LONG before she entered the Big Brother house, new contestant Kerry made another memorable television appearance.
Sixteen years ago theThe 40-year-old manager from Essex tried her luck on Deal or No Deal and won £35,000.
Her episode can be described as a classic, not only because of the banter Kerry had with host Noel Edmonds, but also because the studio suffered because of itCut off midway through the game.
As Kerry expertly delivered her contribution to the camera before the break, the studio was plunged into darkness, causing the audience to gasp.
Noel said: “Well this is a first for us. We obviously had a power problem here at the dream factory.”
“Kerry, I’m so sorry. We have a procedure that we will follow now because we don’t know how long this will take.”
The boxes in front of the contestants were then placed in locked cages to protect the integrity of the game.
When the show returned after the break, the lights were back on and Noel could be seen unpacking the cage before saying: “This is most unusual.”
The audience was told that the cause of the outage was someone cutting a cableDoor.
It was thenAs always, Kerry took advantage of her luck to make a sizable offer.
However, the decision was far from easy as she potentially had one of the two biggest numbers in her box at the time: £100,000 or £250,000.
After much deliberation, she took itand was delighted to discover that if she had continued playing she would have only won £500.
She hasn’t lost any of her excitability in recent years, if last night’s arrival of Big Brother is any evidence.
She screamed loudly as she walked to the front door on her electric scooter.
She justified her participation with the words: “I love the show. To me, it’s the ultimate reality TV show of all time.”
“I suffer from multiple sclerosis and that’s why I’ve never applied because I’ve always seen these huge stairs crashing into the house. It just felt a bit out of reach because for the first three years of my illness it was me in a wheelchair. When I saw it come back and was looking for real people from all walks of life, I thought: This is my year.”