There were tense moments on Channel 4 yesterday afternoon as Clare Napier, a Deaf woman from London, won £21,000 on Deal or No Deal.
After rejecting the banker’s offers of £4,500, £3,000, £2,500, £5,000, then £6,500 as the various boxes were opened, the banker offered Clare £21,000 with the possibility of winning either £750 or a whopping £100,000 when the final box was opened.
Clare resisted the temptation of potentially winning five times the amount (or winning a fraction of it), and accepted the money, saying that the £21k would go towards a house deposit and a short break for her parents.
Clare had spent weeks on the show, finally taking her chance to actually play the game with the help of her husband Adam, who interpreted for her (very well, most viewers would agree). Having got to know the other contestants, viewers could see many of them signing to her as they opened their boxes.
As she played the game, the pair told presenter Noel Edmonds how they met – when Adam said the classic chat up line “are you deaf?” Noel also revealed that Adam proposed to Clare in the middle of the pitch at Goodison Park in front of 35,000 supporters. Clare and Adam also showed off a scan of their baby – due in just five days, and Clare showed off her Deaflympic bronze medal, won in Melbourne as part of the GB women’s football team.
Everyone here at Limping Chicken would like to say well done to Clare – and to wish her the very best with her baby’s arrival!
Watch Clare in action here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/deal-or-no-deal/4od#3565589
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