Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns to BBC One

Making the Big Show has been the most fun I've had on TV - I couldn't be more thrilled and excited to be making a third series next yearMichael McIntyre
Date: 23.11.2016     Last updated: 23.11.2016 at 12.02
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will return to BBC One next year. The Saturday night family entertainment programme, which promises to be bigger and better than ever, has been commissioned for a third series of six episodes by the BBC.

Following the success of series one and the launch of the second series, the new run will be packed with celebrity guests, musical performances, stand-up, even more surprises and games, including celebrity Send To All and the unmissable Unexpected Star. Michael will host the six-part series which will be recorded in front of a live audience in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content; Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning; and Commissioning Editor Alan Tyler, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is produced by Hungry McBear Media. The Executive Producers are Dan Baldwin and Claire Horton.

Michael comments: “Making the Big Show has been the most fun I've had on TV. There are so many wonderful surprises and performances to come in the current series and I couldn't be more thrilled and excited to be making a third series next year.”

Alan Tyler, Commissioning Editor, adds: “Michael is a true star and in the Big Show he has brought something really special to Saturday nights on BBC One. We are delighted that the series will be returning in 2017 and cannot wait to bring our audience more big laughs, big stars and big surprises.”

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry McBear Media, says: "We are all delighted Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is coming back for its third series. It's brilliant working so closely with one of the world's best comedians. Michael is proving that he is fast becoming one of the best entertainment hosts too. Expect more surprises, huge star names and stunning music performances in series three."

Notes to Editors
Series two of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show began on Saturday night on BBC One with an average 6.2 million viewers.

Episode two of series two will air on Saturday 26 November at 8.10pm on BBC One.

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