Bank Balance: All about new game show with Gordon Ramsay and when it’s on TV

Bank Balance BBC One start date, how it works and prize money

Gordon Ramsay host brand new game show Bank Balance on BBC One – when does it start and what’s it all about?


Bank Balance will be hosted by the famous chef and air on BBC One in primetime.

It is described is 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.”

The top prize is £100,000, with the BBC explaining the format: “Pairs of players need both knowledge and nerve to triumph in a game that’s as unpredictable as its host.

“Contestants (in households and support bubbles), must answer series of questions correctly in order to place different sized stacks of gold bars on a volatile Balance Board.

“The more bars they build up, the more they could win.

“But, the more bars on the board, the more volatile it becomes and the greater the risk that the bars come crashing down, leaving the contestants to go home – with nothing.


“Only those with steady hands and cool heads could see themselves walk away with the life-changing jackpot!”

Watch Bank Balance on TV and online

Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance started on Wednesday, 24 February at 9PM on BBC One.

Episodes will then continue for the next two nights (Thursday, 25 February and Friday, 26 February), also at 9PM.

The show will continue on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9PM for the next three weeks.

As ever, episodes will be available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer.

Gordon Ramsay said: “This is going to be truly epic. 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, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning added: “Bank Balance is a great format where contestants need to balance nerve with knowledge. And Gordon will be a formidable and unforgettable host

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