Enjoyed it, but the format was a tad too complicated, lots of details I missed as it went on, although now I've seen the game once it makes sense now. The twist at the end was good, if a little Chase-like
Great set, and I was playing spot the camera a lot of the time, they were very cleverly done even though some of the shots shown when the wheel was turning were obviously cutaways. Worked out the edits on the contestant selection too, they obviously weren't under the stage
I liked it but it needs to be tighter. The final round should be that the celebrity is selected at random as well as the question then it create more jeopardy although I think Joey was very lucky the contestant knew the answer.
I actually really enjoyed The Wheel. It was fun, pleasant to watch and made a refreshing change from the seriousness of modern quizzes, and wasn't cruel and twisted like the dreadful "Drop 'em" The Wall.
Michael McIntyre said in an interview that the show was superbly apt for social distancing rules. He said the idea had been planned for a long time, however when the social distancing rules came into operation, it hardly affected production of the show, which was made in 2020 under Covid safe regulations.
Bovingdon is turning out to be a really good space for TV shows, I'm surprised it's not used more often.
Is it a bit of a problem getting audiences to the studio? When audiences were allowed of course, was it hard to get people to the studio?
They don't seem to have issues with Dancing on Ice or The Masked Singer audience wise though it is a bit of a trek compared to Elstree.
Yes, that was one of the benefits both BBC Television Centre and The London Studios had, more so The London Studios, close for audiences. I remember Graham Norton in an interview way back when he took over the Friday slot from Jonathan Ross saying he loved The London Studios, as it was perfect for the celebrities and audiences both to get there.