3 April 2023
Roman Kemp to front new BBC One Daytime quiz show The Finish Line

Currently filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland, contestants compete in quiz-fuelled races across a unique racetrack set. Knowledge equals speed in this exciting, fresh format from Potato. The more you know, the further you go.

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.

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 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. This 25-episode series is commissioned for BBC One Daytime and BBC iPlayer by Commissioning Editor, Alex McLeod.