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Mel And Sue's Chat Show Axed, ‘Great British Bake Off' Hosts' ITV Show Dropped After Just One Series

11/08/2015 07:52 BST | Updated 11/08/2015 13:00 BST

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins might be loved by viewers of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ but outside of that famous tent, the TV duo aren’t quite as popular, it seems.

The presenting pair’s chat show, ‘Mel And Sue’ has been dropped by ITV after just one series.

The daytime show, which featured a mixture of cooking and celebrity guests, was based on ‘Light Lunch’, which helped launch the pair’s TV careers.

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Mel and Sue

But the reboot, which launched in January, only managed to attract around 750,000 viewers.

In comparison, the likes of the BBC’s ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and ‘Escape To The Country’, saw around two million viewers watching in the same time spot.

‘Bake Off’, meanwhile, pulls in more than 10 million viewers.

A source told The Sun: “ITV was really keen for the show to work but it just wasn’t to be.

“Bosses are still keen to do more with Mel and Sue in the future though.”

An ITV spokeswoman added: “Mel and Sue are great talents and we hope to work with them on other projects in the future.”

It’s not the first time Mel and Sue have faced the axe. Their comedy panel show ‘Casting Couch’ was also dropped by ITV after just one series in 1999.

Sue’s BBC 2 sitcom, ‘Heading Out, about a lesbian vet struggling to reveal her sexuality to her parents, was also axed.

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