Michael McIntyre's Big Show

The BEST episodes of Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Michael McIntyre returns to BBC One with a brand new family entertainment series for Saturday nights. Viewers are guaranteed big laughs, big stars and big surprises.

Last Updated: 5/22/2022Network: BBC One
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Ellie Goulding, Cast of School of Rock, Olly Murs
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8.80
10 votes

#1 - Ellie Goulding, Cast of School of Rock, Olly Murs

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/19/2016

Featuring musing from Ellie Goulding and an exclusive performance from the cast office Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, 'School of Rock'. Plus, one unsuspecting member of the public will get a surprise when they become the Unexpected Star of the Show.

All Saints, Alex Jones
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8.18
11 votes

#2 - All Saints, Alex Jones

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/28/2016

In this series finale, 'One Show' host Alex Jones hands over her phone to play celebrity Send To All. An audience member is in for a huge suprise when his most prized possession goes on the trip of a lifetime! Plus, there's music from All Saints.

Bradley Walsh, Kylie Minogue, Jack Savoretti
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8.00
8 votes

#3 - Bradley Walsh, Kylie Minogue, Jack Savoretti

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/24/2018

Doctor Who star Bradley Walsh bravely hands over his phone to play Send To All. Pop sensation Kylie Minogue helps Michael surprise members of the audience before performing a beautiful ballad with Jack Savoretti. And a pilot receives an aeroplane-themed surprise to become the latest Unexpected Star of the Show.

Christmas Special - Chris Kamara, Katherine Jenkins
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8.00
9 votes

#4 - Christmas Special - Chris Kamara, Katherine Jenkins

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/25/2018

Michael McIntyre's annual festive special returns to BBC One this Christmas, stuffed with big stars, big laughs and big surprises! Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London, the show features Christmas treats and unmissable surprises including hilarious stand-up from Michael and live music from Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins. Former footballer and TV presenter Chris Kamara, better known as Kammy, plays Send to All. What responses will he get to his unusual Christmas wish list? A mum from York gets the surprise of her life when she finds out that Michael not only has been in her house, but he also knows all about her. And closing the show is a magical performance from the Unexpected Star as 22-year-old Paige from Nottingham gets to sing one of the world's best-known Christmas hits.

Danny Dyer, Gary Barlow, Clean Bandit, Russell Kane
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7.92
12 votes

#5 - Danny Dyer, Gary Barlow, Clean Bandit, Russell Kane

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/25/2017

The stand-up star hosts another evening of entertainment at London's Theatre Royal. This time, EastEnders actor Danny Dyer hands over his phone to Michael for another Celebrity Sent to All, and Gary Barlow puts in a special appearance. Comedian Russell Kane takes to the stage for a set, as does the host himself, and Grammy Award-winning electropop three-piece Clean Bandit provide the music. Plus, Michael gives another member of the public a chance to claim the spotlight in Unexpected Star of the Show.

Anton Du Beke, Cheryl, Gino D'Acampo, Dani Dyer, Samira Mighty
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7.91
11 votes

#6 - Anton Du Beke, Cheryl, Gino D'Acampo, Dani Dyer, Samira Mighty

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/15/2018

This week, Strictly's Anton Du Beke hands over his phone for Send to All, Love Islanders Dani Dyer and Samira Mighty help prank the latest Unexpected Star as the Theatre Royal is turned into a cinema. Gino D'Acampo gets a rude awakening when he becomes the first celebrity to play the Midnight Gameshow, and there's music from pop superstar Cheryl.

Katherine Jenkins, Colin Cloud, Robbie Savage
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7.89
9 votes

#7 - Katherine Jenkins, Colin Cloud, Robbie Savage

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/21/2016

Football pundit and former Welsh International star Robbie Savage hands over his phone to play celebrity Send To All, there's music from opera sensation Katherine Jenkins, and a florist will get the suprise of her life.

OneRepublic, Russell Howard, Alexander Armstrong
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7.89
9 votes

#8 - OneRepublic, Russell Howard, Alexander Armstrong

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/26/2016

This week there is comedy from funny man Russell Howard, a performance from One Republic and an audience member gets the shock of her life when she plays Soap Or Nope ahead of her 80th birthday. Furthermore, Alexander Armstrong hands over his phone to play celebrity Send To All, where Michael sends a text of his choosing to Alexander's phone contacts. Michael goes undercover to surprise this week's youngest ever Unexpected Star.

Alan Shearer, Jessie J, Stereophonics
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7.86
7 votes

#9 - Alan Shearer, Jessie J, Stereophonics

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/2/2017

The comedian's entertainment showcase continues, as he invites pop singer-songwriter Jessie J and Welsh rockers Stereophonics to join him on stage at London's Theatre Royal. Football pundit and former England player Alan Shearer shows he's a good sport by handing over his phone for Celebrity Send to All, and Michael sneaks into another house for another Midnight Gameshow. Plus, another comedy routine by the man himself, and a member of the public is given a chance to step into the spotlight in Unexpected Star of the Show.

Christmas Special - Alesha Dixon, Seal, Bill Bailey
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7.86
7 votes

#10 - Christmas Special - Alesha Dixon, Seal, Bill Bailey

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/24/2017

The comedy star brings the latest series of his entertainment showcase to a conclusion with another festive special, recorded at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End. Joining Michael to entertain the masses this evening are soul singer Seal, and comedian Bill Bailey. Alesha Dixon risks social catastrophe by handing over her phone in Celebrity Send-to-All, and Father Christmas himself receives the surprise of his life in Unexpected Star of the Show.

Michael Ball, Tinie Tempah, Peres Brothers Group, Geri Horner
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7.85
26 votes

#11 - Michael Ball, Tinie Tempah, Peres Brothers Group, Geri Horner

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/16/2016

Michael McIntyre returns to BBC One with a brand new family entertainment series for Saturday nights. Viewers are guaranteed big laughs, big stars and big surprises.

Directors: Chris Howe
Peter Andre, Cheryl, George Ezra
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7.83
6 votes

#12 - Peter Andre, Cheryl, George Ezra

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/5/2019

Michael McIntyre welcomes us into 2019 with more big laughs, big stars and big surprises as the Big Show continues on BBC One from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This week, pop star and Greatest Dancer dance captain Cheryl hands over her phone to play Send to All, singer Peter Andre gets a shock when Michael wakes him in the middle of the night as he becomes the second brave star to play The Celebrity Midnight Gameshow, and there is music from singer George Ezra. This week also sees the show's youngest Unexpected Star, 11-year-old Chloe, close the show with a show-stopping performance

Olly Murs, Rick Astley, Al Porter, Rebecca Adlington
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7.80
10 votes

#13 - Olly Murs, Rick Astley, Al Porter, Rebecca Adlington

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/10/2016

This week Rick Astley sings a classic and his new single, Olly Murs performs and two little producers take over the show much to their mum's surprise. Double gold medal Olympian Rebecca Adlington plays celebrity Send To All, where Michael sends a text to all of her phone contacts. Michael makes a trainee teacher's dreams of performing in the West End come true when she thinks she is helping at an art gallery, but ends up being the Unexpected Star of the show.

Ed Balls, Emeli Sandé, Joe Lycett
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7.80
10 votes

#14 - Ed Balls, Emeli Sandé, Joe Lycett

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/18/2017

The comedian returns with the third series of his family entertainment show, recorded in front of a live audience at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. He begins proceedings this time around with music by chart-topping Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé, and his own new stand-up routine. Former Labour Party politician Ed Balls plays Celebrity Send to All, and Michael gives one unsuspecting member of the public their 15 minutes of fame in Unexpected Star of the Show.

Bear Grylls, Liam Payne, Björn Ulvaeus
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7.80
10 votes

#15 - Bear Grylls, Liam Payne, Björn Ulvaeus

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/23/2019

Survival expert Bear Grylls bravely hands over his phone in Send To All, pop sensation Liam Payne performs his latest hit single, Stack It Up, and there is an incredible performance from the Unexpected Star of the Show.

Christmas Special - Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones
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7.78
9 votes

#16 - Christmas Special - Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/24/2016

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 surprised an entire choir and there are lots of yuletide games and celebrity guest appearances form Nan (Catherine Tate), Kevin the teenager (Harry Enfield) and more. This is one Christmas extravaganza not to be missed!

Rod Stewart, James Morrison, Romesh Ranganathan, Los Vivancos, Peter Jones
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7.77
13 votes

#17 - Rod Stewart, James Morrison, Romesh Ranganathan, Los Vivancos, Peter Jones

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/30/2016

Variety show featuring celebrity guests, music acts and performances from the world of comedy.

Josh Groban, Paloma Faith, Nile Rodgers, Chic
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7.75
8 votes

#18 - Josh Groban, Paloma Faith, Nile Rodgers, Chic

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/8/2018

US actor and singer Josh Groban hands over his phone to play Send to All and Michael heads to Newport to wake up another unsuspecting member of the public to play The Midnight Gameshow. There's live music from chart-topper Paloma Faith and funk and soul singer Nile Rodgers & Chic perform, plus another amazing performance from the first couple in the Unexpected Star.

Sarah Millican, Tom Odell, Carol Vorderman
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7.73
11 votes

#19 - Sarah Millican, Tom Odell, Carol Vorderman

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/3/2016

This week on Michael McIntyre's Big Show there is comedy from Sarah Millican, Tom Odell performs, and a member of the public is in for a shock when he keeps bumping into his hero! In addition, Carol Vorderman is in the royal box to play celebrity Send To All and allows Michael to send a text to her phone contacts. A mother of two has her moment in the spotlight when she becomes the Unexpected Star of the show, but not before taking a trip to the Unexpected Bar - where she has a surprise encounter with her idol, Westlife's Shane Filan. Expect an evening full of celebrity guests, musical performances, stand up, shocks and surprises.

Miranda Hart, Niall Horan
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7.71
7 votes

#20 - Miranda Hart, Niall Horan

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/16/2017

The comedian hosts another evening of entertainment, as Irish singer and One Direction graduate Niall Horan performs on stage. Also delighting the masses tonight is Michael's fellow funnyman Jason Manford, and actress, comedienne and accomplished prat-faller Miranda Hart risks offending her family and friends as she hands her phone over in Celebrity Send-to-All. Plus, an A&E doctor is tricked into believing the theatre is actually a grand hotel as the host stages another ambitious Unexpected Star stunt.

Snow Patrol, Alan Carr, Kerry Godliman, Oti Mabuse, Anthea Turner
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7.71
7 votes

#21 - Snow Patrol, Alan Carr, Kerry Godliman, Oti Mabuse, Anthea Turner

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/12/2019

Michael McIntyre hosts the last in the series of his Saturday night entertainment show. Filmed in front of a live audience at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the show is packed with big stars, big laughs and big surprises. There is live music from Irish rockers Snow Patrol and stand-up from Kerry Godliman, and the series wouldn't be complete without the hilarious Send to All. This week, presenter Alan Carr bravely hands his phone over to Michael as he sends a text to his contacts. Ben gets the shock of his life when he is woken up in the middle of the night to play The Midnight Gameshow and finds not only Michael but Greatest Dancer judge Oti Mabuse and TV presenter Anthea Turner in his flat. Michael makes another dream come true when Rachel from Bolton thinks she's going to the Museum of Humanity but ends up being the Unexpected Star of the show.

Years & Years, Cirque du Soleil, Rob Beckett, Bruno Tonioli
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7.67
12 votes

#22 - Years & Years, Cirque du Soleil, Rob Beckett, Bruno Tonioli

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/7/2016

The comedian hosts another evening of entertainment at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. This week, he is joined on stage by fellow stand-up Rob Beckett, and introduces an acrobatic dance performance by Romeo of the Cirque du Soleil. He also invites electro-pop trio Years and Years to play for the assembled live audience, and a handyman receives the surprise of his life when he becomes the Unexpected Star of the Show. Plus, Michael hijacks Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli's mobile phone, composing another embarrassing message to deliver to his contacts in Celebrity Send To All

Bryan Adams, Jamie Allan, Chilly and Fly, Jess Glynne, Josh Widdecombe, Ronan Keating
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7.65
20 votes

#23 - Bryan Adams, Jamie Allan, Chilly and Fly, Jess Glynne, Josh Widdecombe, Ronan Keating

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/23/2016

With music from Bryan Adams and Jess Glynne and comedy from John Widdicombe.

Emma Bunton, Judge Rinder, Freya Ridings
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7.56
9 votes

#24 - Emma Bunton, Judge Rinder, Freya Ridings

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/30/2019

Spice Girl Emma Bunton hands over her phone to play Send To All, and Judge Rinder faces a rude awakening in the Midnight Gameshow. Plus Freya Ridings performs her hit song Castles.

Holly Willoughby, Little Mix
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7.42
12 votes

#25 - Holly Willoughby, Little Mix

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/17/2018

The lively comedian hosts an evening of entertainment, recorded in front of an audience at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. The first edition features a musical performance by Little Mix, while Michael also makes unsuspecting fans' dreams come true in Unexpected Star and plays Celebrity Send to All with Holly Willoughby, hijacking the presenter's mobile phone to send an embarrassing message to all her recorded contacts