PREVIEW: The Wall

BBC One gameshow back for a second series.



Hosted by EastEnders star Danny Dyer, The Wall is the ultimate combination of strategy, knowledge and luck and will see the questions voiced by TV legend, Angela Rippon.


Wildly unpredictable with heart stopping jeopardy, The Wall gives and The Wall takes away. Expect colossal wins and heart-breaking losses, this game show really can change people’s lives in an instant. In this game, pairs need the right answers, the right bounces and cast-iron trust in each other to win a life-changing cash prize.



BBC Interview with Danny Dyer

How is it to be filming another series? It’s incredible actually. It’s incredible we’ve moved our set from Poland to Wembley Arena. I feel very, very grateful to be a host of such a unique game. There’s been so much uncertainty and like many, many industries, I’m part of an industry that’s being crushed by this Covid thing, so I’m very grateful to be back.

How is it to be filming in these current times? Has anything changed on set? I’m getting used to the social distancing thing now, but I don’t like it. I think that The Wall is ideal for it because it’s all about The Wall. It’s such a good game and there is so much at stake. There are so many different layers to it which make it a good formula. The game brings tension, jeopardy and all the things you need. I think we’re getting used to it, and this is the way our businesses are having to be run now. It works and I think everyone who was working on it was very, very grateful to be there. Nothing’s really changed, but everyone not on camera wears masks, it’s a very well-run show.

What can we expect from this series? What we’ve learnt is that lockdown has definitely done something to the contestants. They’re making some very, very strange decisions but it’s great because it makes for a very, very exciting show. You’ll see when they start airing the shows, the level of want because of the uncertainty and the fact people have been laid off, the redundancies, so this is an opportunity to have some fun but also generate some money for their families. It makes for great telly. 



The Wall begins Saturday 03rd October at 9:20pm on BBC One.

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