WEYMOUTH girl Tiffany Lowe is hoping she has done the town proud in her forthcoming appearances on game show Deal Or No Deal.

The 22-year-old has already filmed her appearances with presenter Noel Edmonds but has to remain tight-lipped about the amount she won ahead of her first showing on the Channel Four programme this weekend.

The shop manager has been buoyed by what she says was an “amazing experience” during her week filming in Bristol.

She said: “I think I’ve done everyone proud. I hope so anyway.

“It was very overwhelming but well worth it.

“And it was such an amazing experience you can’t carry on living the way you did.

“It’s made me more positive because you watch all these competitions and never really think it’s going to happen to you.

“I’m just a small Weymouth girl but I’ve taken a chance and I’m living proof that it can happen to you.”

Tiffany was at home in Chickerell Road watching the show last August when she decided to apply and was invited by programme makers Endemol for audition.

The former Holy Trinity, All Saints and Weymouth College student made it through three auditions and two interviews and was told she had made it through but could be waiting more than a year.

To her surprise she was called up for a week’s filming in October and her parents Chris and Jeanette travelled up for the day when she was the contestant.

Deal Or No Deal is well known for the camaraderie and team spirit enjoyed by all the contestants and Tiffany said her group are still friends.

She said: “We were off to the studios each day between 7am and 8am and we finished at 7pm when it was back to the hotel for partying.

“Your food was paid for and the contestant from that day leaves a tab behind the bar.”

She added: “It felt like you were living in a family of these people, and it was humbling being with people who have lost mums and dads and had injuries in their family.”

Tiffany said she enjoyed meeting the presenter and speaking to the “banker” – who makes the offers of money to contestants before they have to decide 'deal or no deal'.

Tiffany, who manages the Weird Fish clothes shop in St Mary Street, said: “Noel Edmonds was lovely and really good fun and professional when he needs to be.”

Tiffany’s daily appearances on the programme start on Sunday at 4.25pm.