Deal or No Deal was always played with 22 boxes for £250,000 until January 1st, 2014. That’s when The Banker’s mother decided to make things a little trickier for her son (nice of her, eh?) and introduce a 23rd box. Wait, we’ll let her explain…
Andy became the latest contestant to buy box 23 so we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the biggest Box 23 buys of this series so far.
Wednesday 22nd April: Andy brought Box 23 for £10,000, which contained ‘double’ – total winnings £20,000
Wednesday 15th April: Litsa brought Box 23 for £5,000, which contained ‘money back’ – total winnings £5,000
Friday 20th March: Maurice brought Box 23 for £3,300, which contained ‘+£10k’ – total winnings £13,300
Friday 6th February: John brought Box 23 for £15,000, which contained ‘nothing’ – total winnings nothing!
Thursday 29th January: Carrie brought Box 23 for £17,500, which contained ‘half’ – total winnings £8,750!
Would you be brave enough to buy Box 23? Leave us a reply to let us know…
There’s Box 23 drama every weekday at 3pm on Channel 4 – join us then!
You can take on the infamous Banker and your friends in our brand new app ‘Deal or No Deal – Noel’s Quiz’, which brings all the nail-biting action from the Dream Factory straight to your phone or tablet. Pick your lucky box and try to answer over 3,000 fun trivia questions in single player mode or by challenging your friends in head to head.
As on the TV show, 22 identical sealed boxes lie in the wings containing values ranging from 1p to £250,000. You must answer general knowledge questions against the clock. Correct answers earn valuable Power Ups such as X-Ray Vision, Colour Reveal and Hot Shelf, all of which can be used to help find that 1p box and potentially transform your game.
Noel Edmonds said ‘I’ve lost count of the number of Deal or No Deal fans who have stopped me in the street to ask how they can get to play the game. With this app they can take the Walk of Wealth wherever and whenever they like and I can’t wait for them to spank The Banker on it.’
Is the cost of travelling preventing you from being a Pilgrim? We’re delighted to announce from Monday 16th March 2015, you can catch the Deal or No Deal shuttle bus for free from designated stops in Bristol including the Bus Station and Temple Meads train station to take you straight to the Dream Factory!
It’s the start of a very special week in the Dream Factory as for the first time ever, couples will take the Walk of Wealth to play Deal or No Deal together. But will they stay that way?
Noel takes on the role of host and mediator as he welcomes eleven couples to the wings, ready to do battle with the meanest man in telly –The Banker. With only five chances to play not everyone is guaranteed a place at the Pound Table, meaning some couples will be left wondering what could have been.
There might be two players, but that doesn’t mean The Banker is going to make life easy as he introduces the perilous ‘Banker’s Break Up’ quiz. Answer eight or more questions about each other correctly and the lucky pair will win a holiday. Get three or more questions wrong and he will quite literally split them up at his discretion, sending one person to the isolation room with no way of helping their partner make any further decisions in the game. However, with The Banker in charge, anything can happen and he is sure to do all he can to make the separation as agonising as possible.
Noel said ‘I’ve always found players’ differing approaches to Deal or No Deal fascinating and I’m intrigued to see how two sets of opinions will play out during the game. These specials promise to be some of the most nail-biting and unpredictable games we have seen on Deal. Let’s hope our couples are still together when they leave the studio!’
With twice the players, twice the pressure and twice the chance to take home a potential £500,000, will our couples games’ prove to be twice as nice? Tune in to these brand new and unmissable shows to find out.
We’ve seen some mega-money wins in the Dream Factory over the years and 2014 was no exception.
Pat Crick from Bromley walked away with a life-changing £170k on the 10th March. Pat was left with the ‘Dream Finish’ of £100k and £250k, and with the additional twist of Box 23, a potential £500k was up for grabs. The Banker had no choice but to make his highest ever offer.
We had two £50k wins in 2014 with Stan ‘The Man’ playing a brilliantly bold game, surprising everyone by going all the way to the end. Laura also won £50k by holding her nerve, saying she believed there was a large red in her box throughout her game.
Q: What did Annalynn and Gill have in common during 2014? A: They both took £75k from The Banker!
Annalynn was The Banker’s assistant during Love HQ but that didn’t stop her going all the way to the end to win the £75k in her box.
Gill also held out to the end but when Noel flipped the lid of the ‘Death Box’, there was no money amount stuck to the lid! It had fallen inside the box so the independent adjudicator was called up to reveal that Gill had won the life changing £75k.
Our themed weeks always deliver extra drama but this year’s Halloween shows brought a big treat for Bill. Having won the Offer Button, Bill had the presence of mind to use it at the perfect time, securing an £80k deal and a holiday to Goa.
But the highlight of 2014 has to be Roop who was crowned our 7th quarter millionaire during the Love HQ specials. Amazingly, if Roop had bought Box 23 he could’ve been our first ever winner of a massive half a million pounds!
Will we crown our first £500k winner in 2015? Keep tuning in to Deal or No Deal to find out.
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH DEAL OR NO DEAL.
The fun-packed festivities on Deal or No Deal’s Merry Christmas air on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th December on Channel 4.
Snow is falling, sleigh bells are ringing and chestnuts are roasting meaning only one thing – Christmas is coming to The Dream Factory.
The Deal or No Deal contestants take to the wings in their seasonal finery in the hope of receiving some Christmas cheer from those infamous red boxes.
Each day will see Noel reach dizzying new heights of festive fashion as he sports one of four colourful Christmas jumpers, designed and made especially for him by local knitting groups.
As ever, the Grinch himself, The Banker will be trying to ruin everyone’s Christmas by sending our contestants home with as little money as possible. But with an opportunity to win a dream holiday by delivering presents from Santa’s Sleigh against the clock, there’s every chance Christmas could come early for our contestants. Either way, these seasonal specials will be ones that you don’t want to miss!
A week of spine-chilling specials air from Monday 27th – Friday 31st October
This Halloween is set to be one of Deal Or No Deal’s most terrifying yet as The Dream Factory is transformed in to the horribly haunted village of Little Dealington.
Host Noel Edmonds has called in his crack Spook Squad to tackle the garish ghouls, startling spectres and the blood-curdling beast that is The Banker.
As ever, the meanest man on telly will be trying to freak out, frighten and fool our contestants in to leaving with as little money as possible, but with exciting gameplay twists including chances to win amazing holidays and even more money up for grabs in Box 23, it’s not going to be easy for him. It’s not all one sided – if a contestant fails to predict The Banker’s opening offer, they may be offered the chance to try again at the second and if their prediction is not within a 10% margin in either direction, he takes a peek in their box – making Halloween extra scary!
Everyone’s favourite Chatty Man Alan Carr took on The Banker with the help of friends and family including Michael Underwood, Melanie Sykes and his dog, Bev to win as much money as possible for the Stand Up To Cancer appeal.
There was an extra challenge for Alan as he played ‘Alan’s Car’ – an against the clock challenge to complete a go kart circuit to win an extra prize to add to his winnings and a special guest appearance by The Banker’s newest temporary employee, Angelos Epithemiou.
This extraordinary rollercoaster of a game saw Alan become the first celebrity contestant to win the use of the Offer Button, but after taking out high value reds he panicked and used it too early. As the pressure of playing for charity began to take hold, Alan broke down in tears before deciding to deal at £26,000. But the rollercoaster didn’t stop there…
Continuing his game as he would have played it, Alan was devastated to discover his box contained the jackpot of £250,000. Bravely standing by his decision not to put his winnings on Box 23, the game ended on a high when the Alan’s Car prize is revealed as a £15,000 addition to his winnings – culminating in the life-changing sum of £41,000 for Stand Up To Cancer.
This October 17th, a host of stars from television, music and film will come together for Stand Up To Cancer, an epic night of fundraising hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian Jessen. For more information and to get involved visit standuptocancer.org.uk