Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

BBC One variety show hosted by Michael McIntyre. 27 episodes (4 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Michael McIntyre and Donna Preston.

Another series is in development.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Series 2 - Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show

Michael McIntyre's presents a festive mix of comedy, music and games.

Further details

Michael McIntyre has a treat for you this Christmas when his Big Show, filmed in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, gets festive.

There is a merry performance from Michael Ball and Alfie Boe; Aled Jones is joined by a very special guest as he plays celebrity Send to All; Unexpected Star reaches epic proportions when Michael surprises an entire choir and there are lots of yuletide games and celebrity guest appearances from Nan (Catherine Tate), Kevin the Teenager (Harry Enfield) and more. This is one Christmas extravaganza not to be missed!

Photos

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Kevin the Teenager (Harry Enfield), Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Kevin the Teenager (Harry Enfield), Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Nan (Catherine Tate). Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Nan (Catherine Tate), Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Michael Ball, Nan (Catherine Tate), Aled Jones. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

Interview with Michael McIntyre

What surprises do you have in store for the Christmas episode?

We've got lots of surprises, we have very special guest performances form Harry Enfield playing Kevin the teenager, Catherine Tate playing Nan and lots of Christmas games to reflect what people are going through at Christmas! We have got games about filling the fridge up with food and untangling Christmas tree lights, it's very silly!

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

What can you tell us about the Unexpected Star of the Christmas episode?

The Unexpected Star item is really heart-warming, exciting, sweet and very ambitious, we surprise a whole choir! They are an amazing choir of twenty-one NHS nurses from Scotland who are amazing characters and wonderful people. The audience loved the nurses singing at the end of the show, it was a magical Christmas moment.

Who is playing Send To All in the Christmas special?

Aled Jones is playing Send To All sitting next to the Snowman. At one point it snows on them as he sings "Walking in the Air". Can you get more Christmassy than that? I don't know if you can!

Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Image shows from L to R: Aled Jones, Unknown, Unknown. Copyright: Hungry McBear.

How does it feel to have a show on Christmas Eve?

I've made three shows for Christmas Day and made so many jokes to reflect what the viewers are going through at home, slumped on the sofa in a paper hat having eaten and drunk way too much. But having a show on Christmas Eve gave me so many new angles for jokes and fun. Christmas Eve is the most exciting time of the festive season for kids, and now that I'm making such a family show it's the perfect time to be on the telly.

What would you like for Christmas?

I'm grateful for anything, as long as I don't have to open it in front of the person who gave it to me, and there's a gift receipt.

What is the best Christmas present you have received?

Christmas presents are a much bigger deal when you're a kid. I don't remember anything I've got for Christmas since I was a kid, I don't think my wife remembers anything I've got her. I gave my mother a present once, she opened it, put it on the arm of the sofa, it was still there the following Christmas!

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 24th December 2016
Time
7:25pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael McIntyre Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Michael Ball Guest
Aled Jones Guest
Alfie Boe Guest
Harry Enfield Kevin the Teenager
Catherine Tate Nan
Louis Smith Guest
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Richard Soames Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Steve Andrews Editor
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
George Winfield Editor
Del Shoebridge Editor
Christian Fletcher Series Producer
Chris Howe Director
Ed Daggett Producer
Carol Baffour-Awuah Producer
Dan Baldwin Executive Producer
Claire Horton Executive Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Paul Farrer Composer

Videos

Ball and Boe sing Little Drummer Boy

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe join Michael for a rendition of Little Drummer Boy.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe.

Unexpected Stars: NHS Nurses Choir

Twenty one nurses from the The Forth Valley Nurses Choir thought they were auditioning to be part of a Christmas show...

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Gemma Arrowsmith, Richard Soames.

Send To All with Aled Jones

Michael sends an embarrassing text from Aled's phone to his contacts and the replies he gets are great!

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Aled Jones.

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