BBC One Daytime has commissioned brand new quiz show The Finish Line to air later this year, which will be hosted by Roman Kemp. Sarah Greene will also star as the show's assistant.
Made and filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Potato (part of ITV Studios) and Nice One Productions, this competitive 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.
Roman Kemp said: “I’m so excited to be hosting The Finish Line, coming to BBC One later this year. I’m a huge fan of quiz shows and with this being my first time hosting one, I really can’t wait to get stuck in. I love that it’s a brand-new format but based on an iconic horse-racing fairground game. The show is set to be challenging and unpredictable; we know that viewers will be hooked!”
Sarah Greene added: “This will be fantastic fun and so I am really looking forward to working with Roman on this new format. It’s all about high-energy, high-drama racing and quickfire questions, and I’ll be bringing my A-game to ensure that Roman and the contestants are kept on the straight and narrow.”
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.”
Filming has started in Northern Ireland.