Michael McIntyre's The Wheel to return for Series 2

Sunday 24th January 2021, 11:42am

  • Michael McIntyre's TV game show The Wheel is to return for a sixteen-part second series
  • The first series has been a hit for BBC One, with over 6 million viewers tuning in to see the comedian
  • McIntyre says: "I am thrilled by the success of The Wheel. The series was so much fun to host"
Michael McIntyre.

Michael McIntyre's new TV game show is to return for a second series.

BBC One has ordered 16 more hour-long episodes of The Wheel, following the success of the first series, which has aired on BBC One across nine Saturday nights.

The BBC confirms: "After taking Saturday nights by storm, the revolutionary entertainment show, Michael McIntyre's The Wheel, has been recommissioned for a second series.

"Hosted by the Bafta award-winning Michael McIntyre, The Wheel has sent BBC One viewers into a spin as each week, exciting celebrity guests attempt to help contestants win big. Full of edge-of-your seat jeopardy, hilarious laughs, huge stars and a colossal spinning wheel, the feel-good entertainment programme has put a unique spin on Saturday nights, with Episode 1 consolidating at 6.3 million viewers (28 day figure)."

On returning for a second series, Michael McIntyre says: "I am thrilled by the success of The Wheel. The series was so much fun to host and I love how the gameplay in every show was so different but always entertaining and suspenseful. And having socially distanced strangers sing 'The Wheel' to me on my daily walk has been the unexpected pleasure of lockdown!"

Dan Baldwin from producers Hungry McBear comments: "We are delighted to get a second series of The Wheel commissioned. It is a brilliant hybrid of an entertainment show and quiz, one minute you're belly laughing, then you're singing the theme tune, and then your whole family is screaming 'Donegal! the answer is Donegal!' Is there a better way to spend a Saturday night?"

Kate Phillips from BBC One adds: "The Wheel has quickly made its mark on Saturday nights with the absolutely brilliant Michael McIntyre at the helm. It's been fantastic to see the show become a Saturday night favourite on BBC One and we can't wait for another series full of laughs, spins and big wins."

The Wheel was invented by McIntyre as a show to fill the gap whilst coronavirus restrictions make it impossible to film his theatre-based comedy format Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

Series 2 is due to be filmed later this year, and an application form is available for those wishing to become a contestant.

The first series is available to re-watch on BBC iPlayer

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