A gripping new gameshow is hitting our screens in a matter of hours, produced by the team behind The Traitors and fronted by Greg James.
Rise and Fall sees 16 contestants from all backgrounds starting off as equals, but soon finding themselves in positions of power as Rulers or as part of the powerless, the Grafters.
While those in charge live in a lavish penthouse, their workers must survive in basic conditions in the basement, but anyone can rise and anyone can fall.
Although the Grafters are trying to increase the prize pot, it will be one Ruler who walks away with all the money at the end, and who changes status will all be down to the other players.
Hooked already? So are we, and here’s everything you need to know about the contestants taking part.
Ali, whose Essex restaurants have become celebrity hot spots, thinks Donald Trump is a great leader. Why? ‘Because he’s a don’t-take-no-c**p kind of guy.’
Occupation: Trainee nurse
Now a mature student, Cheryl used to work as a support worker, working with both adults and children.
Occupation: Care home manager
With his ‘charm and sass’, Connor is ready to ‘sniff out the weaker ones, the fake ones, all the manipulators and I think I’ll be able to sniff out the worst ones’.
Occupation: Account manager
Edmund comes from one of Britain’s oldest aristocratic families, but isn’t scared to ‘muck in and do the hard graft’.
Semi-pro footballer Jack would take his mum on a luxury holiday if he walked off the prize fund.
From: Newport, South Wales
Occupation: Employment coach
According to James, Beyonce is ‘an amazing leader’. ‘She has so many
achievements. She’s a trailblazer. She’s led herself, women, men and the queer community to feel themselves, to be their best selves and to release their wiggle.’
We couldn’t agree more!
East End boy Jeff began working at Sotheby’s in the 1970s before setting up his art dealership.
He’s best known for his role as an expert in Channel 4’s Four Rooms.
Occupation: Interior designer
Joanna swapped her interior design work for a big adventure in Greece when the pandemic hit.
When asked who is a great leader, Marina replied: ‘It’s hard to choose a public figure because I feel like I’ve never been led by a public figure.’
From: The Midlands
Matt dedicated his career to helping the most vulnerable members of society, but after over a decade on the frontline, he is becoming increasingly frustrated with social policy.
Occupation: Postal worker
Born and raised in Sierra Leone, Prince describes his upbringing as challenging but believes that, although harsh, it has set him up for success.
When asked who he thinks is a great leader, Prince – who has 20 years of martial arts training – answered his Uncle Frank. Adorable!
When it comes to being a leader, Rachel’s taking notes from Oprah.
She says: ‘Oprah is a great leader because she’s inspiring, she obviously has her own TV show and she’s a winner in all areas of life.’
We couldn’t agree more!
From: Born in Germany, raised in London
Ramona thinks she’ll win thanks to experiences she’s gained in business, which she’s been doing since she was 21.
Occupation: Communications officer
Rishika runs a charity helping people who live in shoe poverty.
Occupation: Politics Student
Sophie’s ‘personal idol’ is Margaret Thatcher.
From: West Lothian, Scotland
Occupation: Delivery driver
First appear at Meet the contestants on Rise and Fall: From semi-professional footballer to GB News regular and Four Rooms expert