Michael McIntyre to host BBC game show The Wheel

Monday 13th July 2020, 1:06pm

  • Michael McIntyre will be the host for BBC One's new Saturday night game show The Wheel
  • The series will feature "truly amazing fun, laughter and tension for the whole family"
  • Michael McIntyre says: "I am thrilled to be hosting a show that does reinvent the wheel!"
Michael McIntyre.

Michael McIntyre is to host a new "feel-good" BBC One game show called The Wheel.

The ten hour-long episodes will be broadcast on Saturday nights.

The producers explain: "Each episode sees a mixture of great contestants, celebrity guests and laugh-out-loud moments as The Wheel brings a brand new spin to Saturday nights on BBC One."

Michael McIntyre says: "I am thrilled to be hosting a show that does reinvent the wheel! Contestants will be competing to win big money, celebrity experts will have their knowledge put the test, and I will desperately be trying to avoid too many puns. I simply can't wait to get behind the wheel, I'm dizzy with excitement!"

Kate Phillips from the BBC says: "Michael is the perfect ringmaster for this unique game that will get celebrities in a right old spin and everyone at home playing along."

The show is being made by Hungry McBear, the production company that also makes Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Dan Baldwin from the company says: "We are delighted to be teaming up with Michael and the BBC on The Wheel. Think of the most exciting funfair ride, put the world's best comedian at the centre of it and throw in a collection of brilliant celebrity experts... welcome to The Wheel. Truly amazing fun, laughter and tension for the whole family."

Broadcast dates for The Wheel will be announced in due course.


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