Noel welcomes us to the dream factory and yet again says that although the £250,000 has been won there is no reason that it can't be won again. I think this could be Noel's new line of chat for quite a while to come, just hope he doesn't try and influence too many contestants to risk everything in going for it when it would be more astute to take the money on offer.
It's Don's turn in the 'Crazy Chair' and he has box 14 today, he says this is terrifying!! Don has his wife Crystal in the audience for support today, we learn it's their 50th wedding anniversary in a few weeks. Don shows us a wartime pic of all his brothers and sisters and says he would like to do some travelling so any winnings would help with this...
Bunney first and another song to go with the box
1 - £15,000 mixed reaction on the first red of the game
6 - £1 Big cheers for the blue
Gabrielle next and Don gets his lucky feather
11 - £20,000 mixed reactions again, are the feathers losing their edge?
16 - £75,000 BIG groans for a power 5 value
21 - 1p That's better and BIG cheers
Don says he is not going in the caravan now after the loss of the 1p. He says it's not too bad at the moment and it's not how you start it's how you finish. The banker is worried about the large number trend recently, he wants Don to keep smiling and he likes the photo, he wants national service brought back! He offers £8,050, Don says it's a good sum of money but NO DEAL
2 - 50p Big cheers
8 - £250,000 BIG Groans followed by silence...
13 - £5 Newbie Pam, is the newbie curse over?
Noel says this is difficult to read at the moment and the banker says he still doesn't want to ruin Don's day and sticks with his offer
£8,050. Noel says the banker is trying to unsettle Don by sticking with that offer, Don says NO DEAL
18 - £100,000 BIG GROANS
3 - £3,000
7 - £5,000
Noel says there are only 4 reds left now! Don replies that he now has more blues than reds to hit from now on. Noel asks the banker if we have found the end of the banker's nice guy limit, the banker says NO and again sticks with his offer of £8,050. The banker shocks everyone by sticking again, Dennis says that if Don doesn't hit three blues in the next round he will go out, buy a hat and then eat it!! Noel gets his lucky out from the pound table and offers that up for Dennis to eat! Don says NO DEAL
9 - £500 Big cheers as the blues return
5 - £10,000 Silence for yet another red
19 - £750
Noel says it's a not a bad position now and there have been games a lot worse at this stage. Noel wonders if the banker will stick again, he doesn't and instead offers £10,050. He's raised the offer and Don says it's getting tense now, Dennis says he was surprised he raised it and didn't stick again, Don says NO DEAL
That decision gets a great reception from the pilgrims, Don says that Laura's result helped him make that decision.
4 - £50,000 Big groans from the whole studio
22 - £250
12 - £1,000 more groans
Don is down to one red, the £35,000, he says what will be will be. The banker says the board is so far in his favour now and offers £3,050. Noel asks is it time to say enough is enough or is Don an optimist and prepared to play on. Don's wife says the game is his and whatever happens she will always love him. Bunney says he would be tempted to go on as there are so many blues to hit, but Don should consider his choice very carefully. Don says NO DEAL
The whole studio loves that decision and Noel says he was surprised by that decision.
Chants of BLUE BLUE BLUE start
10 - £35,000 Noel says we are all disappointed at that one, Don remains positive
20 - £50
15 - 10p
It's time for the banker with £10 and £100 remaining, the banker offers
£50. That is a good offer says Don, but he says he has to go on with a 50/50 chance now, and then says NO DEAL
Noel opens Don's box 14 and reveals £100, box 17 contains the £10.
Noel says that Don played a very courageous game today, but was unfortunate not to be rewarded with a nice win. He then uses some 'Noel logic' and talks about how this week has been a roller coaster of wins and losses with Laura's jackpot win followed by Craig's low win, then Nicola's big win and Don's small win, he says that following this tomorrow's game should produce a big win!!