Dermot O'Leary to host new BBC show

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary

Dermot O'Leary will present new BBC show 'The Getaway Car' with The Stig from 'Top Gear', his first role since leaving 'The X Factor'.

Dermot O'Leary will host a new BBC TV show with The Stig.

The former 'X Factor' presenter has joined forces with 'Top Gear's stunt driver for 'The Getaway Car', a Saturday night programme which will see families compete against each other in driving challenges.

Dermot said: "This is a show that's really about relationships. We all think we are great drivers, but what tickled me most is seeing how people, who obviously love each other very much, speak to each other when they are behind the wheel of a car. It brings out the worst in all of us... but in a fun way. It's a warm show that will stretch a family's patience with those they love most in the world."

So far only the pilot has been filmed, with the full 12-part series set to air next year.

Dermot said: "I had a whale of a time doing the pilot and now can't wait to make the series."

The show is open to a wide range of people including couples, grandparents and grandchildren, siblings or best friends who work together. After they compete against each other, the winner will go up against The Stig.

BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore, said: "'The Getaway Car' is a really fun, new adrenaline charged entertainment show for BBC One. It's very exciting to welcome both Dermot O'Leary and The Stig to Saturday nights on BBC One."

'The Getaway Car' will be Dermot's first presenting role since he was replaced on 'The X Factor' by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs this year.


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