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A round of boxing

TENSE! Deal or No Deal, Channel 4, 4.15pm

It's been a while since we had a decent sleeper hit in daytime TV. There are the notable hits like Loose Women or Neighbours, but most of those have been going for some time now, and we've been waiting for something else to get people's tongues flapping and adrenaline racing. Judging by the enthusiastic response this programme has had in our office, it stands a chance of being the new Weakest Link.

Admittedly we've been watching it on mute a lot of the time, so we're still a little unsure of the rules, but we will tell you what we know: it is hosted by Noel Edmonds, making a return to TV and also making some interesting footwear choices if last week's purple shoes were anything to go by. There are 20 contestants, all of whom have a sealed box with a specific amount of money in it. One person gets to play the game and, we think, opens boxes by process of elimination to try and get the most money possible. Every so often they are offered a deal by the Banker, and there's a test of nerve to see if they're willing to deal or swap for what's in the box, Take Your Pick-style.

It doesn't sound that revoluntionary, but it's all in the execution, believe us. If the number of squeals of "NO!" and exasperated sighs that have been coming from various areas of our office, the tension is high and it's very involving. If you're at a loss after Countdown, why not give it a try?

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They stole this show from Australia!

By Blogger Jessica, at 6:48 pm  

What happened to answering questions? You can't just skip to the money part, it's wrong.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:35 am  

Great Aussie show. It'll be sh*t with Edmonds.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:05 am  

Will he wear one of his 'famous jumpers' and will he fly into the studio in his helicopter?

If you get the answer wrong they throw you off a crane in a box and you die in a hilarious stunt episode.

We still remember.

By Anonymous Captain Krill, at 2:10 am  

Hi everyone we think deal or no deal is graet fun even if we did nick it from the aussies

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 pm  

DEAL OR NO DEAL IS THE BEST OZZY VERSION IS CRAPY SHITY BOLLOCKS

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:54 pm  

DEAL OR NO DEAL IS THE BEST OZZY VERSION IS CRAPY SHITY BOLLOCKS

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:55 pm  

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