‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ Cancelled By After 18 Years; Replaced By ‘New Entertainment Formats’
One of the most popular British comedy panel game shows based on the theme of pop music “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” or simply referred to as the “Buzzcocks” has been cancelled by the BBC. The show used to run on BBC 2 channel.
According to Daily Mirror, the show ran for over 18 years and consisted of 28 series in its runtime. The show has been cancelled to make way for new entertainment formats for TV in the future. Before cancelling special tributes were paid to host Rhod Gilbert and captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding for their stint on the show. The show that was produced by Talkback for the BBC won’t be airing any longer as confirmed by one of the spokesperson from BBC who spoke to the website about its future.
In its runtime, BBC 2’s “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” aired about 265 episodes with the first episode debuting on November 12, 1996. The same spokesperson also thanked the team at Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, Noel, Phill and all other hosts over the years for all the fun and frolic they were responsible for and the enjoyment they gave to BBC2’s audiences. During it’s time, Sean Hughes used to be the captain for the first ten series and later for series 11 through 21, Bill Bailey filled in the captain’s shoes.
On the host’s side, Mark Lamarr hosted the show for the first 17 series and later Simon Amstell hosted the show for four seasons from 19 to 22. Apart from them there also used to be guest presenters who had been on the show like Jeremy Clarkson, Jonathan Ross, Will Young, Catherine Tate and Alice Cooper. Rhod had begun to present the show just last September for the last and final season 28. All its time the show was known for its controversies and sarcastic approach.
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