From Hungry McBear Media and hosted by the Bafta award-winning Michael McIntyre, The Wheel has sent BBC One viewers into a spin each week. Exciting celebrity guests attempt to help contestants win big. Full of edge-of-your seat jeopardy, hilarious laughs, huge stars. The feel-good entertainment programme has put a unique spin on Saturday nights, with episode one consolidating at 6.3 million viewers (28 day figure).
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, Managing Director, Hungry McBear Media adds: “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, Acting Controller, BBC One, says: “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. We can’t wait for another series full of laughs, spins and big wins.”
Want to be a contestant?
Do you have what it takes to be a contestant on The Wheel? For information on how to apply for the next series of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/thewheel
The first series is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Due to return in 2021, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel has been commissioned by Kate Phillips, Acting Controller BBC One, and Jo Wallace, Acting Controller Entertainment Commissioning. The Executive Producers for Hungry McBear Media are Dan Baldwin and Tom Blakeson. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kalpna Patel-Knight.