I expect we'll have Noel talking lots today about contestants having courage and the many chances lately of the £250,000 being won again!! Noel does apologise for his continuous ramblings about the games, he talks about Sarah's amazing game on Friday and how she has proved to be the shows greatest psychic ever. He runs through Sarah's game and how she did a fantastic swap and swapped for the £250,000 but didn't quite have the inner strength to carry on and open the box.
It's Ryan's turn to take the walk of wealth today and he does so with box 7. Ryan Hall a cover teacher who gave in his notice to appear on the show! Noel says that has raised the stakes a bit in his game and can be interpreted in one of 2 ways, he's an idiot or he's totally focused and committed to making the most of this experience, Ryan says he's a bit of both. He has a card from some of his class with various good wishes written in it, he has his dad in the audience for support and we learn he is also a massive gambler who would love to visit Vegas. He tells us he has lost over £2,000 on roulette, but it was money he had already won, his dad says you wait til I get you home!!!
Ryan asks if he goes quickly can he have 2 games
10 - £100,000 Groans for that one...
3 - £75,000 Bigger groans
12 - £100 cheers for the first blue
21 - £1
1 - 10p
It's not too bad says Ryan and Noel says that Ryan doesn't look like the type of guy who will go at the first offer, Ryan replies well unless he wants to offer a decent sum of money. Noel tells the banker he had a fantastic Saturday, the banker says he did as well due to saving so much in Sarah's game. The banker warns Ryan to be careful as he is razor sharp at he moment, he has picked up on the £2,000 lost on roulette statement, but also noticed that it was money only won at the table. The banker hopes that the choice of Ryan's pink shirt is the only bad decision he makes today!! He then offers £8,500. Ryan says it's a good offer and he didn't expect that, he says it's weird sat in the chair and seems so different from what it appears on the screen at home. Ryan says NO DEAL
4 - £50,000 newbie Gloria uses Jeff's 'Break a leg' line
19 - £500
Noel asks what Ryan is thinking and Ryan says we had better give everyone a chance to get their earplugs as he is choosing Bunney next!! Noel gets Bunney to warm up his voice in the break! After the break Noel tells us to get our fingers in our ears as Bunney gives us a song!
15 - £3,000
Ryan says the board is still looking good with a nice chunk of reds and also the big one still in play, and while that's there he should get the good offers. The banker says that yes the £250,000 is an influence, but as big as the backups are gone he is less concerned and also the 1p is still in play. He wants Ryan to think about how he felt when he lost the £2,000, because this could be 5 times worse, he offers £10,000. Ryan says it's a good offer again and Stella agrees but says he has to go on, Ryan says NO DEAL
22 - £250,000 Big groans and Ryan says he's adjusted his sights and is playing a new game now
11 - £5 Cheers for the blue
8 - £10 more cheers
Ryan says it still looks OK as there is a nice chunk of reds together, Noel says he will be hard pressed to get an offer near the £10,000. The banker asks did that feel 5 times worse than when he lost the £2,000, Ryan says it was 125 times worse.... The banker offers £7,500. Dennis says it's a nice offer and he has a new power 5 on the board now, Ryan says he can't see how the banker can go up from that offer much now... But he is going to try him... Ryan says NO DEAL
13 - £1,000 That'll do says Ryan
9 - 1p Big cheers for 1p
5 - £10,000 Arrggghh says Noel
Ryan says he wished he had picked another box, he then says that he thinks the banker will continue to test him with the offers. The banker says that he is finding Ryan very trying and offers £9,000. Ryan says he likes the banker more and more as time goes on, he wonders when he would likely see that offer again if he has a bad round. Dennis says the banker is playing a very clever odds game, Ryan's dad says that he would play on as he's a bigger gambler than Ryan, Ryan says he has just bought a house as well, Noel says you're also unemployed so DEAL!!! Ryan says NO DEAL
Noel calls Ryan's dad down to sit in the chair, he does and shouts Go on my son
14 - 50p Phil finally gets a low amount
6 - £750
2 - £15,000 groans for the red
Could have been better but could have been a lot worse says Noel. The banker calls and then Noel says the average on the board is £12,000 and the pilgrims start to applaud, Noel asks them why they are applauding, as he hasn't said the offer yet!!! The banker does make the offer of £12,000, Ryan again wonders when he would likely see that offer again if the middle reds go in the next round. Ryan says DEAL
Noel says this has been an interesting game and a great joust with the banker.
Round 6 - proveout round
16 - £20,000 Cheers for that one
18 - £35,000 Big cheers as Ryan does it
20 - £5,000
Ryan produces the perfect proveout round and Noel says I hope that hurt to the banker! The banker would have offered £120. Ryan would have gone on at that offer.
Noel opens Ryan's box 7 and reveals £50, box 17 contains £250, Ryan plays the perfect game and beats the banker.
Noel says the game doesn't get much better than that as Ryan got the respect of the banker and this resulted in some good offers. Ryan says he has had an unbelievable time on the show and it's the best thing he has ever done.
Noel closes out the show by saying that the purists would have loved this show as it was a technical game and Ryan played it well and had a great joust with the banker but beat him as well.