Gordon Ramsay to host BBC game show

Another profile celebrity turns to hosting a primetime game show.

TV chef Gordon Ramsay will host and produce a brand new game show for the BBC.

Bank Balance is described as a high-stakes, high-pressure game show where contestants test their poise, precision, knowledge and nerve to succeed to build themselves a fortune – or see it come crashing down in an instant.

“This is going to be truly epic,” he said. “It is such an intense game with so much jeopardy to win big and lose 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!”

Kate Phillips, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, says: “Bank Balance is a great format where contestants need to balance nerve with knowledge. And Gordon will be a formidable and unforgettable host.”

It isn’t known if the series will screen in Australia, but Ramsay’s hosting follows the successful hosting by ex-Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Nine will screen those episodes in Australia.

Filming on Bank Balance will begin later this year.

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