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Melksham man bids to win life-changing sum of money on ‘Deal or no Deal’

Liam Emms

Liam Emms

A MELKSHAM man is to appear on hit Channel 4 show ‘Deal or no Deal’. 

Liam Emms will be in the main seat aiming to win the maximum £500,000 available. His game has not been given a broadcast date but is hoped to be at some point in February.

He earned his place on the show after getting  through an application and audition phase. He attended the ‘Deal or no Deal’ studio in Bristol in October where he was filmed on the wings of the show but also had his own main game recorded. He has appeared on television since the 16th January, opening boxes on the wings as part of other contestants’ games, and his show will be broadcast shortly. Liam has been sworn to keep it a secret as to how he got on.

Liam said, “It has been such a brilliant and wonderful experience and one I will never forget.

“I first applied for the show in January 2014 before attending an audition in September. I was so excited when I found out I was going on the show as I have never done anything like this before, but it has been great.

“Being in the main seat was so different to being on the wings as the pressure is on and it’s your chance to show what you are all about. Noel Edmonds is an amazing person and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”

The show features a single contestant trying to beat the banker as they open 22 identical boxes assigned to potential contestants in an order of their choosing. The boxes contain randomly assigned sums of money inside ranging from 1p to £250,000 – with the opportunity then to double your winnings.

The day’s contestant is selected at the beginning, bringing their box to the chair. As the boxes are opened over a number of rounds, the banker makes offers of real money to gain possession of their box. The gameplay is coordinated by Edmonds, who communicates with the unseen banker by telephone. Contestants can either ‘deal’ to take the money, or play to the end, settling on the amount in their box.