Mel and Sue’s New Show Gets Axed After Just Two Episodes
7 February 2018, 11:24
Mel and Sue's Generation Game revival show gets cut to just two episodes.
They are the loveable pair that made the nation fall even more in love with them, following their presenting skills on The Great British Bake Off. But sadly for them, Mel and Sue don’t appear to have won over BBC bosses, as their new show has been axed after just two episodes.
The programme, which is a revival of Bruce Forsyth’s show, The Generation Game, was axed at a cost of £400,000 to the BBC.
A source told The Sun: “The BBC had announced four programmes, but when they saw what had been taped could only realistically air two.”
This isn’t the first time that the TV hosts have struggled to win over the BBC audience, as ‘Pitch Battle’ which was hosted by Mel, was axed after just one series.
In addition, Sue struggled to pull in more than a million viewers on her show ‘Insert Name Here’.
The duo were announced as the new TV hosts to take over from Bruce Forsyth’s classic Generation Game, back in July.
Basil Brush had just been confirmed to also appear in The Generation Game revival, as puppeteer Michael Winsor told The Sun he hoped it would be a great opportunity for the fox's TV comeback.
Following the axing, a spokesperson for the BBC said: “During the production process it’s not unusual for a new series to change length as the format evolves, and we’ve got a brilliant show for audiences on BBC One this Spring.”
Aww, hang in there Mel and Sue.