It’s a case of “booyay” for Andrew O’Keefe today as the 1000th episode goes to air on Seven.
Since launching the show in 2003, O’Keefe has fronted 500 hours of the show, with 26,000 cases and over $20m in cash given away. The show is such a ratings winner, that Nine can’t seem to land a punch. Family Feud and Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune all ended their run. Now Nine is said to be developing an “entertainment chat show.” Maybe they oughta ask Daryl if he wants to revive Blankety Blanks?
Seven recently threw a bash for O’Keefe and the Deal crew which included congratulatory wishes on video from hosts around the world including Howie Mandel from the USA, Tantowi Yahya from Indonesia and Noel Edmonds from the UK. Dutch creator Dick Derijk was particularly complimentary to O’Keefe for his skill in sustaining the show and keeping it at the top of its game.