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BAFTA award-winning Michael McIntyre is to host the USA version of hit Saturday night gameshow The Wheel.

The show sees three contestants hope to answer their way to a fortune, and are helped by the seven celebrities around them. Can the famous faces help one of them to win big? That all depends on the spin of The Wheel!

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, NBC revealed: "We're actually going to have Michael be our host. We're taking him over the pond. We did that because he's great, he's amazing and I don't know that there's someone who could pull off every single thing that he does as the host."

In each show, seven fantastic celebrities are strapped to the circumference of the giant wheel. Each celebrity has brought one area of expertise to the show – and it is on these areas that the contestants must answer questions.

The contestants themselves are underneath The Wheel, on another smaller wheel! This Contestant Wheel is spun, and whichever contestant is randomly selected, rises up on their chair, to take their place at the centre of The Wheel and begin the game.

The contestant at the centre of The Wheel is in control – if they can stay there until the end of the show then they could win a life-changing sum of money. However, one wrong answer or spin of The Wheel and they’ll be back down to the Contestant Wheel, and they might never return…

Meanwhile, The Wheel UK returns this Autumn on BBC One.


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