Casting is open for Deal or No Deal 2024

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After the last episode aired a decade ago, game show Deal or No Deal is coming back and casting is now open.

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What is Deal or No Deal Australia about?

Deal or No Deal Australia was the first international version of the game show, originally based on Miljoenenjacht (which translates to Hunt For Millions) from the Netherlands.

Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe for its entire 10-year run from 13 July 2003 to 4 October 2013, Deal or No Deal, unlike other quiz shows, is all about luck and guessing intuition.

The premise of the show involved a contestant selecting one briefcase from a selection of 26, with each one containing a different sum of money, ranging from 0.05c to $200,000. As the game progressed, the contestant would open other briefcases to reveal their amounts, and based on the remaining possible values in the chosen briefcase, the mysterious “Banker” would offer the contestant a sum of money to quit the game. The contestant then had to decide: “Deal or No Deal?”

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Meghan Markle on the US version of Deal or No Deal. (Credit: CNBC)

Is Deal or No Deal being rebooted in Australia?

After a decade long run 10 years ago, the popular show will be rebooted with Catchphrase star Stephen Mulhern as the host.

A source told Daily Mirror: “Deal or No Deal is such a strong format you don’t want to go fiddling with it. It’s pretty much the same. The only difference is Stephen, which gives it a fresh feel.

Deal or No Deal is set to premiere next year, finding their next stars for the reunion.

Andrew O’Keefe on Deal or No Deal Australia. (Credit: Channel 7)

How to apply for Deal or No Deal Australia?

You can apply to win money on Deal or No Deal if you meet this criteria:

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Australian citizen
  3. Not associated with any news organisation over the past two years
  4. No criminal history
  5. Submit medical history
  6. Consent to being filmed, photographed and recorded

If you meet the criteria, you can apply here with your name, birthday and email.

Will you beat the highest winner Nathan Cochrane who won a cheque for $515,000 in 2003?

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