Noel Edmonds' Deal Or No Deal to end after 3,000 episodes


TV game show Deal Or No Deal will end this autumn after more than a decade on screens.

Host Noel Edmonds will embark on a farewell tour of the UK, taking the show's 22 red boxes to the audience at recognisable landmarks across the country.

Deal Or No Deal celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with a celebrity special (Endemol/Channel 4)

Beginning in 2005, Noel has presented almost 3,000 episodes of the show and handed out £40 million in prize money, although just eight people have walked away with the £250,000 jackpot.

He will remain on Channel 4 screens with a new big-money studio game show in the pipeline and two pilots.

Cheap Cheap Cheap will see Noel challenge contestants to guess the lowest price of three items in his eclectic general store to win a huge pot of money.

Eight people have won the jackpot in total (Endemol UK/PA)

Noel Edmonds' Sell Or Swap sees the 67-year-old become auctioneer as contestants bid on items ranging from expensive antiques to a second-hand speed boat or a never-used wedding dress.

Sellers will be faced with the question: will they sell or swap.

Channel 4´s chief creative officer Jay Hunt said: "I remember watching Deal Or No Deal launch and watching it grow to become a hit that captivated audiences for over a decade.

Noel with his trophy for Best Daytime Show award for Deal Or No Deal at the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards in 2006 (Yui Mok/PA)

"A lot of the credit for that must go to Noel and his exceptional presenting.

"As the studio shows ends, I'm delighted he'll now be taking Deal Or No Deal to the audience."