Deal or No Deal has been cancelled
Channel 4 gameshow Deal or No Deal has been cancelled after eleven years.
According to the Daily Mirror, a source said the Noel Edmonds-fronted series had been cancelled due to declining ratings.
“Deal Or No Deal doesn’t get the ratings it used to and it is not a cheap daytime show to make. Noel and Deal had a great run but bosses have just decided it is the right time to end the series.”
Deal or No Deal invited 22 contestants to randomly select numbered boxes, which contained varying amounts of money between 1p and £250,000. One contestant would be selected to choose which of his fellow contestants’ boxes he would like to open. After a certain number of boxes were opened, a ‘banker’ would ring up and offer them a deal based on the estimated value of the remaining unopened boxes. The game continues until all boxes have been opened, regardless of whether the contestant takes a deal or not – with the objective to win as much money as possible.
Edmonds admitted last September that he was unsure about the future of Deal or No Deal, saying to Western Daily Press: “I have no idea about the future of Deal or No Deal. I get asked this all the time and what I can say is we finished recording the last one at the end of the first week of May and they have enough Deal or No Deal to go through to the end of next year.”
The show’s final episode will air this autumn and bosses have arranged a farewell tour for the series.