Deal or No Deal to return after seven years with new host

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27 Mar 2023, 07:22

Noel Edmonds on Deal or No Deal

Credit: Channel 4

Deal or No Deal is making a comeback after seven years away from our TV screens, but there will be some changes.

The show, which originally ran from 2005 to 2016, was previously hosted by Noel Edmonds on Channel 4.  However the new reboot will be hosted by Stephen Mulhern on ITV.

Despite these changes it sounds like the concept for the show will stay the same, where every week, a new contestant is confronted with 22 sealed boxes that each contain a different amounts of money.

The contestant must open the boxes one by one to reveal the amount of money inside and decide whether they want to keep it or discard it from the game altogether. Players also have their own boxes and throughout the game, the Banker will offer them various cash amounts in exchange for whatever is inside.

In the original show, the Banker’s offers either go higher or lower depending on the boxes opened, the lowest sum of money available being 1p and the largest £250,000. It’s not clear if the reboot will divide the money in the same way yet.

Speaking about the return of the show and his new position as host, Mulhern said: "Wow what an opportunity, I’m beyond excited to be hosting the brand-new series. I’ve always been such a huge fan of the show, so much so, I’ve been practising at home with small cereal boxes!"

He continued: "It looks so simple but it's an incredibly compelling game for both those playing and the viewers watching at home. It’s one of the greatest shows of all time and to be the new host is an honour! I can’t wait to get started."

A release date has not yet been announced, but the show will air on ITV1 and ITVX and if you fancy your chances, applications to be a contestant are currently open.

Deal or No Deal will return to ITV1 and ITVX.