When does Danny Dyer's The Wall start on BBC and what's it about?

BBC bosses are hoping the show will be a Saturday night hit with viewers after a string of flops.

When does Danny Dyer's The Wall start on BBC?

The release date of the new Saturday night show is yet to be confirmed.

But Danny will be flying out to Poland in February to start filming.

A telly source said: “In the eyes of bosses Danny can do no wrong and they think it could give them a Saturday night hit outside of Strictly.

"Danny’s banter and humour is why the public like him and they’re hoping to capitalise on that. If it all lines up well they want it on TV later this year.

"It’s still early days but if it works and commissioners like it then there’s no reason why it couldn’t be a hit."

What is The Wall about?

Comedian Chris Hardwick hosts the American version of the show which sees contestants drop balls into a grid so they can win up to £9million.

Wikipedia explains The Wall as: "A four-story-tall (40 ft) pegboard, similar to a packinko game or bean machine; it also is similar to the Plinko board used for the pricing game of the same name on The Price Is Right.

"The bottom of the board is divided into 15 slots marked with various US dollar amounts; eight of these range from $1 to $100 and remain constant throughout the game, while the others have higher values and increase from round to round.

"Seven numbered 'drop zones' are centred at the top of the board (above the centre seven slots), from which balls can be dropped into play.

"A team of two contestants plays each game, with a potential top prize of $12,374,994.

"Green balls dropped on the board will add to the team's bank, while red balls dropped on the board will subtract from it. Throughout the game, the bank has a floor of $0."


Who is Danny Dyer?

Danny Dyer is a 41-year-old actor and soap heartthrob known for making a slew of low-budget gangster movies.

Born in Canning Town, East London in 1977, Danny – who is an avid West Ham United fan – now lives in Essex with his wife Jo Mas.

He has two daughters, Dani and Sunnie, as well as son Arty.

Some of his most memorable projects include The Football Factory, The Business and Doghouse.

Beginning his career at the age of 16, he was discovered by an agent who auditioned him for the part of Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime Suspect 3 in 1993.

Since then, other TV jobs have included roles in Cadfael, A Touch of Frost, Loved Up, Thief Takers, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Hollyoaks Later and Skins – as well as enjoying a hugely successful film career.

In January 2019 Danny delved into the lives of his royal and noble forebears in Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family after discovering he was descended from King Edward III in BBC show Who Do You Think You Are?

Nowadays though, he's best-known for playing Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter in EastEnders.


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