Noel says everyone is very apprehensive at the moment, with the banker playing the game very well recently, he then runs through the wings and there are a lot of contestants from the south west at the moment…
It’s Maria’s turn to take the walk of wealth today, and she does so with box 6. Maria says she is terrified at the moment!!! Maria is originally from Italy, and shows us a few pics of her children... Phyllis is not well today, so Ed will be opening her box today...
13 - £50,000
8 - 1p
15 - £20,000
19 - £50
16 - £10,000
Noel says he thinks Maria is doing OK at the moment, especially with the 1p going... He then reveals it's a small landmark today as it’s the 550th show... The Banker offers £6,550… Noel says the banker does like Maria, and asks if there is a man in her life? She tells him no, and the banker calls straight back and ups the offer to £7,550!!! Maria says NO DEAL
21 - £3,000
12 - 10p
It's viewer competition time now, and today is box 3 containing £20,000…
Back to Maria’s game…
5 - £1,000
Maria says it's not bad, and Noel asks her why she keeps saying that, as it's quite strong at the moment... The Banker offers £12,550… That's a good offer says Noel... Maria says NO DEAL
22 - £35,000 The big 3 are still there says Noel
20 - £75,000 Oh no says Noel
9 - £5,000
That was a horrible round says Noel, although the top 2 are still there... The banker says that was his round, and Maria is more attractive than before!!!! He then offers £8,550…Noel asks Maria if she would like some advice, but she doesn't... Maria says NO DEAL
18 - £10
Maria wants Poppsy next, meaning Pottsy!!! Noel says that name will stick now...
4 - £250,000
7 - £100
The Banker offers £2,550… Noel tells the groaning audience to think about what happened in the last round.... Maria says NO DEAL
2 - £5
Maria goes to Jean next... Noel says on past form she will blow the game apart
10 - £750
14 - £1
The much needed all blue round
What a great round, and huge relief says Noel... He goes on to say this will be a difficult decision now... The Banker offers £9,550… Noel says that the banker is looking for the cheapest route to hear Maria say DEAL.... Maria says NO DEAL
That was brave says Noel…
17 - £500
Noel tells everyone not to celebrate too soon, as there is still a mountain to climb....
3 - 50p
Maria debates over choosing her birthday, box 11...
1 - £250
It’s time for the Banker with £15,000 and £100,000 remaining… WOW says Noel, that is one of the greatest turnarounds ever... The Banker offers £40,550… Noel says it's a huge offer as the banker is stunned at Maria's game... Maria says NO DEAL
Noel is in total shock at that, and has to sit down!!! Noel says that Maria has to wait and see if Maria has another decision to make, as box 11 is Maria's birthday!!
The banker does call back and says he quits!! He is tempted to offer Maria his job!! But does offer Maria the chance to SWAP… Maria says SWAP
Noel swaps box 6 for box 11....
Noel opens then opens Maria new box 11 and reveals £100,000
… The whole studio goes crazy…
Box 6 contains the £15,000