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Michael McIntyre re-signs with BBC for Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre
The first series of the show attracted audiences of more than five million

BBC One show Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow will return for a second series, the corporation has confirmed.

A spokeswoman said the BBC was "absolutely delighted to continue working with Michael" and that the show had been "such a big hit for us".

She said McIntyre would not be working with any other channels and that it had "a great relationship" with him.

She would not comment on a Daily Mail report that he had signed a 12-month contract worth £500,000.

In the first series, shown last summer, Michael McIntyre, 33, visited six theatres across the UK, acting as compere to a series of comedians.

The show regularly pulled in audiences of more than five million viewers.

In November, McIntyre, who has filled venues including Wembley Arena, told the BBC News website his comedy worked better in front of bigger audiences.

"I did the driving around the country, playing small rooms and adapting to different audiences," he said.

"So, it's taken me this long to get there, but it's where I feel most comfortable in big arenas. I love running round the stage."

McIntyre's second live DVD, Hello Wembley, is the fastest selling stand-up DVD ever.



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