VIEWERS are waiting to see Craig Waterworth take on the Deal or No Deal banker – and raise cash for a Huddersfield-based charity.
The father of young cancer survivor Ruddi Waterworth-Jones is among the current crop of contenders appearing on the Channel 4 daytime show.
One contender a day is chosen by host Noel Edmonds to eliminate boxes containing different sums of money – and duel with the unseen banker – in a bid to win the top prize of £250,000.
Craig’s appearances were pre-recorded earlier this year and are only now being aired – with today’s show at 4pm .
So while he knows how well he did, viewers are being left on tenterhooks over the next few weeks.
Craig’s aim is to raise as much money as possible for Ruddi’s Retreat , which provides seaside respite for families with children affected by cancer, life-limiting illnesses and bereavement.
The charity was set up by Ruddi’s mum, Ali Jones, of Linthwaite, after her son battled cancer as a baby. Ruddi has now been in remission for three years.
The charity has already provided holidays for dozens of deserving families.
Ali said: “Craig applied via the Deal or No Deal website to take part, but it took about a year before he got on. He was away filming at the studio in Bristol for three weeks.
“Without giving the game away, Craig’s ‘show’ is all about Ruddi and Noel said it was one of the most emotional shows he has done.”