Roman Kemp to host new BBC quiz show with Sarah Greene

The series is being filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The series is being filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Broadcaster Roman Kemp will front a new quiz show inspired by the “horse-racing fairground game” alongside TV presenter Sarah Greene which is set to air on BBC One later this year.

The 25-episode series titled The Finish Line will see five contestants “battle across a series of qualifiers and head-to-head races for the chance to win a cash prize”, the BBC said.

Currently being filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the aim of the format is to make it to the finish line ahead of your rivals in a game where “knowledge equals speed” and “the more you know the further you go”, the broadcaster added.

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Roman Kemp and Sarah Greene on set during filming of The Finish Line (William Cherry/Press Eye/PA)

Capital Breakfast presenter Kemp, 30, 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.”

Former Blue Peter presenter 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.”