Noel again welcomes us all to the dream factory, he talks about how last week he asked for courage after being in a trough lately, and how the contestants responded to this and delivered with some great wins this weeks.
Adrian has box 9 today. Noel says it must have been a big surprise that he was playing today as if he did know he wouldn't have worn what he is!!!! Adrian has his partner Lucy in the studio for support today, we learn that she is French, so expect lots of French puns today!!
1 - 10p
Noel runs to box 2 as he thinks it's Adrian's system! It's not, but Adrian goes with it anyway!
2 - £100,000 groans for the first big red
Noel now runs to box 3 before Adrian can say anything! Adrian says he's not predictable and chooses 4!
4 - £250
3 - £10,000
5 - £100
Adrian says he thinks the banker will think he is a cautious player. The banker says hello Plank!! Referring to earlier shows when he gave him that nickname!! He is pining for Adrian and he feels a little upset for the gap that is now left in the wings!! Noel runs off stage and returns with a plank of wood with a wig on top and a face drawn on it with gloves as hands!! He places the plank in Adrian's place on the wings!! There are then follows lots of wood jokes and puns!! The Banker offers £12,435, a great offer and the same numbers as Adrian chose his boxes. Adrian says NO DEAL
Adrian says he is going backwards now for his box selections
22 - £75,000 BIG groans for that one
Doug next and Noel asks him to give a good box opening!
21 - £5,000
19 - £1
Noel points out that this is the 398th show and on Monday on the 400th show there is something VERY special for us, so expect a big viewer's competition prize. The banker has a chat with Adrian, and Adrian asks why the banker is calling him a plank! Adrian tells the banker his target is a 5 figure sum and closes off by saying "cheers mate" This is interesting says Noel, the banker must be desperate to get rid of Adrian with his offer of £17,500. Adrian says he is going to do the classic stand up, sit down routine and asks everyone to stand who would deal, no-one does, so he asks everyone to stand who would no deal. Everyone does including an older member who struggles to get to her feet! Noel says that Adrian is horrible and gets him to apologise, Adrian does so and asks if she would like a cup of tea! Adrian says NO DEAL
Julian next and Noel says he can't have the wig from the plank!!
11 - £5
15 - 50p Newbie Jay
Noel tells Adrian to stop rubbing your chin or he'll get splinters!!
8 - £35,000 OH NO says Noel
Noel says Adrian seems very laid back about all the big numbers going, he replies that he'll go when it seems right. The banker says he is being serious now and the next offer will stop all the wood puns, the next offer will make Adrian VARNISH!!! He offers £20,000, Noel asks if Adrian is now in the market to deal, Adrian says if he ups the offer by 20% he will walk, as some of the money is for a local charity. Noel asks if the banker offers £24,000 now will he walk? Adrian says YES! The banker immediately calls back! He increases the offer to £22,000, Adrian says DEAL
... That really shocked Noel!!! Noel talks about the big numbers that are still in play and wonders if it was a good move by Adrian. Adrian says he is really happy with the deal.
Round 4 - Proveout round
Noel says this is a very different game, and Adrian really surprised him. Adrian reveals that his target was only ever £20,000 and he got an extra £2,000 out of the banker for a local charity. Noel calls down Adrian's partner for the proveout, and then says it's rare for a happy outcome from a third round deal!
17 - £15,000
16 - £750 A few groans for that one
Noel says that the £250,000 HAS to be in this box!
20 - £250,000 BIG relief all around the studio
Noel says that virtually everyone thought that Adrian went at the wrong time, but it's starting to look as though he was right. Noel even admits that he was shocked at the deal. The calls and would Banker would have offered £5,000
Round 5 - Proveout round
Noel now says he thinks he is going to pull this off
6 - £1,000 It's not good enough says Noel
10 - £500
13 - £50 OH NO says Noel
Noel says you might still be safe, as the banker will have to show a genuine offer here. The Banker would have offered £14,000, Noel says you are still in the clear.
Round 6 - proveout round
You still need to find the £50,000 and the £20,000 says Noel
12 - £20,000 That's better says Noel
18 - £50,000 Adrian does it and Noel says WELL DONE
7 - 1p
It's time for the Banker with £10 and £3,000 remaining, The banker says TIMBER!!! He would have offered £900
Noel opens Adrian's box 9 and reveals £3,000, box 14 contains the £10.
Well, Well, Well that is totally amazing says Noel, it was totally impossible to predict and you are one of the few to deal at the third offer and beat the banker. Noel closes out the show by saying that it’s been a wonderful week for the contestants who have really beaten the banker. He encourages us to tune in on Sunday for the 399th show where he will tell us about the exciting week ahead marking the 400th show.