Michael McIntyre to host new BBC game show | The Wheel coming to Saturday night telly © Hungry McBear / BBC

Michael McIntyre to host new BBC game show

The Wheel coming to Saturday night telly

Michael McIntyre is to host new BBC One game show called The Wheel.

The hour-long show will go out on Saturday nights, with the Corporation ordering ten episodes from programme-makers Hungry McBear Media.

Details of the format are scant, but McIntyre said: ‘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.’

And executive producer Dan Baldwin, who also worked on  Michael McIntyre's Big Show, added: ‘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.’

An air date has not yet been announced

The Wheel  production credits

Produced by: Hungry McBear  Media
Commissioned by: Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, and Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning
Executive producers: Dan Baldwin and Tom Blakeson
Commissioning editor: Kalpna Patel-Knight

Published: 13 Jul 2020

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