New Quiz Show for BBC One Daytime


BBC One Daytime has commissioned the new quiz show The Finish Line, set to launch later this year.

Made and filmed in Belfast by Potato (part of ITV Studios) and Nice One Productions, the show will see contestants battle it out on an iconic racetrack set as they speed along the studio floor in a series of quick-fire, quiz races—and all that matters is they cross the finish line.

Funding is also provided by Northern Ireland Screen.

BBC Daytime’s commissioning editor, Alex McLeod, commented: “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 and 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, managing director 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, said: “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, commented: “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.”