Six famous faces to take on The Wall in The Wall Versus Celebrities
Hit Saturday night entertainment show, The Wall, is set to feature three special celebrity specials as The Wall Versus Celebrities (3x50) heads to BBC One later this year
"The Wall is without doubt the biggest opponent anyone can face on TV and it will be a lot of fun seeing if these six famous faces can rise to the challenge in these three special episodes" — Jo Wallace
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Hit Saturday night entertainment show, The Wall, is set to feature three special celebrity specials as The Wall Versus Celebrities (3 x 50) heads to BBC One later this year.
The series, produced by Remarkable Television (part of Banijay UK) is hosted by EastEnders star Danny Dyer and voiced by TV legend Angela Rippon. The Wall is the ultimate combination of strategy, knowledge and luck.
Each of the three specials will feature different celebrity pairings as they go head to head with The Wall to win money for their chosen charities. The specials will feature presenter and filmmaker Stacey Dooley alongside Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood; former footballers turned pundits Chris Kamara and John Barnes; and television presenter Alex Brooker who will be teaming up with actress and presenter Sally Lindsay.
The Wall, an original format created by SpringHill Entertainment and Andrew Glassman’s Glassman Media in collaboration with Universal Television Alternative Studio, was first shown in the USA on NBC in 2016. The most travelled format of 2017 and 2018, The Wall is an international hit and has sold to 28 territories around the globe.
Jo Wallace, Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at BBC says: “The Wall is without doubt the biggest opponent anyone can face on TV and it will be a lot of fun seeing if these six famous faces can rise to the challenge in these three special episodes.”
Richard Hague, Creative Director at Remarkable Television, says: “The Wall is ready and waiting for these famous faces to come and have a go.”
In addition to these celebrity episodes, viewers can expect to see more willing couples who will face The Wall in 2021 including twins from Yorkshire, sisters from Scotland and a married couple from Wales.
The Wall was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content and Jo Wallace, Acting Controller, Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown. The Executive Producer for Remarkable is Richard Hague. The Series Producer is Stephen Lovelock.
Source BBC One
November 18, 2020 5:55am ET by BBC One