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Michael McIntyre's Big Show

BBC One variety show hosted by Michael McIntyre. 33 episodes (5 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Michael McIntyre and Donna Preston.

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Series 5, Episode 2

Emma Bunton hands over her phone to play Send To All, whilst nine-year-old Souparnika Nair is the youngest Unexpected Star to date.

Further details

This week, Spice Girl and presenter Emma Bunton hands over her phone to play Send To All, whilst nine-year-old Souparnika Nair is the youngest Unexpected Star to date.

Judge Rinder is the first celebrity this series to face a rude awakening in The Midnight Gameshow, and breakthrough singer-songwriter Freya Ridings will also be performing her massive hit, Castles.


"Two brothers from Coventry visit a relaxing spa" were billed as this episode's dual Unexpected Stars.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Saturday 30th November 2019
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Michael McIntyre Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Emma Bunton Guest
    Freya Ridings Guest
    Robert Rinder Guest
    Jade Jones Self
    Zoe Guilford Self
    Greg Rutherford Self
    Johnny Ball Self
    Lee Macdonald Self
    Louise Redknapp Self
    Souparnika Nair Self
    Writing team
    Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Simon Staffurth Director
    Christian Fletcher Series Producer
    Reshmi Bajnath Producer
    Sarah Mittell Producer
    Dan Baldwin Executive Producer
    Kalpna Patel-Knight Executive Producer
    Diego Rincon Executive Producer
    Claire Nash Edit Producer
    Nick Badham Line Producer
    James Pratt VT Producer
    Ben Bacon Senior Producer
    Siobhan Lyons Senior Producer
    Steve Andrews Editor
    Jamie Shemeld Editor
    Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
    Nigel Catmur Lighting Designer
    Paul Farrer Composer
    Elizabeth Honan Creative Consultant


    Emma Bunton plays Send To All

    Emma Bunton bravely hands over her mobile phone in Send To All. Michael McIntyre gets to work rifling through her personal pics and purchases, reveals her secret crush on him, and sends an embarrassing text to her contacts!

    Featuring: Michael McIntyre, Emma Bunton.


    One of the highlights of this old-fashioned variety hour is the segment where Michael lets himself into a celebrity's house by night (the front door is always conveniently open) and bursts into the bedroom to play pranks on the stunned victim.

    Michael would be well advised not to try this game if he ever takes his show to the U.S., since most American celebs sleep with a shotgun over the bedstead and a handgun under the pillow.

    Judge Rob Rinder was the guest this time and, though he was characteristically grumpy, he didn't attempt to shoot the intruder. Oddly, he appeared to have a bullet-proof glass balustrade around the bottom of his bed, so perhaps guns give him nightmares.

    The best bit of the show is still the game in which Michael borrows a celeb's phone and sends a cheeky message to all their contacts. It gets funnier every time.

    Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 2nd December 2019

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