Tickets for Michael McIntyre's short notice appearance in Southampton have sold out in a matter of hours. 

The celebrated comic and TV personality announced that he would bring his brand new show Magnificent to Mayflower Theatre on Monday March 4, just a few days ago, on Wednesday February 21, as revealed by the Daily Echo. 

Tickets went on sale at 10am the following day and were gone in just over three hours, despite technical difficulties as thousands of fans queued to access the sale on the Mayflower website. 

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Much has happened in the five years since his last tour and Michael will be making mirth from the madness of it all.

Michael McIntyre is the host of two of the BBC's most successful entertainment shows, the BAFTA-winning Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and The Wheel, which he devised and also hosts for NBC in America.

His previous tours have sold over four million tickets and broken box-office records around the world.