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Edmonds: Contestants take fewer risks due to economy

Noel Edmonds says the country's economic situation is deterring contestants from taking risks in a bid to win big on Deal or No Deal?

Noel Edmonds says the public's reaction to the economy has made them less inclined to take risks on Deal or No Deal? Credit: Press Association

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said: "In 2005, when people talked about life-changing money it tended to be, ‘Oh, I would like a sports car, or a holiday in Florida. I would like these things.’

“The reality of the world has changed in a short time and – if you have very little – life-changing money can be £100 or £500.”

Edmonds' comments echo those of quiz show host Chris Tarrant who said the cancellation of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' was down to the public's reaction to the recession.

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