Comedian Michael McIntyre will host his own chat show on BBC One this spring.
The award-winning comedian will host The Michael McIntyre Show which will feature three celebrity guests each week. The series, produced by Open Mike Productions, will last for six episodes, running for 45 minutes each. McIntyre, 37, has previously fronted Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow which featured him introducing stand-up comedians around the country.
McIntyre has said that the BBC has made his dream a reality for commissioning the chat show. He said: “From my very first conversation I remember thinking, ‘This should be televised!’ Well now the British Broadcasting Corporation has made my dream a reality. I am overwhelmingly excited about meeting and having fun with my favourite celebrated people on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show.”
No stranger to television, McIntyre has had his tour broadcast on TV and also appeared in 2011 as a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said: “Michael McIntyre is one of the country’s leading comedians and I’m thrilled he will be bringing his own unique flavour to a brand new chat show for BBC One.”