Well it's been a roller coaster of a week so far! The high of Lynne, low of Steve and then the high of Dawn yesterday, hopefully it will not follow that course and produce a low today!! Noel yet again gives us his little speech about the absence of the £250,000 from the ‘Pound Table’ for over 100 shows now! Hopefully it will appear soon and we’ll get a new line of banter from Noel!
It’s Neil’s turn to take the walk of wealth today, he does so with box 20, is he still the banker's creep? Referring to his creeping to the banker while he was on the wings,
Noel reveals that Neil once put a months wages on a horse £1,250, he won though and came away with £2,500, I wonder what the banker will make of that? We see some pics of Neil's children, and learn that he has a few lucky special numbers for the game. Noel mentions Neil's relationship with the banker, Neil says he looks to him as a father figure!
5 - £1 Big cheers for the first blue
18 - £75,000 groans for the first of the power 5
17 - £10,000
22 - £15,000 silence for that one...
9 - £100 Big cheers to finish the round
Neil says he is happy with the board after the opening round. The banker calls and says at last he has found his son! The banker says he has been moved by the attention Neil has given him while on the wings, and has a gift for him under the desk. It is a bottle of extremely rich bubble bath!!!! Noel is concerned that the label says perfect for sharing!!!! The banker then makes an opening offer of a Loofa! And £8,000, Neil says NO DEAL.
Neil hesitates about choosing box 13 but decides to go for it....
13 - £250,000 Oh dear, he should have stuck with his initial feeling
10 - £750
3 - £5
Neil runs through the board and says he is still happy with it, the banker sees Neil as a committed and focused man and will be taking him seriously.... But he's dropping the offer!!! He offers £8,000, he's dropped the LOOFA!! Neil goes for a bit of advice and everyone says there is still more in the game, so he says NO DEAL.
6 - £250
7 - £35,000 groans for one of the power 5
4 - 1p
Noel asks Ned what he thinks of the board, he says it looks like a gamblers board at the moment and is unstable, he then goes to newbie Joey who he describes as a small child from kindergarten!!!! Danny puts up his hand to ask to speak, he tells the banker that small kids are expensive to keep! The banker offers £10,000, Neil says it's a very good offer, he then goes to Ned who says he thinks he should carry on as they had a chat about his game plan earlier. Neil says NO DEAL.
Neil chooses one of his lucky numbers
2 - £100,000 Groans all around
16 - £1,000
21 - £50 Big cheers for the blue
Noel says that last box was just what he needed there, Neil says he is still happy with the board and the £50,000 being there. The banker calls and offers £7,500, Neil goes to Shahid who says it's a fair offer, and asks how much of a gambler is Neil. Neil says NO DEAL.
Neil asks for an all blue round now and Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start all around the studio.
15 - 50p Big cheers
14 - £3,000 still gets the cheers
19 - £20,000
Noel says the big dream is still there, and Neil says that the £50,000 is in his box. Noel talks to the banker and tells Neil that the banker is playing the emotional card now and is talking about Neil's family, he offers £9,500. Neil's partner joins him at the table to tell him something, Noel overhears what she said to Neil and it was DEAL NOW! Noel runs through all the different outcomes that the game could produce now and Neil starts to put the offer in real terms. Noel asks for all the values to be removed from the board so Neil can focus on the offer and not get distracted by what values are left! Neil says DEAL.
Noel asks for the values on the board to be returned for the proveout round. Neil says he had to think of his family on that offer and that is why he said deal.
Round 6 - Proveout round
11 - £10
1 - £50
8 - 10p
It would have been the perfect round for Neil if he had played on and leaves a final 2 values of £50,000 and £5,000. The banker says he would have offered £27,000 if Neil had played on, Neil says that is a massive offer and he is gutted, although it could have also gone really wrong, he says he would have taken that offer.
Noel opens Neil’s box 20 and reveals £5,000, box 12 contains £50,000. Neil makes a deal for more than his box is worth, but could have won nearly 3 times as much if he risked one more round.