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Breaking: Series 16 scrapped

XQ
XQD (previously LCL92) London London
Hearing from some industry colleagues that the series currently in pre-production has been put on hiatus (and pretty much cancelled), with the production team being made redundant.

More to follow.
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KE
kernow
That sounds highly unlikely, as a new contract was signed at the end of last year for it to run until at least 2022.
JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
That sounds highly unlikely, as a new contract was signed at the end of last year for it to run until at least 2022.

You should probably look at XQD's posting history before jumping to such conclusions...
XQ
XQD (previously LCL92) London London
I am not one for sensationalist posts, but I feel like I have a good track record for accurate/useful information.

Like I say, all I am hearing going around tele circles (including a few friends who work at Thames). I’m sure something official will come out soon...
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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I wonder, could an autumn series of Saturday Night Takeaway fill the gap left in the schedule - although thinking about it there may be an overlap with production of I'm A Celebrity.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Hmm. Other than ITV not wanting the show anymore, I wonder what other possible (unknown to us) behind the scenes reasons there could be for pulling it.
DB
dbl London London
If true, then I wouldn't be surprised at all. Obviously sad for the production teams/crews affected, but the show has been going down the absolute swanny for donkey's years now.
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Unless they are doing something like America's Got Talent: The Champions and bringing back old contestants. That could lead to redundancies are there would be less of a need for researchers etc.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
We do know that Simon was thinking of bringing back Battle of the Stars recently. Maybe they've decided on a Celebrity series.

There's absolutely no whisper of the lay off of staff on Social Media which I'm very sure there would be hints to so I'm taking this all very much with a pinch of salt.
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AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If it’s true I’m sure a tabloid will pick up the story in a few minutes, they love nothing more than a X Factor or Simon Cowell story.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
This would make sense - the recent reports of it being renewed for another three years seemed to be based on Simon wishing for that to be the case rather than it actually being the case. I don't think ITV ever confirmed it.

Been watching America's Got Talent: The Champions (watching last weeks now with 3 BGT winners) and it would be the perfect sweetener from ITV to commission a Britain's Got Talent equivalent, probably to run over the October half term.

ITV haven't really got the space to find something new whilst The X Factor is in the schedules - there best chance is probably replacing it. Wouldn't be surprised if The Masked Singer ended up airing this autumn in it's Saturday slot.
Last edited by Brekkie on 12 February 2019 7:57pm
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
dbl posted:
If true, then I wouldn't be surprised at all. Obviously sad for the production teams/crews affected, but the show has been going down the absolute swanny for donkey's years now.


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