Michael McIntyre’s Big Show: What you need to know as BBC hit returns including how to watch, guest line up

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is back after a three-year break courtesy of Covid - here’s everything you need to know about the return of the much loved show.
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.

Micheal McIntyre’s Big Show is back on BBC One after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. The return of the much-loved comedy show comes at a time when the nation needs a good belly laugh, as well as an escape from the doom and gloom of daily headlines.

The show features celebrity guests, musical performances, comedy sketches from McIntyre and guest comics. Regular features include ‘Unexpected Star of the Show’ and ‘Send To All’.

‘Unexpected Star of the Show’ sees members of the public surprised live on stage where they get the opportunity to show off their performing talent. Meanwhile, ‘Send to All’ involves McIntyre sending a text message to all of the celebrity guest sitting in the box’s contacts - he then reads out some of the replies.

Here’s everything you need to know about the return of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, including how to watch.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show guest line up

The first episode of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will see Joel Corry and Tom Grennan perform their smash hit Lionheart. TV legend Rylan Clark bravely hands over his phone in Send to All and an unsuspecting Antiques Roadshow fan gets the biggest surprise of their life.

Have a hankie at the ready for the big finish, with a heart-warming performance from the Unexpected Star of the Show.

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show returns on Saturday, January 14 after a three-year hiatus.

How to watch Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

The first episode of the new series of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show will air on BBC One on Saturday, January 14 from 6.50pm until 7.50pm. The show will be able to stream on BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards.