BBC axes Never Mind The Buzzcocks after almost 20 years on the air
Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been cancelled after almost 20 years on the air.
The comedy panel show, which has run for a mammoth 28 series, will not return for a new run this autumn, the BBC has confirmed.
The show, which has been hosted by Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell and most recently, Rhod Gilbert, has been axed to "create space for new entertainment formats".
Speaking about the cancellation, a BBC spokesperson said: "After 28 series we’ve decided not to bring Never Mind the Buzzcocks back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future. We’d like to thank the team at Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, all the brilliant hosts over the years and of course Noel and Phill for the years of enjoyment they’ve given BBC2 viewers.”
The show first aired on BBC2 in 1996 and almost 270 episodes have been broadcast in its history. The likes of Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey and Noel Fielding have all acted as team captains during the show's lifetime.