On January 4th 2013 the Channel 4 Mash Up returns for a night of show-swapping fun from our favourite Channel 4 stars.
Alan Carr causes havoc in a special Chatty Man version of The Million Pound Drop where we see Loose Women (Denise Welch, Sherrie Hewson, Lisa Maxwell and Jane MacDonald) Richard Bacon and Alexander Armstrong take on the Drop in a bid to win £1million for their charities.
8 out of 10 Cats (Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock) hijack an episode of Deal or No Deal and in a second DOND hit, featuring in a short sketch, psychological mastermind Derren Brown tries his hand as a contestant but will Derren bring The Banker down?
SW3 also features with a number of Channel 4 faces swapping their postcodes for Made in Chelsea as they strut their stuff and party with London’s glamorous young socialites. Continue reading »
Channel 4 announced today it has signed a new sponsorship deal with Anadin for its popular daytime game show, Deal or No Deal.
The 12-month partnership launches on Tuesday 20th November 2012 with idents featuring a branded yellow telephone in the style of the programme’s iconic black telephone to offer a pain relief hotline.
The deal was negotiated by Sam Fowler, Creative Solutions Manager at Vizeum and Felicity Ive, Group Partnership Manager at Channel 4.
Felicity Ive at Channel 4 said: “We’re delighted to partner with Anadin on a new sponsorship deal for one of our viewers favourite daytime shows. We also enjoyed having some fun with the on screen creative by giving The Banker’s telephone an Anadin makeover.” Continue reading »
The Ricky Gervais Show will be returning to E4 for a third season in May. Gervais said: “Karl is not only my best friend but also my gift to the world. This is my favourite series so far and it even features some previously unheard audio.”
Game of Thrones renewed
Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season by HBO in the US. Season two of the fantasy series has just got underway.
Take Me Out reject to be on X Factor
Take Me Out reject Damion Merry will be performing for the X Factor judges this year. Merry’s terrible outing on the ITV dating show was seen by over one million people on YouTube.
Deal or No Deal fans raise £6,000
Viewers of Deal or No Deal have raised over £6,000 for charity following comedian Jimmy Carr’s loss on the weekend. Carr left the show with just £750.
Deal or No Deal is celebrating 6 years by going live for two weeks.
The show, Noel Edmonds insists, is still managing to change lives and by going live it’s not only enhancing the game quality of the show but adding a lot of pressure as to what needs to get done in one 60 minute show.
He said, “There’s enormous pressure for the player, as well as the banker. I’m very confident the show will feel different without feeling adversely different. We’ve got a lot to offer.”
The show has see many contestants lives’ change and Edmonds insists that this will continue to happen in the future, “We do change people’s lives… It’s honest and open. We are totally inclusive – we’ve had blind players, deaf players, people in wheelchairs. So I think that the viewer looks at [Deal] and thinks, ‘I could be doing that’. I’m hugely proud of the show and protective of it, but I don’t force people to watch it…I only found out we were going live seven weeks ago and it was a real ‘yippee’ moment.”
Deal or No Deal has crowned its fourth major winner this week, with contestant Tegan Roberts claiming the £250,000 prize.
ITV commissions Love Life
ITV has greenlit a new three-part drama called Love Life. The series will focus on the relationship between two people who split up before coming back into each other’s lives.
Sutherland to return to TV
Kiefer Sutherland will return to TV screens soon in a new drama series called Touch that centres on a father and his autistic son who can predict events before they happen. Sutherland will work alongside Heroes creator Tim Kring on the series.
Holmes to guest on HIMYM
Katie Holmes will film a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother’s seventh season.
For the first time ever in the programme’s history, Channel 4 will air live shows of the popular game show Deal or No Deal, produced by Remarkable, an Endemol company.
Deal or No Deal Live starts 4pm, Monday 10th October on Channel 4. Over two weeks, 12 hour-long episodes of the nail-biting game show will play out live from the Dream Factory where contestants must play a game of luck and risk in an attempt to win a potential £250,000 prize.
At the helm of this live extravaganza will of course be Noel Edmonds, and as always the dastardly Banker will be keeping an eye on proceedings endeavouring to thwart the attempts of the contestants to win big.
In a new twist to the show, contestants do not know yet know that they will be playing the game. Noel will be making his way around the country, knocking on doors to surprise the contestants. So you never know, if you hear the doorbell ring… it could be you!
Channel 4 Head of Daytime, Helen Warner, said: “It’s hugely exciting to be doing Deal or No Deal live for the first time and Noel is the only presenter I can imagine being able to cope with something of this scale and ambition. I think the viewers will love it.”
Since the show’s launch in 2005, there have been some classic games, some unbelievably tense moments, lots of dressing up and three quarter-millionaires! Will Deal or No Deal Live see the crowning of a new quarter-millionaire? Or will the penny-pinching Banker be adding even more members to his infamous 1p club?
Friday 13th was lucky for one contestant, as after more than two years since the last winner, Suzanne Mulholland won the top prize. Today on Channel 4, in arguably the best game ever seen on Deal or No Deal, Suzanne became only the third contestant to walk away with a quarter of a million pounds.
Originally from Sligo, Ireland, now living in Bristol, Suzanne played an extremely brave game which left the Banker with his head in his hands as he set the printers to press with another wanted poster.
The incredible game saw The Banker offer Suzanne’s fiancé Simon the chance to put his skill to the test and by succeeding, he not only won Suzanne a holiday, but he prevented the banker from looking inside her box and won her the chance to play one box at a time with her remaining five boxes.
And with four reds still in play – including £100,000 and £250,000 – Suzanne was in a great position to go all the way.
In an extraordinary game, Suzanne immediately eliminated the final blue in her game which guaranteed that she would leave with at least £35,000 and then managed the unthinkable feat of being left with the two highest boxes on the board.
A determined Suzanne then turned down a highest-ever-offer of £165,000 in an attempt to find the elusive quarter of a million, and she even made the risky move of swapping her final box, potentially losing thousands of pounds.
But just like the rest of her game, Suzanne’s gut instincts were spot on and when box 21 was opened, the confetti fell and a shocked Suzanne became only the third person ever to have won £250,000 on Deal or No Deal.
The Banker, who is celebrating his birthday this week with a Cowboy’s and Indian’s themed bash, undoubtedly failed to enjoy the party as he begrudgingly welcomed Suzanne to the quarter-millionaire club.
Suzanne said: “It was so surreal, I was dressed like a cowboy, Simon was a clown and Noel was an Indian Chief! The only way I can describe how I felt after I won was that it was like being in a washing machine on a 1600 spin. I just can’t describe all the feelings and emotions I was going through! I had an unbelievable time, and since being on the show I have bought a house and moved back to Ireland with Simon and am in the process of starting up a salon.”
When approached for a quote the Banker said: ‘Do not print this story! I want a super-injunction!AAAAAAAAGGH!’