Emma Willis and Reggie Yates to host BBC TV show
Heart presenter Emma Willis and former BBC Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates are teaming up to front a new prime time Saturday night television show for the BBC.
They will host Prized Apart, BBC One’s new entertainment show which will feature ten contestants who compete in a range of ‘gruelling challenges’.
The show is filmed on location abroad and in the UK, and each week the bottom placed contestants are flown back to the UK, to a studio hanger where their partners await. The stay-at-home players must keep their loved ones in the competition by answering a set of questions in a head-to-head round against the other partners. If they succeed, their loved ones will get back on the plane to continue the game.
Emma Willis says, “Prized Apart will be nail biting, emotional and full of energy. I’ll be there with the partners in the studio as they watch their loved ones go through their hellish challenges in mystery locations abroad. It should be lots of fun to see how far the contestants will go for their loved ones. I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
Reggie Yates says, “I’m thrilled to be a part of such an exciting and fresh show in Prized Apart with Emma. I’ll be getting to know the adventurers and will be with them every step of the way as they perform the tough challenges. It’s going to be an incredible experience and I can’t wait to get started.”
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says, “Emma and Reggie are the perfect team to host our new game-changing Saturday night adventure show – they will bring heart and emotion both inside the studio and out.”
Prized Apart will air on BBC One in Spring 2015.
Emma Willis currently presenters Sunday breakfast on the Heart network with Stephen Mulhern, whilst Reggie Yates hasn’t been on BBC Radio 1 since he left the chart show in December 2012.