Greg James to present Channel 4’s new reality series Rise and Fall

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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, made by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group, 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.

Sixteen ordinary British people, from all walks of life and ages, will begin the game as equals but soon find themselves either in a position of power as a Ruler or as part of the powerless as a Grafter. While the Rulers live in an opulent penthouse, the Grafters must survive in basic conditions in the basement. And much like life, those in power will be responsible for making decisions that affect those who have none.

Greg James will oversee the action as the Grafters work hard to complete a series of gruelling games and challenges to build a cash prize fund only the Rulers can win. The Rulers must encourage the Grafters to work harder, but if they push them too hard, they might find themselves toppled from power.

Anyone can rise to a position of power and anyone can fall, but only one Ruler can win the prize fund at the end of the game. Who rises and who falls will be decided by the other Players.

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 an 18x60’ series made by Studio Lambert and Motion Content Group. The executive producers are Mike Cotton, Colin Whitaker, Kelly Lynn and Mark James for Studio Lambert and Martin Oxley for Motion Content Group. Production Executives for Studio Lambert are Diana Focke and Sophie Beck, with Karen Bonnici for Motion.

The commissioning editors for Channel 4 are Alf Lawrie, head of Factual Entertainment, Vivienne Molokwu, senior commissioning editor, Factual Entertainment and Cal Turner, commissioning editor, Factual Entertainment.


All3Media International is distributing the format worldwide and will sell the tape for the series.

Rise and Fall is coming soon to Channel 4 and All 4. 


About Studio Lambert   
Studio Lambert is a fast-growing production company based in Los Angeles, London, Manchester and Scotland, producing high-quality scripted and unscripted series. The company was established in 2008 by Stephen Lambert, creator of many well-known global formats.

Studio Lambert won the Best Independent Production Company award at the 2020 Broadcast Awards.  Forthcoming commissions include: an epic new street dance competition, Dance 100 and the biggest reality competition series ever, Squid Game: The Challenge, both for Netflix; and following on from the hugely successful U.S. and U.K. editions of the Dutch psychological adventure format, The Traitors, a second series for both BBC and for NBCUniversal’s Peacock has been announced. 

Latest and upcoming shows include: the third season of BAFTA-award winning Race Across the World for the BBC; season five of The Circle for Netflix; the 10th anniversary of Gogglebox, the multi award-winning format and global phenomenon; and Four in a Bed, the hugely successful daytime format, on air since 2010.

Studio Lambert’s scripted productions include Three Girls which won five BAFTA awards; The Feed for Amazon Prime; The Nest and Three Families for BBC, and recently announced comedy-drama, Boarders for BBC Three.

 Studio Lambert is part of the All3Media group. 

About Motion Content Group
Motion Content Group funds, develops, produces and distributesboth original and third-partypremium content to create value and opportunities for its partners and advertisers. Working with the worlds leading talent, producers and distributors Motion aims to support the editorial, creative and commercial requirements of over 200 networks and platforms.  Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in over 30 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally.  

Motion Content Group is part ofGroupM, the worlds leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.  

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