It's a shame but clearly Avalon wanted more money and/or exposure for the programme. I'm sure it'll do well on Channel 4 but makes them seem more of the channel that takes existing hits than originates them.
True but they've also similarly been a victim with the likes of Black Mirror. Better to be stealing shows than having them stolen.
Whilst it continues to be a good production with great tasks I personally don’t have the urge to watch the series as it airs compared to previous series. I think it has been the overkill of too many series in such a short time period.
I struggled less with them upping it to 10 episodes a series than when it was increased from 5 to 8. They have arguably used up most of the big names they could too, though it's great having a format which mixed comedy veterans with newbies. I just hope they stick to primarily people from the world of comedy rather than opening it up to general celebrities.
This report seems to suggest next weeks final will be the last on Dave so I guess the Stool Pigeon report of the logical second Champions of Champions this Christmas wasn't true. Unlikely I'd have thought C4 would start with that, though I guess they might do an All Stars series to reuse some of the people they'd likely choose if they hadn't already done it.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.