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Michael McIntyre's The Wheel returning for an extended second series

16 brand new episodes will air on BBC One later this year, following a successful first run.

After taking Saturday nights by storm, the hit game show whose debut episode has been watched by 6.3m viewers (28 day consolidated) will return soon as more celebrities attempt to help contestants win big!

In each show, seven celebrities bring one area of expertise to the show as they are strapped to the outside of a giant wheel as they hope to answer questions correctly for three contestants, each randomly selected from a Contestant Wheel underneath the main Wheel.

Experts in series one have included Alison Hammond on television, Gregg Wallace on fruita and veg, Jermaine Jenas on the Premier League, Gemma Collins on Essex, Carol Vorderman on numbers, Mel B on Spice Girls, Chris Kamara on football and even Dermot O'Leary on history!

The contestant at the centre of The Wheel is in control, but one wrong answer or one wrong spin of The Wheel and they’ll be back down to the Contestant Wheel, possibly never to return.

Round by round, they choose one category to answer a question from - land on the expert and they could win £10,000, land on one of the other experts, and they could win a minimum of £3,000. Oh and if they land on the shutdown celebrity, they're immediately off The Wheel.

Speaking about the second series, Michael McIntyre said "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!"

Managing Director for Hungry McBear Media, the production company behind the format, Dan Baldwin added "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?"

And BBC One's Acting Controller Kate Phillips, said "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."

With more edge-of-your seat jeopardy, hilarious laughs, and huge stars promised for series two, applications to take part in The Wheel are now open. For information on how to apply for the next series, click here.

Michael McIntyre's The Wheel will return later this year on BBC One


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