BBC One has commissioned a second series of Danny Dyer fronted gameshow The Wall.
Hosted by EastEnders‘ Danny Dyer and supplemented by Angela Rippon’s voice, The Wall is described by the Beeb as ‘the ultimate combination of strategy, knowledge and luck’.
“I can’t believe we’re doing another series of The Wall. I can’t wait to get stuck in and meet some more contestants and hopefully make them very rich. Drop ’em!” – Danny Dyer
Central to the game is an expansive pegboard – The Wall – similar to the Plinko board on The Price Is Right with monetary amounts spread across the bottom. A series of balls – green or red in colour – are dropped down the board which positively and negatively affect the prize pot. There are ‘free balls’ of each type with others turning green or red depending on the contestants’ question-answering ability.
Each episode features a pair of contestants with one spending most of the game in isolation answering questions while their partner decides which numbered slot at the top of the wall to drop each ball from. They also get to decide whether to drop multiple balls down the wall if they think their friend may know the answer to a question.
The isolated contestant is oblivious to how the game has gone after the first round, but must decide whether to sign ‘the guarantee’ securing the money won in round one or trust that the wall has been kind…
“I am so looking forward to another series being ‘the voice’ of The Wall. What a great opportunity for even more viewers to take on the challenge of The Wall and potentiality win life changing sums of money.” – Angela Rippon
The Wall, an original format from SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media, was first shown in America on NBC in 2016 and is now in 24 territories around the globe.
The BBC note that the first episode of the UK version has consolidated to 4.1 million viewers.
“I know Danny and Angela had an absolute ball making The Wall and it’s great to see how much BBC One viewers have enjoyed the ride. I’m looking forward to more big drops, big shocks and big decisions in series two.” – Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at BBC
The Wall is produced by Endemol subsidiary Remarkable Television. Would-be contestants can apply for next year’s second series at bbc.co.uk/thewall