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Deal or No Deal contestant proposes mid-show!

Deal or No Deal contestant proposes mid-show!
Deal or No Deal contestant proposes mid-show!

A contestant on hit game show Deal Or No Deal has popped the question to his girlfriend mid-game - after the banker made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Eddie Moores did the honours after telling host Noel Edmonds that he would marry his girlfriend Sarah Mills if he won the show's £250,000 jackpot. But when the banker called and offered to up his offer if Moores proposed there and then, the 23-year-old took centre stage with Mills, got down on one knee, and asked her to marry him. "Sarah Mills, you are my soulmate, the love of my life, my best friend and I want to spend the rest of my life with you," he said. "Will you marry me princess?" The 21-year-old tearfully accepted to cheering from the audience and other contestants. "Everyone was on tenterhooks when the banker upped his offer," a show insider told The Sun. "But no one thought Eddie would actually pop the question. It was edge of your seat stuff. "Noel is soppy at heart. After it happened he congratulated them and looked absolutely chuffed." The proposal follows in the footsteps of Mario Marconi's on-air proposal to Lisa Appleton in the 2008 Big Brother house, as well as a memorable moment on a 2005 edition of Ant And Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in which an audience member leapt from a giant cake mid-show and proposed to his girlfriend. The Deal or No Deal proposal can be seen on Monday's show.

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.