Identity of Deal or No Deal banker revealed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2015
Noel Edmonds

'Deal or No Deal' presenter, Noel Edmonds

The identity of the 'Deal or No Deal' banker has been revealed as the gameshow's producer, Glenn Hugill

The identity of the 'Deal or No Deal' banker has been revealed.

'Pointless' host Richard Osman has confirmed that the Channel 4 gameshow's producer, Glenn Hugill, is the voice of the mysterious Banker.

Speaking about how he comes up with new ideas for quiz shows, he told the Metro newspaper: "['Two Tribes'] was an idea that Glenn Hugill - the banker on 'Deal or No Deal' - and I had been thinking about for a long time.

"We kept coming back to it and thought, 'Hang on, this really works, let's pitch it.'"

The Channel 4 show, presented by Noel Edmonds, sees contestants aim to win £250,000 by trying to locate the top sum in a set of 22 locked boxes. As they open boxes and eliminate them from the game, they are offered to make a deal with The Banker to exchange their box for an offered sum of money.

Meanwhile, the 44-year-old television presenter previously admitted he would have loved to take part in 'University Challenge' when he was a student.

He said: "'University Challenge' had a short break in its 50-year history, and those were the years I was at university.

"I'm like the missing generation of University Challenge, in the interregnum between Bamber Gascoigne and Jeremy Paxman.

"I was always a bit gutted about that; I'm not sure I would have got on, but I would have certainly had a crack."

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