Michael McIntyre to host biggest ever run of The Big Show this autumn

Michael McIntyre is returning with a new, even bigger version of The Big Show this year.


The series will be back for eight shows in its longest ever run.

The popular Saturday night entertainment show will be back with more superstar celebrity guests, more music and even more laughs. Plus there are more chances for the audience to get involved than ever before as the hunt is on for members of the public to nominate their loved ones to be the Unexpected Star or play the Midnight Gameshow.

Michael will host the eight-part series which will be recorded in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Michael McIntyre said: “I’m thrilled at the continued success of the Big Show. Every series gets bigger and better and series four will be our most ambitious yet. There will be new audience surprises as well as returning favourites such as Send to All, the Midnight Gameshow and some extraordinary stunts for the Unexpected Star of the Show. I can’t wait!”

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, commented: “Michael’s Big Show is always a big treat on BBC One and this one promises to be bigger and better than ever. I’m looking forward to more brilliant stand up and stand out games. ”

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry McBear Media added: “We are delighted Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is coming back for an extended run. Which means more Midnight Gameshows, more Send To All’s and more Unexpected Stars! Plus we have some exceptional new ideas to throw into the mix. Plus Michael has been touring non-stop on his world tour and is on the best form of his life – which is going to lead to an outstanding series for BBC One.”

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show airs on BBC One later this year.


Series three was the most successful series to date with the show attracting an average of 6.9 million viewers.

Viewers can be part of the show, if you know anyone who is an amazing singer or musician who could be the next Unexpected Star of the show or would you like your partner to be woken up in the middle of the night by Michael to play the Midnight Gameshow? Contact for more information.

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