Gordon Ramsay will be hosting a new BBC game show dubbed Bank Balance, featuring contestants that will try to build themselves a fortune or witness it crashing down.
Gordon Ramsay marks his foray into hosting with the primetime show, produced by his multimedia production company Studio Ramsay, for flagship television network BBC One. Touted as a high-stakes, high-pressure, game show, Bank Balance will revolve around contestants bent on building themselves a fortune.
The show will test their knowledge, precision, poise, and nerve to succeed or risk seeing it all come crashing down in a wink. “This is going to be truly epic. It is such an intense game with so much jeopardy to win big and loses even bigger, where the difference between failure and success is always in the balance. I’m so happy to be working with the fantastic team at the BBC and cannot wait to get in the studio and start stacking those gold bars!” Ramsay said.
Controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC Kate Phillips described Bank Balance as a great format where contestants need to strike a perfect balance between their nerve and knowledge. “And Gordon will be a formidable and unforgettable host,” Phillips added.
With Jo Wallace serving as the show’s executive producer for the BBC, filming is slated to start later this year. This concept is a product of the creative imagination of Studio Ramsay’s Bronson Payne, Sam Smaïl, Tom Day, and Fernando De Jesus.
Chief creative officer Lisa Edwards will serve as exec producer for the show along with Ramsay. “This is going to be truly epic,” Ramsay explained.
Bank Balance is an intense game that offers contestants an unmissable to win big, but they also could end up losing even bigger, where the difference between failure and success is always in the balance, the British chef said. Ramsay said he was happy to be working alongside the fantastic team at the BBC and is waiting with bated breath to get in the studio and start “stacking those gold bars!”