BBC One Daytime has commissioned new quiz show The Finish Line to air later this year.

Made and filmed in Belfast by Potato (part of ITV Studios) and Nice One Productions, the show will see contestants battle it out on an iconic racetrack set, as they speed along the studio floor in a series of thrilling quick-fire, quiz races – and all that matters is they cross the finish line.

Filming will start later this month in Northern Ireland and applications for contestants are still open until March 10.

BBC Daytime commissioning editor Alex McLeod comments, “I am so excited that we are bringing a brand new quiz format to the schedule. This new show will be packed full of excitement, anticipation and will have audiences on the edge of their seats – and we’re chomping at the bit to announce who the hosts will be!”

Michael Kelpie, MD of Potato and Executive Producer, said: ” It’s such an exciting time for the team behind The Finish Line, and we’re very much looking forward to working closely with the BBC over the coming months as we continue to expand our slate of premium quiz show formats.”

Chris Jones, Founder of Nice One Productions commented: “We love working with BBC Daytime and this new series partnership with Michael and Adam in Potato is brilliant news for us and the growing quiz talent base in Northern Ireland.”

Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, Rob Unsworth comments, “We can’t wait for BBC Daytime viewers to start playing along with this exciting new quiz, and look forward to announcing the fantastic faces who’ll be fronting it very soon.”

The series is commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer by Alex McLeod. The Finish Line is produced by Potato (part of ITV Studios) in partnership with Nice One Productions, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. The executive producers are Michael Kelpie and Adam Adler for Potato and Chris Jones for Nice One Productions.


Jon Creamer

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