the banker!! The banker offers £7,500, Lucy says it's a very good offer, but NO DEAL.
3 - £1,000
16 - 1p Cheers, whoops and applause
Lucy picks box 1 next but everyone predicts an Ad break, after the break Noel welcomes us back to Dog-Dog's game!!!! Lucy and Noel get a mug of coffee and Dog-Dog gets his own little DOND bowl!
1 - £3,000
Noel says it's going very well, but wonders how the 'tubby one' feels it's going!! The banker queries the tubby comment and makes an offer of £9,999, he keeps it below the £10,000 so he can keep his promise about no one will be leaving with over £10,000 this week!!!! Lucy says NO DEAL.
5 - £50
9 - £75,000 groans for another of the power 5
21 - £5
Everyone in the studio loves that round, the banker wants to speak to Dog-Dog again!! Noel asks the banker what did he say, the banker says it was nice to have an intelligent conversation for once!! He offers £14,000, WOW says Lucy and she says she needs to seriously think about this offer, she goes to Ned who says it's going really well at the minute and the £250,000 has got to appear on the 'Pound Table' soon... Lucy says NO DEAL
19 - £10,000
14 - £5,000
Lucy is drawn to box 2 next but Noel tells Lucy that Brian had £75,000 yesterday and does she still want to go with him?! She does
2 - 50p BIG cheers for that one and for once Noel doesn't jinx a box!
Noel says this is good, and wonders if the £250,000 is sitting in front of Lucy, he then tells the banker his plan is in tatters now! The banker offers £27,500, Lucy likes that offer, as does her partner who also says that it's pretty tasty and the banker is trying to get her out the chair now. Lucy looks at the board and talks about the 3 numbers that are still in play that are above her offer, she says NO DEAL.
An excited Noel gets the next round under way
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
8 - £35,000 It's alright says Noel!
11 - £500 cheers for the blue
6 - £50,000 Yes says Lucy, although the audience are mixed
Noel says he can't answer the phone!! So Lucy picks it up and answers, she tells the banker she thinks she has the courage to go all the way now after no dealing the last offer. The banker offers £35,000, Lucy and the whole studio love that offer, Lucy says it's a meaningful offer and she has often shouted at the TV at home telling people not to be greedy and to deal although now she wants to go on. She gets advice to go with her instincts, and then says DEAL. Lucy is delighted with that result, and says now she has to beat the banker.
Round 6 - Proveout round
18 - £1 groans for the blue
15 - £250 more groans as the £250,000 stays in play.....
20 - £15,000 groans all around
The proveout round leaves a final 2 values of £100 and £250,000 in play, has the £250,000 finally made it to the 'Pound table'? The banker calls and would have offered £105,000!!
Noel opens Lucy's box 10 and reveals £100, the whole studio erupts into applause. Box 12 contains the £250,000.
It was a superb game for Lucy who had some great offers from the banker along the way, and it took some courage to go on especially after the lows of the past few days. The final proveout offer of £105,000 seems a little steep though given the recent offers of around £70,000 to £80,000 when the £250,000 has remained in active play at the end.