The Finish Line start date and all about new quiz show with Roman Kemp

Brand new quiz show The Finish Line hosted by Roman Kemp comes to BBC One later this year.

The new 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 will host the series, assisted by Sarah Greene.

Roman Kemp and Sarah Greene on the set of The Finish Line

A teaser shares: “In each episode, hosted by Roman and assisted by Sarah, five contestants 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.”

The Finish Line starts on Monday, 21 August at 4:30PM on BBC One and iPlayer.

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.”

The show will air as part of BBC One’s daytime schedule with a start date to be revealed.

BBC Daytime commissioning editor Alex McLeod said: “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!”

The Finish Line comes to BBC One and iPlayer from Monday, 21 August.

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