Michael McIntyre’s Big Show back even bigger than before

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will return to BBC One this Saturday night for a brand new series.


As always, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will be packed with superstar celebrity guests, amazing musical performances and a few extra surprises along the way.

Series 5 will come from a new home, filmed in front of a live audience from the world-famous home of British entertainment, The London Palladium in the heart of Theatreland.

The show will also see the return of series favourites such as the hilarious Send To All which will see nervous celebrities handing over their mobile phones to Michael.

More unsuspecting celebrities will be woken up in the middle of the night to play the Midnight Gameshow and there are more amazing surprises for the Unexpected Star as they will get the opportunity to perform live in front of 2,000 people on stage at the Palladium.

Michael McIntyre teased: “The Midnight Gameshow also returns this series and I wake up some very familiar faces including the whole of Westlife – one at a time I might add, not all at once. They were on tour and staying on the same floor of a hotel.

“I woke up Judge Rinder in his home from a very deep sleep and there’s a special Christmassy gameshow to come. They are all hilarious!”


And he revealed: “We also have a new feature this series called Big Show’s Big News. This is where members of the public entrust me to deliver big news they are waiting for in their lives, it could be anything from exam results to revealing the gender of a baby, planning permission, job application etc.

“The person has no idea what the news might be and for some it’s quite a tense moment.

“Another new feature is a very silly game called See It Win It where members of the audience who wear glasses have to identify prizes on the stage without their glasses on.

“The biggest surprise of the series was for a lady while she was on a cruise holiday in Portugal, I won’t spoil that, you’ll have to watch it!”

Meanwhile, Michael shared who play’s playing Send To All for 2019.

“Among the brave celebrities handing me their phones this year are Emma Bunton, Harry Redknapp, Sharon Osbourne, Ian Wright and Bear Grylls,” said Michael. “As with all our celebrities who have played Send to all in the past they are all great characters and are up for a laugh.

“The texts that have been sent are great fun and the replies back are simply brilliant!”


Also returning for 2019 is the Unexpected Star.

“In the past we’ve turned the theatre in to a hotel, a museum, a cinema, a ghost train roller coaster ride, a nightclub, we’ve even had an aeroplane fuselage on stage!” recalls Michael. “I don’t want to give too much away but this series we’ve got an Escape Room, a health and beauty spa and even a Go-Karting Track.

“All the Unexpected Stars have been incredibly shocked but have brought the house down with their amazing performances at the end of each show. I can’t wait for people to see them!”


Michael McIntyre’s Big Show airs at 8:10PM on BBC One this Saturday night.

Episodes will be available to watch online via BBC iPlayer.

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