ITV ‘axes’ Alan Carr show after year-long pause on filming

ITV’s Epic Gameshow has reportedly been axed, but host Alan Carr isn’t too bothered. The Saturday night show, which aired three successful seasons, was previously announced as being ‘rested’, according to ITV insiders.

However, it seems that the family-friendly game show, which debuted in 2020 and won over fans with its nostalgic nod to retro game shows, won’t be returning this year.

Reports suggest that ITV has officially decided to cancel the show. But don’t worry about Alan, 47 – a source says he won’t take it ‘too hard’ due to his many other projects.

They revealed to The Sun: “Alan won’t be taking this too hard as the three seasons Epic Gameshow ran for on ITV were well received and it’s not like he’s short of other projects.”

Alan Carr wearing a brown suit at a Mama Mia event in 2023
ITV has reportedly axed Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow after three series

The source added: “On ITV alone, he has a prime-time game show Password coming up later this year, as well as a second series of his autobiographical comedy-drama Changing Ends.” ITV declined to comment.

The source also mentioned Alan’s other successful projects, such as his show with Amanda Holden. Earlier this month, ITV confirmed that Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream won’t be returning for another season of its talent competition.

The competition saw wannabe West End performers compete for the roles of Sophie and Sky in the musical’s 25th anniversary production. After several weeks, Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley were crowned the winners.

Alan Carr hosting Epic Gameshow
The gameshow landed on ITV in 2020 – and quickly became a fan-favourite

Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream was hosted by Zoe Ball, who brought her signature charm to the series. She was accompanied by a star-studded judging panel that included the hilarious Chatty Man himself, Alan Carr.

Theatre icons Amber Riley, age 38, and Samantha Barks, 33, along with the talented singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, 39, also lent their expertise to the panel. Zoe Ball dropped hints on her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show that Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream might not be returning for a second season.

Earlier in the week, she reminisced about the show with Alan Carr, her co-star from the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, saying: “Aww d’you know what? We’re not going back to Corfu [where the show was filmed] – it’s a shame. This time last year – packing our bags to go.”

Alan Carr
Alan Carr has plenty of other projects on TV – from Changing Ends to Interior Design Masters

To which Alan Carr fondly replied: “I loved doing that show.” ITV has confirmed to the Mirror that there are no plans for a second series of the show.

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