Noel talks about Shahid's game yesterday, and how he remained composed throughout, even though the banker tried a few games on him. Jeff gets a mention for his mystic abilities in Shahid's game where he correctly predicted where the £250,000 would be, and wonders if he can keep up his recent run of correct predictions.
It’s Paul’s turn to take the walk of wealth today, and he has box 16. He says it's a bit of a shock, and Noel says I can see that by the way you are dressed!!! Paul is a taxi driver, and has his wife Kerry in the audience for support today. We learn that they met while at work, and Noel notices that Kerry is wearing lots of bangles and gets her to jangle them for him!! We also get to see a pic of Paul's children.
6 - £5,000
15 - £75,000 Groans for the first of the power 5
8 - £35,000
20 - £20,000
Paul says he has got to find a blue
10 - £250,000 Big Groans - Newbie Paul B
That is a terrible opening round says Noel. The Banker wonders with his birthday approaching on Saturday, is he getting too old for the job!! He thinks that Paul makes his wife wear all those bangles so he always knows where she is!!! He then offers £999. Paul says NO DEAL
14 - £1,000
Six in a row says Noel, and he says they have never had anyone clear a whole side of the board yet!!!
17 - £3,000
Noel says that 8 reds in a row is the record, and will Paul equal it?
19 - £250 Big cheers for the first blue...
The banker has sussed Paul's problem and it is that he is a bad timekeeper and doesn't know what day it is, as he 's given him a great birthday present so far, although his birthday is on Saturday. He then offers £3,500. Paul says NO DEAL
12 - £1
9 - £10,000
4 - £100
Paul says he could have done without losing the £10,000 there. Noel points out that he could still have the £100,000 in his box, and he also has a nice backup with the £50,000. The banker says there is a good chance of Paul having a blue, as there are so many left, and he then offers £7.500. Kerry says it's a good offer for the board, but Paul can turn this around after the next round. Paul says NO DEAL
2 - 50p Big cheers
Noel says that promising a big sticky kiss has worked in the past when looking for the 1p!!
5 - £15,000 Oh No says Noel!!
Jeff talks about Graeme's game and how he turned things around and went away with over £100,000... Noel points out that Jeff has predicted box 7 has the 1p.
Blue chants start
21 - 10p BIG CHEERS
That's better says Paul, and Noel replies that you can start to believe there will be a massive turnaround now. The banker says that Paul will never get to the final of £50,000 and £100,000, as he will make the offers difficult for Paul, and he then offers £10,000. Paul's wife tells him to ask people for their opinion, but to check with her afterwards before deciding anything!! Noel tells her to come down and ask them herself!!! She does and goes over for a chat with Den. Noel weighs up the pros and cons of walking away now, or playing on... Paul says NO DEAL
Blue chants start
11 - £50 The chants turn to cheers
1 - 1p More cheers, but Jeff was wrong - Noel wonders if 7 has the £100,000 instead...
3 - £10 Big Cheers
Paul's wife says she should have been playing!! The Banker offers £20,000… Paul's wife says that is near their target, and Paul tells her to sush as the banker is listening!! Den tells Paul the only way he will get the big money is if he is brave and takes the gamble, but to remember what the flipside is... Paul says DEAL
Round 6 - Proveout round
18 - £5 The perfect start if you had the courage to play on says Noel
13 - £50,000
7 - £750
It’s time for The Banker with £500 and £100,000 remaining, and he would have offered £33,000… That's OK says Kerry as she expected it would have been higher than that. Paul says he would have dealt there.
Noel opens box 16 and reveals £100,000... You blew it BIG TIME says Noel!! Paul replies that he would have NEVER got that far anyway.
Box 22 contains the £500