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16 September 2020 16:33

Michael McIntyre has admitted he has cut out jokes about coronavirus from his new Netflix stand-up show.

Michael McIntyre recorded the show in March and made jokes about handwashing. Michael McIntyre has admitted he has cut out jokes about coronavirus from his new Netflix stand-up show. The 44-year-old comedian filmed the special in March and revealed he made the decision to remove jokes about handwashing and social distancing from the routine before it air, in light of the global pandemic. McIntyre told Jessie Ware's Table Manners podcast: "'I did a joke about it [coronavirus]. "I introduced myself on stage when all the handwashing stuff was starting and I said, 'Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together and wash them for 30 seconds as we welcome Michael McIntyre.' Read more: Michael McIntyre to host brand new BBC game show The Wheel "I actually came on and said, 'This could be the last time we get together in a crowd.' View photos Michael McIntyre is known for his energetic stage presence.

Michael McIntyre removes coronavirus jokes from Netflix special

"I said it as a joke! I should never have said that." Ware asked: "Does it stay in the Netflix special?" Coronavirus: what happened today Click here to sign up to the latest news and information with our daily Catch-up newsletter McIntyre admitted: "No, I took all that stuff out. There are a few more jokes in the Netflix special which I'm hoping are still funny but it's worried me slightly. 'I have jokes about face masks, but this was at a time no one in the world except people in Asia were wearing face masks." The stand-up comedian's new show has just launched on Netflix. Read more: Michael McIntyre sports new Rolex and bodyguard after violent car heist McIntyre is also set to host a brand new prime-time game show on BBC One called The Wheel, it was recently announced.