Noel talks of Mary's game yesterday and how she might have frustrated a few of us with her early deal. The £250,000 gets it's mention for being away from the pound table for 99 shows, will it make the 100?
It's Paul's turn to take the walk of wealth today and he has box 5, he looks delighted to be playing unlike Helen on Friday. There are some shouts of C’mon as he makes his way to the pound table, as he sits down he says he is ready for today. Noel gets a few words out of Paul about the banker, he doesn't creep but says he gives fair offers for the board. Noel also gets Paul to put his target in the book.
3 - 50p
12 - £100
6 - £10
7 - £1,000
14 - £5,000
Paul says he is happy with that and Noel talks about the players who think it's a good idea to take out the low reds first, he also thinks the £250,000 is in Paul's box today. The banker is not so sure and offers £10,000, Paul says it's a very good offer. It's a quite a familiar opening offer from the banker now, and it's also the amount Mary won yesterday! Paul says NO DEAL
22 - £100,000 a few groans for that
16 - £10,000 delayed applause for that one
15 - £15,000 No problem says Paul
Noel says that round was damaging to the board, but Paul is still happy at this stage. Noel talks about the atmosphere in the studio today and thinks Paul is going to win big! The banker thinks that was a bad round for Paul, but Noel still talks about the banker writing out cheque for £250,000, the banker offers £250! He says he started writing out the cheque but ran out of ink at £250!!!! There is a chorus of WHAT around the studio for that offer! Paul says NO DEAL.
17 - 1p BIG applause for the 1p
18 - £750 More cheers
11 - £5 C’mon says Paul
An all blue round and the perfect reply to the banker's previous offer, Noel talks up the £250,000 again. The banker calls and Noel says 'hello bad man'! The banker then offers £25,000, he has found more ink!
Paul goes to Tony for advice, he says it's going his way now but think if that is enough for him, Noel gives Tony a bit of stick over his recent fluff of his lines!! Ned says that offer is at the top of what the banker could have offered there, Mike says it's a good board and you are only there once. Paul mulls over the offer and says DEAL.
Noel gets out what Paul wrote on the piece of paper and its £20,000, so Paul gets more than he came for. Paul says that is what he needed and he's happy with that, Noel wonders if that was the right move....
Round 4 - proveout time
13 - £500 ripple of applause
21 - £35,000
2 - £250,000 BIG cheers as Paul finds the big one
A great proveout round and Paul is on his way to proving his decision to deal early was justified. The banker calls and would have offered £2,500, but he says he still smells a victory over Paul. Paul says he would have carried on there trying to hit his target of £20,000
Round 5 - proveout round
1 - £75,000 Cheers as the highest red goes
10 - £50,000 More cheers for a fantastic proveout so far
20 - 10p
Another great proveout round for Paul and the banker says he has felt better! He would have offered £1,000 at this stage, Paul says he would have gone on still chasing his target.
Round 6 - proveout round
19 - £50
9 - £3,000
8 - £250
After the final round £20,000 and £1 remain, and the banker says he is disgusted!!! He would have made a final offer of £5,250, a minxy offer says Noel. Paul says he would have said NO DEAL at that and tried to still win his target amount.
Noel opens Paul's box 5 and reveals £1, box 4 contains the £20,000.
Paul produces a great win over the banker when probably a lot of viewers thought that he dealt far too early.