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Deal or No Deal broke a new record on today's show as the Banker made his highest ever offer.
Pat Crick from Bromley was thrilled when she ended up with the £100,000 and £250,000 boxes, meaning that with the Box 23 twist and the potential for Crick to win £500,000, the Banker was forced into a high offer.
Noel Edmonds confirmed that the 64-year-old had received the show's highest ever offer when the Banker gave her the chance to walk away with £170,000.
Crick, a banking industry Pa who hoped to spend her winnings on her children and grandchildren, decided to take the offer - a choice that proved wise when it was revealed that she had the £100,000 box.
Crick could have taken home an extra £10,000 by buying box 23 but decided not to take the risk, joking: "What's £10,000 between friends?"
Her success comes shortly after Roop Singh became the seventh person - and second man »
London, Feb 13: A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process.
Roop Singh, 54, from Leeds became only the second male contestant to take such a large sum on Channel 4 game show 'Deal Or No Deal' hosted by popular anchor Noel Edmonds, and the seventh overall since the programme was first broadcast eight years ago.
Roop Singh went all the way to the end despite having just five pounds, 100 pounds, 500 pounds, 1,000 pounds and 250,000 pounds in his last five boxes, the channel said in a media release Wednesday.
- Ketali Mehta
Deal or No Deal crowned its seventh quarter-millionaire today (February 12).
Roop Singh became only the second male contestant to take home £250,000 on the Channel 4 game show.
The 54-year-old carried on all the way to the end of the game, despite having just £5, £100, £500, £1,000 and the £250,000 jackpot as his last five boxes.
An added twist of a 23rd box almost saw the Sikh lay priest take home £500,000.
Singh said of his win: "The night before my game my daughter quite innocently said, 'Dad, I want confetti'. When I was offered £46k all I could think of was, 'Dad, I want confetti' and I said, 'No Deal'.
"I still cannot fully remember what happened next but I do remember the confetti and everyone hugging and congratulating me."
In the first five rounds, the Banker's highest offer was £10,000, and Singh later turned down £46,000.
The final two boxes were the jackpot and £500, with host »
Les Dennis isn't exactly in our day-to-day thoughts, truth be told, but the news yesterday (January 23) that the light entertainment legend would be joining Coronation Street still managed to put a massive smile on our face. Les on the cobbles! Amazing!
To celebrate Les's biggest gig in quite some time, we look back at the celebrity good egg's life and career in order, and come up with eight reasons why we absolutely love him...
He's a talent show king!
Way back before Britain's Got Talent, The X Factor et al, there was New Faces, a notoriously tough competition where a panel of judges - including a youthful Noel Edmonds - marked variety acts on their "star quality", usually without chucking water over each other or trying to get into the papers with a particularly daring dress, as all that palaver is a modern talent show invention.
After doing the rounds »
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