The Wall: Danny Dyer to host BBC game show
James R | On 01, Jun 2019
Danny Dyer is getting his own game show on BBC One.
The EastEnders star and royal descendant himself will present The Wall, a new Saturday night game show that promises the ultimate combination of strategy, knowledge and luck.
“Wildly unpredictable with heart stopping jeopardy, The Wall gives and The Wall takes away. Expect colossal wins and heart-breaking losses, this new game show really can change people’s lives in an instant,” describes the BBC.
It will see pairs of contestants needing to come up the right answers, the right bounces and have cast-iron trust in one another to win a life-changing cash prize. The questions will be voiced by TV legend, Angela Rippon.
An original format created by SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media in collaboration with Universal Television Alternative Studio, The Wall was first shown in America on NBC in 2016. The most travelled format of 2017 and 2018, it has since sold to 24 territories around the globe. Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK, is producing it for BBC One.
Dyer says: “I’d never had a desire to host a gameshow before I saw this game. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to help win the public some serious life-changing readies. I love it.”
Richard Hague, Creative Director at Remarkable Television, says: “This show is epic not just in scale, but in the drama that unfolds throughout the game. Having Danny at the helm means we’re in for a memorable, compelling and entertaining watch.”
The series will air on BBC One later this year. You can apply to take part here: www.bbc.co.uk/thewall