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Deal or No Deal player 'overwhelmed' with response after telling Stephen Mulhern he will die soon

Deal or No Deal player 'overwhelmed' with response after telling Stephen Mulhern he will die soon

There wasn't a dry eye in the house as Brad opened up about his fears for the future

A Deal or No Deal player who heartbreakingly told Stephen Mulhern he fears he will die soon has said he has been 'overwhelmed' by the response from viewers.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Brad began to discuss why he had signed up to the ITV game show on last night's (30 November) episode.

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He revealed he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and faces a race against the clock to get his bucket list ticked off.

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."

When host Stephen Mulhern asked the contestant what he would spend his potential winnings on, Brad explained he wanted to head on some adventures as well as making his family financially comfortable.

He said: "Last year, things changed quite a lot for me really, I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease…"

Brad explained he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease on the show.
ITV

At this point his voice cracked as he explained: "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 responded. "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."

The Deal or No Deal player said he had initially ‘given up on the world’ but had since changed his outlook on life and he is now grabbing it by the horns.

Fellow contestants on the legendary show, which has been revamped by ITV, could be seen wiping tears away as he discussed his tragic diagnosis.

With just four boxes left to open, Brad had pinned his hopes on winning £75,000.

He shared a behind the scenes snap with Stephen Mulhern while thanking viewers for their kindness.
Facebook/Brad Wale

However, that dream was shattered in the final round and he sadly left the game with just £5.

Although he missed out on the life-changing amount of cash, Brad said the memories of filming the show were priceless.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: "Just want to say a massive thank you, for all the messages of support I have had!

"I'm truly overwhelmed by it all and never in my life did I expect it. I had the best two weeks filming this amazing show and have truly made friends for life.

"It wasn't meant to be but I've come away with so much more than money.

"Stephen Mulhern and all of the production team on the show were honestly the nicest person you'd wish to meet and I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity."

He again received an outpouring of love on the post, which was accompanied by a snap of him and the TV magician backstage.

Best of luck, Brad.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Brad Wale/ITV

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