The identity of the mysterious Deal Or No Deal Banker is finally revealed

Richard Osman accidentally let slip the identity of the Banker from Deal Or No Deal.

Press Association
Last updated: 24 February 2015 - 2.01pm

If you’ve ever wondered whose voice is on the end of the phone when Noel Edmonds calls the Banker on Deal Or No Deal then wonder no more.

The identity of the banker from the hit Channel 4 game show has been revealed after Pointless star Richard Osman accidentally let it slip during an interview.

The mysterious money master has been unmasked as Glenn Hugill, a producer on the show and a former Coronation Street star.

The Deal Or No Deal banker is producer Glen Hugill (Peter Jordan/PA)
The Deal Or No Deal Banker is producer Glenn Hugill (Peter Jordan/PA)

Talking about his newest game show, Richard told the Metro: “Two Tribes was an idea that Glenn Hugill – the banker on Deal Or No Deal – and I had been thinking about for a long time.

“We kept coming back to it and thought, ‘Hang on, this really works, let’s pitch it’.”

Richard Osman (BBC/Remarkable/Kieron McCarron)
Richard Osman let the cat out of the bag (BBC/Remarkable/Kieron McCarron)

Glenn is best known to viewers for his role as policeman Alan McKenna in Coronation Street and used to present game show The Mole.

The 45-year-old gave up his acting and presenting career to take an executive role at production company Endemol after Deal Or No Deal became such a success.

However, as Glenn no longer works on the show, the identity of the current Banker remains a mystery.

A spokeswoman for Endemol said: “We would never comment on the Banker’s identity.”

Noel Edmonds with Deal Or No Deal winner Tegan Roberts (Endemol)
Noel Edmonds with Deal Or No Deal winner Tegan Roberts (Endemol)

The game show – which has already paid out over £39 million to thousands of contestants in the past nine years – features 22 players who each have a sealed box containing different prizes ranging from 1p and £250,000. The main player chooses to open boxes in turn, eliminating the prize contained inside.

The Banker then bids to buy their box, with no one knowing what amount of money it contains. The contestant can choose to accept or refuse an offer from the Banker – taking their gamble that their box contains more or less money.

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