Deal or No Deal is back and it’s better than ever. The long-awaited return of this classic British TV show, which has more than 250 episodes already under its belt is certainly getting fans excited but this newer, updated version could prove to be even more popular.
With a new host, updated visuals and the same great guests, be sure to tune in for the latest Deal or No Deal episodes for a fun time as you watch with friends and family. Plus, the show is now sponsored by tombola who have a brand new Deal or No Deal bingo game that you can play as you watch the new series or during the ad breaks – if you don’t want to miss a minute of the show.
So, whether you’re a longstanding fan of the show or you’re looking for a new way to spend your evenings, read our guide below to learn everything there is to know about the return of Deal or No Deal.
About Deal or No Deal
The show officially returned on the 20th of November 2023, so there are plenty of episodes for you to go back and watch if you want to binge them. However, every episode is unique, so you don’t need to go back and catch up if you want to start watching it today.
Deal or No Deal airs every weekday from 4pm and kicks off a great evening of excellent ITV programmes including The Chase. The new host of the show is Stephen Mulhern who is a familiar face on British television and you may know him from the likes of Catchphrase, In for a Penny and Britain’s Got More Talent.
How does Deal or No Deal work?
We all know how confusing some gameshows can be to follow, which is why Deal or No Deal is so popular with some very easy rules to follow. Here’s how the game is played:
- The game starts with 22 sealed boxes with a number on them and a hidden cash prize can be found on the inside. Every contestant on the show will be given a box to start the game with.
- The show’s contestant is chosen at random and will be asked to join Mulhern and bring their box to the centre of the show. Stephen Mulhern will have a telephone next to him and that’s connected to a banker.
- The game will show a board with all the cash prizes available listed on it. It has a blue side showing prizes from 1p to £750 and a red side with cash values ranging from £1,000 to £100,000.
- In the first round, the player will be asked to pick five boxes from the remaining 21 left behind and then they’ll be asked to take three boxes for the remaining five rounds. The aim of the game is to remove as many blue cash prizes as possible to reduce the chances of going home with a smaller prize. By the end of the game, you want to be left with just one box that is worth the most amount of money.
- However, after each round, the contestant will be offered a payout by the banker – to which they reply ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’. If they take the deal then they go home with that payout but if they don’t take it, then they continue playing with the chance of getting a higher payout with the boxes remaining in the game.