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Michael McIntyre talks differences in filming for Netflix and BBC

"There are restrictions on the BBC."

Michael McIntyre has opened up about his new stand-up show Showman.

The special is available on Netflix, rather than being aired on the BBC where he hosts his Saturday night primetime series Michael McIntyre's Big Show.

Speaking to Digital Spy and others, he discussed the differences saying: "The BBC is pre-watershed. I don't even know if the watershed means much anymore.

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"Is there still a watershed? I always thought they should announce the watershed with a big fat F word or something. 'It's f**king 9!' I think that's a trick missed.

"This is just a reflection of the show I've been doing for the last few years on tour and it's the things I find funny and the audience finds funny."

He added: "I never really think about what I'm saying other than just trying to be funny.

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"There are restrictions on the BBC, there are thing you can't say, you can't swear but ultimately it's just the latest batch of stuff I've been doing that people have been laughing at."

"I never try and pander," he continued. "Some people might watch it and think there are bits that aren't right coming from me, but all I can do is be myself.

"It's always been like that when I'm doing live shows, it is a bit different to doing a family show which I do for the BBC where you have to be a bit careful."

Michael McIntyre: Showman is currently available on Netflix.

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