EastEnders star Danny Dyer is hosting BBC One’s brand-new Saturday night game show The Wall.
The Wall is an original format created by SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media in collaboration with Universal Television Alternative Studio. It was first shown in the U.S. on NBC in 2016.
Remarkable Television, part of Endemol Shine UK, is working on the 6×45-minute version for BBC One, which will see the questions voiced by TV legend Angela Rippon.
Dyer said: “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.”
Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning at BBC, said: “The Wall is an exciting, challenging and tense quiz where destinies dramatically change with the drop of a single ball. Danny is an unforgettable and very unique host as he commands The Wall, roots for the contestants and hits our hearts and our funny bones.”
Richard Hague, creative director at Remarkable Television, added: “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.”