The aim of the game is simple – make it to the finish line before your rivals
PHOTO: Roman Kemp & Sarah Greene (Image: BBC/Potato, Part of ITV Studios)
Set to film in Belfast in 2024, BBC One has confirmed the return of The Finish Line for an extended series two (30×45). After a successful first series, Roman Kemp accompanied by Sarah Greene will see another set of eager contestants compete in quiz-fuelled races across a unique racetrack set.
Knowledge equals speed and the more you know, the further you go. In each episode, hosted by Roman and assisted by Sarah, 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.
If you played along last year, and want to give it a go, applications are now open to apply via the BBC Shows and Tours website (see below).
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.
The Finish Line will return to screens in 2024.