Deal or No Deal viewers were taken aback as a player's famous past was uncovered.

Stephen Mulhern returned to host the second episode of the classic TV show's reboot. A new player selected a box at random and tried to beat the banker to take home thousands.

Daryl was today's contestant and he wanted to win a huge prize to help support his new family after his wife recently gave birth just two weeks before filming. The player got off to a great start as he eliminated the two lowest amounts in the first round.

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The audience cheered as Daryl revealed how he enjoyed viral fame in 2016 when he was branded Britain's sexiest cop. The Essex police officer posed alongside his sergeant in a photo that was then circulate around the globe.

He said: "It went absolutely worldwide. It was a mad couple of days.

"It was a weird title to obtain." Fans following the show on social media platform X were thrilled when Daryl confirmed his viral fame.

Ryan said: said: Lovely to see PC Daryl Jones aka Britain's Sexiest Cop." Holly added: "I remember seeing that photo"

Blake commented: "I knew I recognised him!" Daryl was in stitches as he said it was the first time his wife saw his face was in the picture.

He revealed his wife was a fellow police officer and they met after a callout to a children's party, which confused Stephen. He said: "Hang on . The children's party required the assistance of the police?"

Daryl eventually left the show with £11,800 after he accepted the banker's offer. However, he was frustrated when he found out he had £75,000 in his box

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