Posted: 09:28 GMT, Jan. February 2021 | Updated: 10:13 GMT, Jan. February 2021

Gordon Ramsay’s prime time game show Bank Balance was slammed by viewers after its lackluster debut on Wednesday

Condemned on social media for its “annoying” contestants, “confusing” rules, and “awful” jokes, the series started with just 27 million viewers beaten by the finals of ITV rival The Bay

On Gordon’s newest game show, two competition teams answered questions to collect gold bars that were balanced on a seesaw in hopes of a jackpot of 100£ 000 to win

Rough start: Gordon Ramsay’s prime time game show Bank Balance was slammed by viewers after its lackluster debut on Wednesday

Bank Balance left viewers decidedly unimpressed at launch earlier this week, with many fans questioning the show’s “slow moving” format and “cheap set” ‘

Others quickly compared the eye-catching gold set to the TARDIS, a famous time machine featured on BBC’s science fiction staple Doctor Who

TV critics were similarly damned when the Daily Mail’s Christopher Stevens gave the show a two-star rating

“I think it’s one and done for me with #GordonRamsaysBankBalance,” one viewer tweeted. “There’s no excitement or speed on the show, everything feels like a chore and takes way too long, and the rules need to be changed ‘


Fight: The series, condemned on social media for its “annoying” candidates, “confusing” rules, and “terrible” jokes, started with just 27 million viewers

We don’t like it! Bank Balance left viewers decidedly unimpressed when it launched earlier this week, with many fans questioning the show’s “slow moving” format and “cheap set”

We don’t like it! Viewers were unfazed, wondering how the TV show was ever commissioned

Another wrote, ‘Lol, I’m already crawling up on the cooking of Gordon’, with a third addition: ‘Gosh, how this show ever got through piloting’

One unconvinced fan tweeted, ‘Managed #BankBalance for 12 minutes before turning around I’m afraid #TheWheel has set a new bar for me on TV quiz shows, and that falls far short’

‘Why is there a BBC quiz at lunchtime at 9 p.m.? Just show more Reggie Perrin or Line of Duty, for heaven’s sake! ‘one wrote

‘#gordonramsaysbankbalance is slow and boring, but more worrying is how fat the participants are, “one viewer tweeted

Do you look familiar to me? Others quickly compared the eye-catching gold set to the TARDIS, a famous time machine featured on BBC’s science fiction staple Doctor Who

‘If it should have done that there without the cameras, it would have been better for all of us,’ another wrote

Noticing the show’s unusual set, a fan wrote, “Why does Gordon Ramsay’s bank balance have a better TARDIS set than Doctor Who?”

A second wrote, ‘Gordon Ramsay appears to be hosting this ridiculously complicated game show from the rejected set for the TARDIS’

In the show, a team of two participants answers questions from 12 subject categories and is rewarded with gold bars for correct answers

How do you follow that? Although Gordon said the instructions were “easy,” viewers were amazed, and some compared them to Friends’ fictional game show “Bamboozled”

As it accumulated, the gold bar must be strategically stacked on a precariously balanced platform like a four-way seesaw to keep the stacks standing

Get the weights wrong and the whole crowd will crash to the ground meaning that game is over for this team But strike the right balance – and negotiate the 12 rounds of questions – and the pair can hit the jackpot of 100Win £ 000

One wrote: ‘Gordon walking through the workings of the game #GordonRamsaysBankBalance made me think of Joey and Bamboozled on @FriendsTV Much too confusing ‘

Another wrote, “That was so hard to understand,” and a third added, “Just in case you’re not sure how Gordon Ramsay’s bank balance works, here’s a quick explanation ‘

I can’t see it! Many viewers admitted that they struggled to get through the show because they found the participants to be too “annoying” and indecisive

Many viewers admitted that they struggled to get through the show because they found the participants to be too “annoying” and indecisive

‘The Most Annoying Participants Got So Wrapped Up By Them That I Toggled Later Flicked Back Hoping They Improve But NO, They Still Fought! I love you, Gordon, but no thanks to your new game show, ”said an angry viewer /

‘Might have been a great show but have been spoiled by the baddest, most annoying contestants they could have voted I’m literally ready to lose big,’ wrote another

Something positive? However, a handful of Twitter users were happy to see Ramsay take on a new role One said she “lived” for him as a game show host

New series: In the show, a team of two participants answers questions from 12 subject categories and is rewarded with gold bars for correct answers (illustration, bar)

Others complained about Ramsay’s lack of ease with attendees, pointing out that he looked uncomfortable on the set

In his review, Stevens pointed to Ramsay’s apparent discomfort on the set, writing, “It’s obvious within minutes that he doesn’t have the television skills for this show because he just can’t think on his feet without a script- Joke he wriggles ten seconds behind the action

‘His first contestants, brother and sister Tosin and Tobi, were a polished double act with loud show-offs.They fought like kids and would have been a gift for a real game show host Alexander Armstrong and Joe Lycett wake up and pray for a couple like this one in the studio

‘Gordon had no idea what to do with them. He acted like a maitre d’ in a restaurant and politely waited for a page for his customers to finish their public row. With simple embarrassment, he interfered: » Psst! I’m still here, you know? ‘

Dramatic: During the creation, the gold bar has to be strategically stacked on a precariously balanced platform like a four-way seesaw so that the stacks stay still

A handful of Twitter users, however, were pleased that Ramsay took on a new role One said she “lived” for him as the host of a game show

ITV’s bank balance was slowly beaten by 3.38 million viewers in its day for the final episode of The Bay, while 141 million tuned in to BBC Two for the documentary Trump Takes on the World

The show also lost half of the viewers that were tuned for The Repair Shop, which hit a solid 5.2 million when it aired on BBC One an hour earlier

BBC bosses took a huge risk for Bank Balance by broadcasting the 10-part series three nights a week in their Prime slot at 9 p.m.

The starting numbers were significantly lower than other game shows on the channel, including Michael Jackson’s The Wheel, which reached roughly five million viewers, and Danny Dyer’s The Wall, which grossed four million viewers

Scary: Get the weights wrong and the whole crowd will crash to the ground meaning it’s game over But strike the right balance – and the pair can hit the £ 100 jackpot000

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