Deal or No Deal's ITV reboot has been commissioned for a second series, including four celebrity specials.
Stephen Mulhern has taken over from Noel Edmonds as host of the game show since it relaunched on ITV1 at 4pm on weekdays and the launch of the new series in 2023 proved a hit with 13.7m viewers tuning in across all devices. Off the back of that success the game show is to return to ITV for a second series in 2024.
Mulhern said: "I am absolutely over the moon that Deal or No Deal is returning to our screens. The response has been incredible and series one was an absolute rollercoaster of emotions. I loved it! The contestants were a fantastic bunch facing the banker and our new batch of players need to hold their nerve if they want to walk away with the huge jackpot! It's such a phenomenal show and I’m absolutely chuffed to bits that we’re going to be doing it all over again. I can't wait to get back to that studio!"
The latest series of Deal Or No Deal has been streamed 5 million times and viewing figures were up 38 per cent on the 4pm weekday afternoon slot average. The first series included two celebrity specials featuring football star Michael Owen and Coronation Street's Simon Gregson.
The celebrities taking part in the new specials are yet to be revealed.
How to apply for Deal Or No Deal
Casting will be open soon and hopefuls can apply to take part in the new series at dealornodealtv.co.uk
Brad Wale, who took part in the most recent series, was gifted over £100,000 by viewers after he walked away from the show with just £5. Fellow contestant Rochelle Brown set up an online fundraising page to help Wale - motor neurone disease (MND) - fund his bucket list after he failed to beat the Banker.
What is Deal Or No Deal?
Deal or No Deal is a game in which contestants can potentially win £100,000 as they play to 'beat The Banker' for the prize money hidden inside 22 sealed red boxes. If they refuse to accept the Banker's final offer the player could be left with as little as 1p, depending on what sum is written inside their box. The show originally aired on Channel 4 in 2005 with Noel Edmonds as presenter, and ran for an impressive 11 years - and more than 3,000 episodes - before being axed.
Deal or No Deal first launched in 2002 in the Netherlands and has since been commissioned in over 80 territories around the world.
Deal Or No Deal is currently showing on ITV2 at 7pm on weekdays and is available to stream on ITVX
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