McIntyre pilots BBC variety show

McIntyre pilots BBC variety show

A 21st Century Noel's House Party

Michael McIntyre is developing a Saturday-night entertainment show for BBC One.

The comic is road-testing a format that involves stand-up, celebrity guests, video sketches and studio games.

It is said that the show hopes to ‘recapture the heyday of Noel’s House Party’ – which won audiences of up to 15million at its Nineties peak, despite being considered cheesy.

McIntyre is hosting early run-throughs of the show in London’s intimate RADA Studios next month to test out ideas.

His last Comedy Roadshow aired on BBC One on Christmas Day 2011, after which he joined the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel on ITV for one series.

Posted: 23 Jun 2013

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