Em’s and I have been keeping this one secret from you.
6 weeks ago we went to the studios of Channel 7 and made it on Deal or no Deal!
The episode airs tonight (Thur 15th July) – in Australia – 5.30pm EST on Channel 7.
Em’s was the lucky one to be on centre stage with Andrew O’keefe and the lights the cameras and the butterflies – I spent my time conveniently hiding behind my case.
You don’t know if you’re going to be on until they yell out your name, then BAM the camera is in your face and you’re jumping up and down like a clown. Emma and I had already spent the cash in our heads well before we got to the studio, and we were sure that we would walk away with a cool $40,000. It seemed like most people in the audience had the same idea!
We thought we could easily walk away with $40,000 – this kinda cash could make a huge difference in our house hunting extravaganza which is a whole other post… still to be written! And it would pay for a nice getaway which we’ve been wanting for a very long time!
They film 5 episodes in a day – so whichever way you look at it, it’s a very long day – lunch was provided and they gave us cookies in between shots as well.
This type of date idea isn’t one that you’ll do spontaneously. Emma applied for a bunch of game shows and studio audiences in 2009 – and it took Deal or No Deal over 9 months before we were contacted. And after that you still have to go through an interview process and then wait more time etc. Even with such a long lead – it’s still a great type of date idea, and experience you should try.
So, what do you reckon? Could you do it? Could you get up there in front of everyone and the cameras and take a shot at the $200,000? Has anyone else been up? How well did you do?
Stay tuned – we’ll get some footage of Emma’s game up within the week.