Deal or No Deal Returning in the U.K.


The iconic game show Deal or No Deal is making a comeback in the U.K., this time on ITV and ITVX.

Stephen Mulhern will serve as the host of the show. The local version will be produced by Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company) and see contestants battle it out against the notorious Banker for a chance at winning a life-changing cash prize.

Deal or No Deal was first launched in 2002 in the Netherlands. It has been commissioned in over 80 territories worldwide with more than 350 productions.

Mulhern said: “Wow, what an opportunity, I’m beyond excited to be hosting the brand-new series. I’ve always been such a huge fan of the show, so much so I’ve been practicing at home with small cereal boxes! It looks so simple, but it’s an incredibly compelling game for both those playing and the viewers watching at home. It’s one of the greatest shows of all time, and to be the new host is an honor! I can’t wait to get started.”

Tamara Gilder, joint managing director for Remarkable Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing Deal or No Deal back. It’s an iconic format—but now on a new channel with a new, fantastic host. We also have a new Banker, but I’m afraid they’re even more awful than the last one.”

Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning, added: “Deal or No Deal is such an iconic format, and we are delighted that it will be joining the ITV family. Stephen’s infectious warmth and wit mixed with his natural rapport with members of the public is the perfect combination for this much-loved TV series.”