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Rise and Fall is a game about what it takes to get to the top - how to win power, how to keep hold of it and how to use it to influence others.

Sixteen ordinary British people, from all walks of life and ages, begin the game and compete to win up to £100,000. They start as equals but soon find themselves either in a position of power as a Ruler or as a powerless Grafter.

While the Rulers live in a luxury penthouse, the Grafters must survive in basic conditions in the basement. And much like life, those in power will be responsible for making decisions that affect those who have none.

The Cast

Sophie, 21, Essex

A member of the Young Conservatives, Sophie is outspoken about her political views and is a regular commentator in the national media. She is also a keen footballer.

Rishika, 26, Birmingham

Rishika grew up without great wealth which made her understand the value of money and the need to earn nice things. Rishika runs a charity helping people who live in shoe poverty.

Prince, 39, Hertfordshire

Born and raised in Sierra Leone, Prince describes his upbringing as challenging but believes that, although harsh, it has set him up for success.

Ramona, 34, London

Ramona credits moving from Munich to London as a child and having to learn a new language with sparking her desire to work hard and excel in the business world. She is now CEO of numerous hospitality and tech businesses.

Matt, 32, The Midlands

Matt has dedicated his career to helping the most vulnerable members of society but after over a decade on the frontline, he is becoming increasingly frustrated with social policy.

Jeff, 69, London

Jeff is an East End boy at heart. He began working at Sotheby’s in the 1970s before setting up his art dealership and is best known for his role as an expert in Channel 4’s Four Rooms. Today, he oversees and runs eight businesses.

Marina, 18, London

Marina lives at home with her parents. She recently dropped out of university to follow her dream of being an actor. She currently works as a receptionist.

Jack, 28, Hertfordshire

Jack works in construction and plays semiprofessional football. If he were to win the prize fund, he’d take his mum on a luxury holiday.

Edmund, 27, Devon

Edmund comes from one of Britain’s oldest aristocratic families. He leads an ordinary life and says he’s someone who can find common ground with anyone.

Joanna, 50, Suffolk

Interior designer Joanna grew up in Suffolk but spent time at her grandparents’ stately home. When the pandemic affected her interior design work, she went to Greece for a big adventure.

Ali, 45, Essex

Ali is a hard-working businessman who owns a number of successful businesses and is well known in Essex for his restaurants which have become celebrity hot spots.

Rachel, 27, London

Influencer Rachel is also an identical twin. She specialises in fashion and beauty content creation. She says if she has to, she’ll put on an act to get herself to the top.

Sydney, 24, West Lothian, Scotland

As well as working as a delivery driver, singlemum Sydney is also studying for a law degree with a view to working in the human rights sector.

James, 26, Newport, South Wales

James works as an employment coach but is also passionate about fitness and runs fitness classes.

Cheryl, 40, Liverpool

Now a mature student, Cheryl was previously a support worker, working with both adults and children.

Connor, 27, Kent

Connor started volunteering in the care sector at the age of 16 and always knew it was what he wanted to do on leaving school. He now works with the elderly and people with disabilities.

Rise & Fall begins Sunday 19th March at 9pm on Channel 4 and All4.


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