Andy Murray


Andy’s Midnight Gameshow for Sport Relief

Andy’s Midnight Gameshow for Sport Relief

In what must’ve been his worst nightmare, Andy Murray has received a rude awakening for Sport Relief 2018.

As the twice Wimbledon tennis champion slept soundly, Andy was woken by comedian and presenter Michael McIntyre to take part in Michael’s much-loved Midnight Gameshow for a sketch that will air on the night of Sport Relief 2018 (BBC One, March 23, 7pm).

Months in the planning and with the help of Andy’s team and family, Michael surprised the unsuspecting suspect as he was training and staying at St George’s Park, as he continues his comeback from injury.

Michael crept into the room with a camera crew and once inside abruptly woken Andy who was given the shock of his life.

The pair then went onto play Michael’s Midnight Gameshow, a feature from his award winning BBC One programme, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. As is tradition, this special edition for Sport Relief sees a number of famous faces challenging Andy to answer quiz questions in the now not-so-privacy of his bedroom.

Andy said: “When I went to sleep, Michael McIntyre was the last person I expected to see at the foot of my bed in the middle of the night! Once I got over the initial shock and managed to wake up, I had fun and it is great that it will help to raise money for such a good cause.”

Michael said: “The minute the idea was mentioned I knew we had to make this happen. Probably the most challenging Midnight Gameshow we’ve done yet but it was so worth it. Thankfully Andy saw the funny side and he was a great sport throughout. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Sport Relief 2018 will be bigger than ever before with a whole week of activity planned culminating in a night of unmissable TV, live from Salford on March 23.

Presented by Freddie Flintoff, Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuiness, Ore Oduba and Claudia Winkleman, the fun and mayhem begins at 7pm on BBC One. Find out more about what’s planned on the night here:

Throughout the evening, there will be a look into how money raised through Sport Relief can help vulnerable people in the UK and across the world live happier, healthier, safer lives, through several appeal films with a special focus this year on maternal health, malaria and mental health.