From Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May on Channel 4, 4:10pm
This week on Deal or No Deal, that ever stingy soul The Banker proves he’s a big kid at heart as he celebrates his birthday week with a good old-fashioned game of cops and robbers. We managed to ask old money bags a few questions before the party begins:
Q: Firstly let me wish you a very happy birthday Mr. Banker, now you are a year older will you be kind enough to reveal your actual age?
A: No. Next question.
Q: Why did you choose to play Cops and Robbers for the Banker’s Birthday week this year?
A: When I was a young boy, Mummy would always organise a fabulous party to celebrate my birthday. Each one would have a theme and Cops and Robbers was always my firm favourite. I remember it was the theme on my 8th birthday, my 10th and also my 14th. And my 47th. And my 61st.
Q: What can we expect during the Banker’s Birthday week? Is there anything out of the ordinary happening?
A: Oh yes! Contestants this week will come to play Deal or No Deal and will then go to jail. Historically it’s been the other way around I suspect.
Q: For the first time if a player reaches five box in live play, they will have the choice to play for a holiday or to proceed one box at a time. What was your thinking behind this?
A: One of my favourite emotions is regret. I love to see players hopelessly wishing they could turn back the clock to avoid a vicious turn in fortune. The decision at 5 box might give them a glorious victory but ideally it will be one they wake up in a cold sweat over for the rest of their miserable lives.
Q: Although we cannot see you, do you get dressed up along with Noel and the contestants to get into character?
A: Yes. But will I be a cop or a robber? You’ll have to watch to find out!
One thing’s for sure, Cops and Robbers promises a week of gripping shows…it’d be criminal not to tune in!