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How Boston Rob Mariano nearly gamed the system on Deal or No Deal Island

All season long, Jack has been interviewing the latest contestants eliminated from NBC's new hit reality competition show, Deal or No Deal Island! This week, the legend himself, Boston Rob Mariano visits the show to discuss his time on DONDI!


This conversation is twice as long as a regular exit interview. Unlike other exit interviews, and Jack is joined by seven other reporters as Rob faces the press, fielding questions from the media in a rare press conference.


Along the way, Rob discusses his time on DONDI, why he decided to accept the invitation to compete on the show's first season, how it compared to Survivor, whether or not he would compete on Peacock's The Traitors in the near future, and much more!


Rob also discusses a creative idea he had to help himself after receiving a time penalty for looking at Amy's answer. Rob wanted to shout the answer to Stephanie and Jordan as they were attempting to solve the puzzle, allowing them to move forward, and lessen the penalty time he would receive. He asked production if he was allowed to do it, and was told no. He wishes that he hadn't asked and just done it.


Rob shares how large of a gap there was between him and Amy. Was he really that close to passing her in the maze? And did his case have a total high enough to keep him in the game, had he not emerged from the maze last? Rob shares his thoughts on the finale, and so much more! It's an episode you will NOT want to miss!


Check out Mike Bloom's work at Parade.com and check out Angelina's podcast, Beyond the Final Cut!

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