The Wheel: Michael McIntyre ‘horrified’ as gameshow leaves contestants empty-handed

No one won a single penny on new BBC series

Ellie Harrison
Sunday 13 December 2020 13:57
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Michael McIntyre on The Wheel
Michael McIntyre on The Wheel

Michael McIntyre apologised to viewers on Saturday night (12 December) after none of the contestants on his new game show The Wheel won a single penny.  

The BBC series, which began last month, sees contestants attempt to answer general knowledge questions with the help of seven celebrities – sitting on a giant spinning wheel – who have different areas of expertise.

Despite prizes ranging from £3,000 to £10,000, no one won anything on last night’s show, which comedian and host McIntyre called a “depressing” turn of events.

He jokingly told viewers at the end of the episode: “This show is supposed to raise the mood of the nation, this is worse than Newsnight.

“This is so depressing, I would rather watch a Prime Ministerial briefing.

“We never thought nobody would win! It maybe came up in one meeting, and then we were like, Nah.’”

As This Morning’s Alison Hammond laughed inconsolably in the background, he continued: “Look at us now, a bunch of losers. I am so horrified… This has been the worst night of my life, I am never speaking to anybody here ever again. It says on the autocue, ‘Thank you to the celebrity experts,’ but I don’t think I should read that one.”

Love Island’s Maura Higgins and DJ Tony Blackburn were among the celebrities to hamper the contestants’ chances of victory.

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