His new Saturday night gameshow is far from gamechanging, but it cements the former wideboy as hot TV property ‘I’m Danny Dyer and this is The Wall – the ultimate game of risk and reward!” So begins the newest chapter of Britain’s most unexpected national treasure, and the moment is notable for a couple of points. The first is that, as he says this, Dyer somehow manages to manspread extravagantly, despite standing alone on an empty stage the size of an aircraft carrier. And, second, The Wall is definitively not the ultimate game of risk and reward. Rather, it’s an identikit, luck-based Saturday night BBC One gameshow, which means it doesn’t even scrape into the top nine tenths of risk v reward. Going outside in October without an umbrella is risk v reward. Brexit is risk v reward. Committing to a poo before checking for toilet paper is risk v reward. This is just a barely warmed-up version of one of those convoluted parlour games they used to pad out the results of the National Lottery draw. It could quite easily have been presented by Shane Richie, or Jason Manford, or Rylan, or a spoon with a face drawn on it.
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