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

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

BBC One variety show hosted by Michael McIntyre. 29 episodes (5 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Michael McIntyre and Donna Preston.

Another series is in development.
Series 4, Christmas Special is repeated on Comedy Central on Monday 7th December at 9pm.

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Series 3 - Michael McIntyre's Big Christmas Show

Michael McIntyre's annual festive special returns to BBC One this Christmas, stuffed with big stars, big laughs and big surprises!

Further details

Michael McIntyre's annual festive special returns to BBC One this Christmas, stuffed with big stars, big laughs and big surprises!

Recorded at a packed Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in London's West End, Michael McIntyre's Big Show is overflowing with performances from soul sensation Seal and comedy virtuoso Bill Bailey, as well as unmissable new stand-up material from Michael himself.

Plus a very special guest will be bravely handing over their phone in Celebrity Send To All and Father Christmas gets the surprise of his life before delivering a spine-tingling finale as the Unexpected Star.

Broadcast details

Sunday 24th December 2017
65 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Michael McIntyre Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alesha Dixon Guest
Azuka Ononye Guest
Seal Samuel (as Seal) Guest
Bill Bailey Guest
Colin Jackson Self
John McGill Self
Ainsley Harriott Self
Writing team
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Chris Howe Director
Christian Fletcher Series Producer
Ed Daggett Producer
Sarah Pack Producer
Dan Baldwin Executive Producer
Rachel Ashdown Executive Producer
Claire Horton Executive Producer


Midnight Christmas Carollers

Four carollers join Michael McIntyre in the Midnight Gameshow.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre.

Unexpected Star: John

A fake world record attempt sees Father Christmas becoming the Unexpected Star of the Big Christmas Show.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Colin Jackson, John McGill.

Backstage Interview with Unexpected Star John

After sliding down a chimney and onto the Big Show stage, John delivered a spine-tingling performance as the Christmas Unexpected Star.

Featuring: John McGill.

Send To All with Alesha Dixon

Britain's Got Talent star Alesha Dixon hands over her phone to Michael who sends a funny, festive text to her contacts.

Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Alesha Dixon.


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