Channel 4 May Lose Deal or No Deal

November 5, 2009 by  
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noel_edmonds_deal_o_153133aConsidered by many to the most annoyingly watchable show on daytime television, Deal or No Deal could be moving away from Channel 4.

The programme which has been big hit with students and shift-workers since its inception in 2005, also brought Noel Edmonds and Mr Blobby (the banker) back from the TV wilderness.

According to The Daily Mail, the show’s production company Endemol has been told that the current £100,000-per-show budget would be slashed under a new contract.

Sky and BBC bosses have apparently expressed an interest in taking it on when its current deal expires at the end of 2010.

A source close to host Noel Edmonds said: “He has been told about budget cuts. What he is most worried about is how this will affect the actual format of the programme.”

“They are talking about lowering the cash prize and other changes, which would completely change the tone of the show.”

Have a shave Edmonds.