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Dara O’Briain has spoken out concerning the BBC’s determination to not renew Mock The Week...

Dara O’Briain has spoken out concerning the BBC’s determination to not renew Mock The Week after 17 years on the air.

The Irish comedian has fronted all 21 sequence of Mock The Week, which was revealed to be coming to an end on Tuesday afternoon.

Saying the information, the BBC mentioned that whereas they “are actually happy with the present”, that they had “taken the tough determination to be able to create room for brand new reveals”.

Talking to Newsnight on Tuesday night, Dara admitted: “It will have been good to have carried on, however in some ways when the announcement got here, when I discovered about it, it type of bought engulfed by theatres reopening after the pandemic which in some ways is extra vital to our working lives.”

He added: “However you may have a second of reflection and say ‘we had 17 years of it’ – so not a nasty innings.”

Responding to accusations the present had grow to be “too Remoanery” in recent times, Dara additionally mentioned: “You’re drawing on a pool of comedians, who usually – there are only a few Brexiteer comedians. It did have a stab, at maybe recognising that the problem was about sovereignty as a lot because it ever was about immigration.

“It was at all times a careless device, there have been seven voices talking. I at all times bristle when individuals name it satire. When there’s seven completely different individuals talking at a time, it’s very tough to have a coherent political stance.”

Dara posing with Mock The Week regular Hugh Dennis

Dara posing with Mock The Week common Hugh Dennis

“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.”

The upcoming eight instalments of Mock The Week, set to air within the autumn, would be the final, marking the tip of the favored panel present after 21 sequence and greater than 200 episodes.