Michael McIntyre returned to our screens during the pandemic with his new BBC One gameshow The Wheel – a Saturday night treat which saw various celebrities assist contestants with their specialist subjects for the chance to win big money.
Perfect for the socially-distanced world we’re currently living in, the line-up of famous experts sit at different points on the wheel as it spins, with contestants hoping that the arrow will land on the most knowledgable celebrity for their chosen topic.
Series one came to an end last weekend, however Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel has been renewed for a second series following the show’s widely successful run which saw 6.3 million viewers tune into episode one.
Here’s everything we know so far about The Wheel’s return and how you can apply to be on series two.
Will there be a second series of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel?
Fans of the BBC gameshow will be pleased to hear that The Wheel is back for series two!
After taking Saturday nights by storm, the revolutionary entertainment show, Michael McIntyre’s #TheWheel, has been recommissioned for a second series for @BBCOne: https://t.co/j3kvyhCmP5 pic.twitter.com/sOWd3NsJvB
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) January 23, 2021
Addressing the news, host Michael McIntyre said in a statement that he is “thrilled” by the show’s success.
“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!”
When will The Wheel series two be on TV?
While the BBC has not yet confirmed an exact date for series two’s premiere, The Wheel will return at some point in 2021.
We do know however that there’ll be 16 episodes of the game show in series two, almost doubling the number of episodes we saw in the first series.
How do I apply for The Wheel series two?
If you fancy yourself a quiz whiz, you can sign up to compete on the next series of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel via the BBC’s Shows and Tours website.
All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have until the 24th May 2021 to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.
Which celebrity experts will be on The Wheel series two?
There’s no confirmation yet as to which celebrities we’ll see on the next series of The Wheel, but judging by series one’s line-up, we’re bound to see several star-studded wheels in season two.
The show’s debut series saw the likes of Gregg Wallace, Dermott O’Leary, Katherine Ryan, Chris Kamara, Roman Kemp, Oti Mabuse, Holly Willoughby, Joe Sugg and Stacey Dooley take a seat on the wheel to help contestants win huge jackpots.
Original posted at www.radiotimes.com