McIntyre 'will be back on the BBC'

Despite Britain's Got Talent job

The BBC says Michael McIntyre could still return to his Comedy Roadshow, despite signing up as a Britain’s Got Talent judge.

The 34-year-old does not have an exclusive contract with either the BBC or ITV, so could resume his stand-up showcase once he finishes filming Simon Cowell’s talent show in the new year.

A corporation spokesman said it was ‘too early to say’ exactly what McIntrye would be doing with them in 2011, but added what he would ‘definitely be on the BBC next year’.

He will, in fact, be on BBC One tonight, hosting the Royal Variety Performance – the youngest person ever to have had the job. However the show hit the headlines for the wrong reasons last week, when Prince Charles’s car was attacked en route to the London Palladium show.

In an interview about Britain’s Got Talent on Radio One’s Newsbeat today, McIntyre said: ‘I love the show. To be part of it seems to be an incredibly exciting thing to do, especially in January. January’s normally quite a depressing month. It’s going to be great fun.

He joked that when Cowell told him he landed the job ‘he does it exactly like the X Factor. He says “Michael McIntyre: I don't like you – I love you.”

‘I can’t divulge exactly how it came about for fear he’ll fire me already, but suffice to say it came about and I leapt at it; I’m very pleased to be doing it.’

Published: 16 Dec 2010

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