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TV game show Deal Or No Deal axed after more than a decade on screens

Helen Pye

Published 19/08/2016 | 11:46

Noel Edmonds has presented nearly 3,000 episodes of Deal Or No Deal and handed out £40 million in prize money
Noel Edmonds has presented nearly 3,000 episodes of Deal Or No Deal and handed out £40 million in prize money

TV game show Deal Or No Deal will end this autumn after more than a decade on screens.

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Host Noel Edmonds will embark on a farewell tour of the UK, taking the show's 22 red boxes to the audience at recognisable landmarks across the country.

Beginning in 2005, Edmonds has presented almost 3,000 episodes of the show and handed out £40 million in prize money, although just eight people have walked away with the £250,000 jackpot.

He will remain on Channel 4 screens with a new big-money studio game show in the pipeline and two pilots.

Cheap Cheap Cheap will see Edmonds challenge contestants to guess the lowest price of three items in his eclectic general store to win a huge pot of money.

Noel Edmonds' Sell Or Swap sees the 67-year-old become auctioneer as contestants bid on items ranging from expensive antiques to a second-hand speed boat or a never-used wedding dress.

Sellers will be faced with the question - will they sell or swap?

Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt said: "I remember watching Deal Or No Deal launch and watching it grow to become a hit that captivated audiences for over a decade.

"A lot of the credit for that must go to Noel and his exceptional presenting.

"As the studio shows ends, I'm delighted he'll now be taking Deal Or No Deal to the audience."

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