Producers turned rejected Josie Gibson’s first request for a specialised subject on The Wheel.
The game show, presented by Michael McIntyre, debuted in 2020 during the pandemic, with seven celebrities tasked with assisting participants in answering a series of questions while they all sit on a wheel that revolves around to match them up at random.
To far, there have been 38 episodes, with Josie, 38, appearing twice, the most recently last season.
While she did have some trouble at times assisting individuals in locking in right responses, Josie has since revealed that her subject of 90s TV was not what she had originally chosen.
Michael appeared on Friday’s episode of This Morning to discuss the upcoming season, which premieres this weekend.
Michael then shifted his focus to Josie, giving some behind-the-scenes secrets, including the fact that Dermot O’Leary was the most successful celebrity expert to have been on the show to date based on the number of questions he answered correct.
While the couple and This Morning presenters Dermot and Alison Hammond were discussing what themes celebrities had chosen, Josie revealed that her option had been rejected.
‘I ended up doing 90s TV.’
Michael then said that he was picked as Joel Dommett’s subject in a previous season, but quipped that the questions were too easy after the TV host was asked simple things such as his middle name.
He did, however, admit it was ‘an honour’ when Joel informed him he was a ‘big admirer’ at the time.
Teasing some details of the upcoming season, Michael also shared that this time around fans would witness ‘a wheel of the stupidest experts we’ve ever had’.
‘Watch out for this one because none of them got a single question right,’ he laughed.
‘You know the format is when you get a question wrong you get shut down for the next bit…it happens every single time.’
Michael claimed that the concept for the programme occurred to him when he was taking a bath back in 2020.
‘I was thinking for a while about the evolution of entertainment television. There’s been so many talent shows. I just thought there hasn’t been any brand new formats for game shows and quiz shows, he said.
‘They’re so well loved and they always do so well when people revive old formats.’
He added the idea was sparked ‘literally within moments’.
The Wheel is streaming on BBC iPlayer.
This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV1.
Source My Celebrity Life.