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Could Meghan Markle return to her post on "Deal Or No Deal"?
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There's a report that says former TV show host Howie Mandel would like Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, to reprise her pre-royal role as a briefcase model for the game show "Deal Or No Deal," so we've successfully gone back in time.

Markle was just one of the briefcase models on the show, from 2006 to 2007. The show aired from 2005 to 2009, so it's not even on right now, but it seems like the discussion is being rekindled.

The news was reported by NewIdea, who got it from Radar, so that's something to consider.

Mandel apparently wants Markle to pick up the role again for charity to raise money in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I should reach out to her to do a one-model 'Deal or No Deal' to raise money to fight this coronavirus pandemic," he says.

If she happened to be considering, Mandel had some parting words for Markle: “Don’t forget the little people.”

But Markle wasn't so hyped up about working as a briefcase model, as Esquire reported in February, 2018.

First off, she said she did it to "make ends meet." That's not much of a ringing endorsement for working on the show.

Here's more of her explanation:

“I would put that in the category of things I was doing while I was auditioning to try to make ends meet. I went from working in the U.S. Embassy in Argentina to ending up on 'Deal.' It’s run the gamut. Definitely working on 'Deal Or No Deal' was a learning experience, and it helped me to understand what I would rather be doing.”

Markle has said that the shoes she used to wear for "Deal Or No Deal" were very uncomfortable.
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She further explained that being the 26th briefcase model was no walk in the park.

“I was the ill-fated No. 26, which for some reason no one would ever choose. I would end up standing up there forever in these terribly uncomfortable and inexpensive 5-inch heels just waiting for someone to pick my number so I could go and sit down.”

Howie Mandel doesn't remember seeing Meghan Markle on the set of "Deal Or No Deal."
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The funny thing is that Mandel doesn't even remember seeing her on the set.

"To be honest, I don't even remember her. I don't. I don't," Mandel told Giuliana Rancic of E! News at an NBC Universal red carpet event in 2018.

"I'd like to say I do and if she's watching, and she's not right?"

Then Mandel apparently spoke point-blank into the camera, saying: "I don't remember you. I don't remember you. I've seen a lot of pictures and I don't…"

If the two did have some sort of "Deal Or No Deal" reunion, things might get rather awkward.

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