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Deal or No Deal player who admitted he'll die soon has set up fundraisers to help find cure for his disease

Deal or No Deal player who admitted he'll die soon has set up fundraisers to help find cure for his disease

He left viewers in 'floods of tears'

The Deal or No Deal contestant who left viewers in ‘floods of tears’ after opening up about being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) raised funds to help try and find a cure for the disease.

Brad Wale became emotional on last night’s (30 November) episode of Deal or No Deal as he told host Stephen Mulhern about his condition.

Mulhern asked Brad what he would spend his potential winnings on, to which he replied: “Last year, things changed quite a lot for me really, I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease…”

At this point his voice cracked as he said: “I never cry when I talk about it normally… So the prognosis isn’t really that great.

“So I’d put it towards my bucket list, go and see different places around the world, and give my family and partner some money before… yeah.”

Mulhern then asked if the ‘bucket list’ was because he was ‘given a certain time’.

“Yeah, inevitably that's how it goes,” Brad said. “Don’t get me wrong, Stephen Hawking lived for 55-years - do you know what I mean? But the average is, like, a few years.”

Brad explained he had been diagnosed with MND.

As he spoke about his condition, his fellow Deal or No Deal contestants could be seen wiping tears away, while viewers at home said they had been left feeling emotional, too.

According to the NHS: “Motor neurone disease (MND) is a condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weakness that gets worse over time.

“There's no cure for MND, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on a person's daily life.”

Since being given his diagnosis, kind-hearted Brad has raised thousands of pounds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association - last year taking part in a sponsored skydive which raised almost £4,000.

Brad raised thousands for charity after taking part in a skydive last year.
Brad Wale/

Explaining why he was raising money for the cause, he said: "My one wish is for them to find a cure or a decent treatment to ease symptoms and prolong life.

"This is the reason I am doing a sponsored skydive, to raise much needed funds to get that one step closer."

Unfortunately for Brad, his appearance on the show last night didn’t end in him bagging a huge cash prize, as he opened up his box to reveal £5.

Since appearing on the show, fellow Deal or No Deal contestant Rochelle Hughes has set up a fundraiser to help Brad ‘tick some bits off his Bucket List’.

You can chip into the fundraiser here.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Brad Wale

Topics: Health, TV and Film, ITV, Money