BBC primetime entertainment show, Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, has been recommissioned for a second series (16 x 60’).

From Hungry McBear Media and hosted by the BAFTA award winning Michael McIntyre, The Wheel’s first series is currently on air with episode one consolidating at 6.3 million viewers (28 day figure).

On returning for a 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!”

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director Hungry McBear Media 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?”

Kate Phillips, Acting Controller BBC One 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.”

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.

Jon Creamer

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