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Wednesday 23 July 2014

McIntyre lands Saturday night show

Michael McIntyre is to front a new Saturday night show

Michael McIntyre has reportedly signed up to front a Noel's House Party-style BBC show in the Saturday night ratings battle with ITV.

The comedian will front a light entertainment show involving stand up, celebrity guests and challenges involving the public, says The Sun.

Apparently BBC One are hoping the new programme will stand up to the X Factor and recapture the buzz generated by Noel's House Party in the 1990s.

A source said: "The Beeb have had a nightmare finding something decent to air on Saturday nights when The Voice and Strictly Come Dancing aren't on.

"Everyone still harks back to the glory days of Noel Edmonds and wishes they could recapture some of that spirit."

Michael's last run on mainstream Saturday night TV was with rival ITV when he sat on the Britain's Got Talent judging panel for just one year in 2011.

The new show will reportedly be doing practice runs in July before filming later in the year.

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