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Mock The Week has been cancelled (Image: BBC) The beloved comedy panel present Mock The...
Mock The Week has been cancelled (Image: BBC)

The beloved comedy panel present Mock The Week has been axed after 17 years.

Presenter and comic Dara O’Briain, who fronted over 200 episodes, confirmed the information, sarcastically saying the ‘UK has lastly run out of reports’.

‘The storylines had been getting crazier and crazier – world pandemics, divorce from Europe, novelty short-term prime ministers,’ he stated. ‘It couldn’t go on.

‘And so, regretfully, we’re closing the doorways on Dara and Hugh’s Academy for Child Comedians.

‘We simply couldn’t be extra foolish than the information was already. Large because of all our company over time, so lots of whom went on to large successes of their very own, and by no means write or name. It was a pleasure!’

Mock The Week has been credited with launching various comedians into family names, together with the likes of Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, John Bishop and Rhod Gilbert.

‘The subsequent sequence of Mock The Week would be the final, we’re actually pleased with the present however after 21 sequence now we have taken the troublesome choice in an effort to create room for brand new exhibits,’ the BBC stated.

‘We want to thank Angst Productions, host Dara O’Briain, panellist Hugh Dennis and all of the visitor comedians concerned within the present throughout the 21 sequence.’

Angst Productions, the corporate behind the programme, added: ‘We’re naturally massively dissatisfied that Mock The Week is coming to an finish and hope that we will resurface someplace some day sooner or later.

‘Nevertheless, the final 17 years on BBC Two have been an absolute blast. It’s been an incredible privilege to work intently with scores of actually unimaginable performers and we’d additionally prefer to take the chance to thank the BBC and all our many followers all over the world for his or her assist over time.’

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Mock The Week’s closing episodes will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this autumn.

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