BBC confirm new Saturday night line-up with three iconic shows returning

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24 Feb 2023, 12:04

Michael McIntyre, Bradley Walsh, Romesh Ranganathan

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The BBC has just confirmed the shows they’re bringing back to the Saturday night roster. 

Telly favourites Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, Blankety Blank and The Weakest Link are all returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and the BBC say the high-profile programmes will keep them the “undisputed entertainment destination for viewers across the UK in 2023.”

Michael McIntyre’s smash-hit game show The Wheel will make a comeback and promises to be “packed full of edge-of-the seat jeopardy, hilarious laughs, huge stars and Michael’s colossal spinning Wheel.”

Meanwhile Bradley Walsh is back as the host of Blankety Blank, and will guide a panel of celebrities and contestants over multiple rounds, as they compete to win a range of rather unique prizes!

The BBC said: “Viewers can prepare to meet some new celebrity faces, they can also look forward to once more hearing the signature theme tune, seeing the iconic Blankety cheque book and pen, and as always expect a lot of laughs for the whole family.”

Romesh Ranganathan is also returning to the helm of ultimate quiz show, The Weakest link. 

There will be yet another all-star line-up of celebrity contestants attempting to win up to £50,000 for charity by answering general knowledge questions before only two remain and play head to head to determine the winner.

While the BBC have confirmed the shows, they have yet to confirm when the fresh episodes will air.

Saturday night will be full of big-name stars as the BBC also confirmed Alan Carr will front new quiz show, Picture Slam

As per the official synopsis, Picture Slam will see three teams face a series of pictures and each picture is worth cash. The more they can name the more they win, but for the big money they need to name them ALL, and if they do that, they’ve got a Picture Slam!

An insider told The Sun about the move from ITV: "Getting the big-money signing is payback for Alan, who was viewed as a shoo-in as replacement for the exiting David Walliams as BGT judge.

"It was a slight to be in the running for the position for months only to be knocked out of the race at the last minute - particularly as Bruno shot to fame on a BBC show.

"Now Alan could be an even bigger star of Saturday night telly that he might have been had he got the role on the BGT panel."