BBC One has confirmed the return of gameshow The Finish Line for an extended series two (30×45). It will film in Belfast in 2024.

Roman Kemp and Sarah Greene will see another set of contestants “compete in quiz-fuelled races across a unique racetrack set.”

In each episode, produced by Potato, in partnership with Nice One Productions, contestants will battle across a series of qualifiers and head-to-head races for the chance to win a cash prize. The aim of the game is simple – make it to the finish line before your rivals.

Roman Kemp says: “The first series was so much fun; I had such a laugh filming, and we had some great contestants. There were some shocking answers, but that’s what happens when your adrenaline is pumping and you’re under a time pressure. I’m so excited to be hosting again and returning to Northern Ireland.

“I love that it’s done so well with the audience, it’s challenging and unpredictable; we know that viewers will be hooked once again!”

Sarah Greene added: “Making the first series of The Finish Line was like being part of a big warm family, where we felt involved in a fantastic idea and format. Best of all? As soon as The Finish Line went to air, our viewers joined us in their droves.

“I know I speak for all of us on the show when I say we can’t wait to get back into the studio for more quickfire questions, nail-biting finishes and lots of laughs on Series 2 of The Finish Line!”

The Finish Line is commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak. The Commissioning Editor is Alex McLeod. The Finish Line is produced with funding from Northern Ireland Screen by Potato, in partnership with Nice One Productions. The series is executive produced by Potato’s Michael Kelpie, Adam Adler and Nice One’s Chris Jones.

Jon Creamer

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