A new primetime BBC One show will see couples competing against each other in a series of driving challenges.
The Getaway Car will be presented by Dermot O’Leary, his first big series since leaving The X Factor, and will feature The Stig, of Top Gear fame. Contestants will take part in a challenge against him at the end of the show.
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. I had a whale of a time doing the pilot and now can’t wait to make the series.
The show will feature a range of couples – grandparents and grandchildren, best friends, brothers and sisters, married couples, testing the “limits of their relationships behind the wheel of a car”.
Filming has yet to begin, but it will be a 12 part series, airing in 2016. Can’t wait!