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Michael McIntyre Quits Britain’s Got Talent for Stand-Up

20th September 2011

Comedian Michael McIntyre has reportedly quit as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent so that he can focus on his comic career.

After completing one series of the show, the stand-up comic has apparently told ITV1 that he will not be returning to the panel.

A source told The Sun: “Michael has been weighing it up for a while as he does like the show and enjoyed being on the panel.

“But his first love is comedy and he wanted to embark on a tour and concentrate on that.”

Another source told The Mirror: “Michael enjoyed doing the show but his first love is stand-up comedy and that is what he is going to concentrate on in 2012. He is going to go on a huge 100-date tour and so was waiting to hear from ITV about what dates he needed to keep clear to do BGT.”

Michael commented: “I absolutely loved being a judge but have been itching to get back on stage myself. I wish the show and production team every success.”

A statement from ITV said: “Michael was a fantastic new addition to the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel. We wish him all the very best with his tour and look forward to working with him again.”

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