Radio presenter and author Greg James has today (Monday 6th March) been revealed as the host of Rise and Fall, Channel 4's new reality series from the makers of The Traitors.
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.
In a social experiment, sixteen individuals from diverse backgrounds and of varying ages will commence the game on an equal footing. However, as the game progresses, some will ascend to the role of Ruler, while others will assume the powerless position of Grafter. The Rulers will inhabit luxurious accommodation in a penthouse, while the Grafters will subsist in basic conditions in the basement. As in life, those in power will be accountable for making decisions that have an impact on those without a voice.
The proceedings will be overseen by Greg James as the Grafters undertake an arduous series of games and challenges to generate a cash prize that only the Rulers can claim. While the Rulers will need to motivate the Grafters to work harder, if they push too hard, they risk being overthrown.
In this game, anyone can rise to power or fall from grace, but only one Ruler will secure the prize fund in the end. The Players themselves will determine who ascends and who falls.
Greg James said: "I've been waiting a long time for a show like this to come along that I can get stuck into and be the ringleader of. It's an amazingly mad idea and the contestants are going to make some incredible TV. It's very exciting to launch something brand new on Channel 4 and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Let the power struggle begin…"
Rise and Fall is coming soon to Channel 4 and All 4.