Deal Or No Deal viewers all say the same thing as show returns

Deal Or No Deal game screen

Deal Or No Deal has returned to screens and viewers are all saying the same thing.

A brand new reboot of the iconic game show launched on Monday to an impressive 2.5 million viewers on ITV1 and ITVX.

Stephen Mulhern proved a hit with viewers as he took over as host of the format, which returned with its classic line up of red boxes and a mystery banker.

Stephen Mulhern hosts Deal Or No Deal
Deal Or No Deal: SR1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Stephen Mulhern.

But there was one change that had all those watching reacting as it was revealed the show’s top prize has dropped by more than half from £250,000 to £100,000.

One wrote on X (previously Twitter): “Just turned the TV on and #DealOrNoDeal is on… where the hell is the £250,000 box may I ask? It’s a no deal from me”

Another commented: “How can #DealorNoDeal not have £250k anymore!? Surely prizes should be up with inflation”

And a third asked: “Why has the jackpot dropped from £250,000 to £100,000? #DealOrNoDeal”

Meanwhile a fourth wrote: “Bit strange how 18 years ago when #DealOrNoDeal started they could afford to give away £250,000 but now the top prize is £100,000. Doesn’t feel quite as special does it? Don’t get me wrong though, I would still absolutely love to win 100K”

However some felt £100,000 was more than enough – comparing it to the prize on the recent series of Big Brother which concluded after six weeks.

“Does make me laugh that the top prize for sitting in a chair randomly picking boxes for 42 minutes is £100k but being in a house for 6 weeks with an episode airing every night plus spinoffs is also £100k. We love ITVnomics. #bbuk,” one user of the social platform observed.

Away from the prize changes, many viewers loved having Deal Or No Deal back on our screens.

“okayyyy… STRONGGGG start with #DealOrNoDeal – i’m LOVING it so far!! it’s EXACTLY how i remember it – just x10 more… well EVERYTHING!!!” one reacted.

Deal Or No Deal airs on ITV1 and ITVX at 4PM, Monday – Fridays.

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