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Last Updated: Monday, 17 October 2005, 12:52 GMT 13:52 UK
Noel Edmonds to make TV comeback
Noel Edmonds
Noel Edmonds will start filming Deal or No Deal next month
Noel Edmonds is to return to TV after five years with a new daytime game show on Channel 4.

The ex-House Party and Telly Addicts host is to present Deal or No Deal, offering prizes up to 250,000.

Deal or No Deal is already broadcast in 40 countries and Edmonds said he was "delighted" to be offered the UK show.

It was a "gripping and suspense-filled game show format", he said. Edmonds, 56, was one of the most popular stars on UK TV from the 1970s to the 1990s.

"I'm really excited about coming back to TV presenting after five years," he said.

Noel Edmonds and Mr Blobby in Noel's House Party
Edmonds fronted Noel's House Party with Mr Blobby from 1991-98
In the show, contestants choose from 22 boxes, each containing different amounts of money - from 1p to 250,000 - while pitting their wits against The Dealer.

Edmonds, from Jacobstowe, Devon, will start filming next month.

Channel 4's head of daytime Adam Macdonald said: "Deal or No Deal is a cracking format and Noel is brilliant in it."

Edmonds' other prime-time hits have included Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and The Late Late Breakfast Show, but he left the BBC when his contract expired in 2000, saying the programmes were "too boring".

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