Noel welcomes everyone to the dream factory and tells us everyone is in good spirits after Chantelle's game yesterday. He tells the contestants that it proves that little bit of extra courage can be rewarded! Although has he forgotten about the start of the week!!!
It’s Gus’ turn to take the walk of wealth and he has box 17 today. Gus is from Leeds and is Spanish, but works in an Italian restaurant! Noel asks him what it is like working for Basil Fawlty! He then asks Gus to just use his normal voice now and stop joking around! Gus tries a Yorkshire accent, but needs a few lessons from Noel!! Gus tells us he gambles on absolutely anything!!! Noel calls him The Great Gus Gambler… Before the show gets under way Gus asks for lots of screams and shouts from the pilgrims, so expect a VERY LOUD game today
It's Rich first, and Noel stops to point out that Rich is the worst mystic ever!! And he needs to get his box right before he can play!! Rich says he thinks he has £250,000 today!
18 - £3,000 Rich is wrong....
Doug next and he says he will open his with one pull today
7 - £500 Big cheers and Doug produces a good box opening
10 - £20,000 It's fine says Gus
15 - £5 BIG cheers
14 - £75,000 Groans for that one
Gus chooses box 6 next with Tess, who starts to open her box until Noel shouts NOOOO!!! The banker calls and says he is going to ask questions before every offer and goes into the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition sketch!!! He then offers £10,000, Gus says he is ready at any time for the question, and it’s NO DEAL
6 - 10p BIG shouts from Gus
13 - £100 GET IN shouts Gus
Gus goes to Betty next with box 5, but Noel calls a break after trying to get Gus to do the link in Spanish, Gus says he has forgotten what it is in Spanish and Noel calls him a sham and an imposter!!!
5 - £5,000
Noel asks what Gus thinks of his money ladder, he says it's very good. Noel asks the banker if he will speak to Gus, he says he speaks many languages, but he doesn't speak Gus!! Gus gets to speak to the banker and then goes into a long ramble in Spanish, Noel asks what did he say and Gus replies he spoke in French!!! The banker says he is not feeling good and doesn't like the board... He offers £20,000, Gus says NO DEAL
A blue chant starts very slowly.....
12 - £1,000
3 - £750 Gus loves that one
4 - £15,000 Newbie Nathan
The banker says he wishes he was a Spanish bank, as he would be closed now! He doesn't know what to make of Gus and offers £30,000. Noel says it's good money and Gus agrees, but says that there are still 4 good amounts on the board, and it’s NO DEAL
Di next and she tells Gus she only knows a little Spanish - Shaddupa ya face
11 - 50p Gus goes wild
Gus starts the blue chants
8 - £10 It works for him and he goes wild again
Blue chant start
16 - £50 The whole studio goes crazy
Gus says he is feeling marvellous, and Noel tells him he was very brave in turning down the £30,000. The banker says he tried this next offer twice last week and it worked both times, so he offers £42,000. Gus says it should have been £47,000 or £48,000, Noel asks would he walk for that, and Gus replies possibly if he offers it in the next 5 secs!!! Noel does a countdown and the banker does call back!!! He revises his offer to £42,047.48… Gus says DEAL
Round 5 - Proveout round
Noel says that the £42,000 has now worked for a third time, he then does his have you thrown it away speech or was it very clever.
20 - £10,000 A cry of YES, but Noel says NO NO NO
19 - 1p Noel builds up the drama
1- £100,000 A big cry of YES from Gus, but Noel says it's not good enough!
Noel again says that round is not good enough, and it's possibly the strongest board this year... The banker calls and would have raised his offer to £67,000, Noel really rubs it in now for Gus!
Round 6 - Proveout round
9 - £50,000 Yes says Gus, and Noel says it's OK
22 - £250,000 Gus does it! WOW says Noel, Gus tells him that there is only £1 in his box!
21 - £35,000
It’s time for the Banker with £1 and £250 remaining and Gus goes wild! The Banker would have offered £67.
Noel opens Gus’ box 17 and reveals £250, Box 2 contains the £1…
Noel says everyone needs a lie down now after Gus’ highly charged game.