Deal Or No Deal may return for another series with new 'On Tour' twist

Channel 4 has axed original version of the gameshow - but it may not be dead yet

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The original version of Deal Or No Deal may have been axed - but it seems the show may be kept alive by its new 'On Tour' twist.

The Channel 4 gameshow will no longer be a daytime staple after bosses decided against ordering more studio-based episodes.

Its final run ended earlier this month with farewell specials named 'Deal Or No Deal On Tour', which saw host Noel Edmonds take the game to locations including Blackpool Tower, Longleat Safari Park - and even a Boeing 737.

But there's some good news for Deal fans: it turns out the On Tour version could return for further series.

Executive producer Richard Hague recently told the Radio Times: "Things have gone really well. Who knows if we’re going to do some more?

"The reality is you could say we’ve done the studio, we want to do something else. People weren’t sure what we were going to do with the format, and then this came along and we did ten great shows.

"So next year we’ll see if we want to do some more. I know Noel’s up for it so let’s see what they do."

Last Friday saw Vikki Heenan become the Deal's ninth £250,000 jackpot winner, in an episode filmed at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum.

The show debuted in 2005, attracting up to 3million viewers at its peak. It has given away over £40million in prize money, while notable contestants have included Olly Murs and Naughty Boy.

Noel is now working on several new formats with Channel 4 - the first of which, Sell or Swap, premiered tonight.

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