Noel Edmonds returns to Saturday nights

Noel Edmonds in "Deal or No Deal"

We’re re-entering the 70s. First Doctor Who becomes a Saturday night regular again. Now Noel “Late, Late Breakfast Show” Edmonds is returning to prime-time weekend viewing with Deal or No Deal. Based on the Australian game show of the same name, It’s been doing well in the afternoons apparently.

Howie Mandel

I’m surprised it took this long to become a hit though. It’s already being hailed in the US as the next Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, despite being hosted by Howie “St Elsewhere” Mandel who appears a bit more like Master Po from Kung Fu than he used to.

But Noel on a Saturday night. Can we take it?

UPDATE: Charlie Brooker sums up the show, in case you’ve never seen it.

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