Rise and Fall finale: when is last episode of Channel 4 game show on TV - who is left in the cast?

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A contestant was unexpectedly kicked off Rise and Fall last night

A contestant was kicked off without warning last night (6 April) from the Channel 4 game show Rise and Fall, after an 'altercation'. PR researcher Joas was removed from the house after it appeared he threw water at a fellow participant during a heated exchange.

The gameshow, inspired by the inequities of mediaeval feudal society, and modern capitalism, sees contestants split into two groups - Rulers and Grafters. The Rulers stay in a penthouse suite and live in luxury during the show, their only responsibility is to keep the Grafters in line and vote for fellow Rulers to be eliminated and for Grafters to rise to the level of Rulers.

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Each episode the Grafters, who live in a dingy basement, are given tasks where they have the opportunity to add money to the prize pot. In most episodes, the Rulers will choose two Grafters to rise to the Penthouse, and will also vote for a Ruler to be eliminated from the show.

In the final episode, a winner will be chosen, but only those who are Rulers by the end of the episode will be in with a shot of taking home the cash prize. The series is hosted by Radio 1’s Greg James, who gleaned advice on his role from The Traitors’ presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Rise and Fall has found its stride and the season finale is getting ever closer - this is how to watch the final episode, who has been eliminated so far, and which contestants are still in with a chance of collecting the £100,000 prize money:

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When is the Rise and Fall finale on TV?

There are 18 episodes in the first season of Rise and Fall and the show is now over halfway through - at the time of writing (7 April) the first 10 episodes of the series have aired. This is when the remaining episodes will air on Channel 4:

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  • Episode 15 - Monday 10 April, 10pm
  • Episode 16 - Tuesday 11 April, 10pm
  • Episode 17 - Wednesday 12 April, 10pm
  • Episode 18: The Final - Thursday 13 April, 10pm

All episodes of the show will be available to watch on All 4 shortly after they have first aired.

Who has been eliminated on Rise and Fall so far?

Joas was unexpectedly kicked off in last night's episode (April 6) or Rise and Fall. At the end of the programme, Eddy, from Devon, was tasked with selecting one more contestant to join him as a Ruler alongside Sophie. However, after the pair announced who they would be taking with them, an altercation broke out. Joas slammed Sophie as a 'liar' and threw a glass of water over her. Soon after, host Greg James announced: "Joas has now been removed from the basement and will not be returning to the show." Fans immediately took to Twitter to react to what happened.

Ali was the first to leave the show - he walked from the series in episode one after struggling to cope with the Grafters’ living conditions. In his first work shift he was given minor electric shocks, and he left after the shift ended. Ramona became the first Ruler to be voted out of the game when she was eliminated in episode two - however she since made a shock return so is still in the competition. Prince (Ruler) was eliminated in episode 4, Rishika (Ruler) was sent packing in episode 6, Rachel (Ruler) got the boot in episode 7, followed by Marina (Ruler) in episode 8.   

Joanna, who had spent her entire time on the show in the basement, left in episode 9 after suffering a trapped nerve in her arm. Cheryl was another Ruler to be eliminated, and was kicked out in episode 10. 

Who is left on Rise and Fall?


  • Connor

  • Jack

  • Matt

  • Moses

  • Rossi


  • Eddy

  • Isaak

  • Sophie

  • Sydney

  • Rachel

  • Ramona – (Was a Ruler eliminated in episode two but has made a return as a grafter in episode 9)

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