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'Host The Week' Axed By Channel 4 After Scarlett Moffatt's Episode Fails To Pull In Viewers

'They don't all work', apparently.

27/06/2017 10:07 BST | Updated 27/06/2017 12:08 BST

Channel 4 has revealed it’s already axing its latest venture, ‘Host The Week’, after just one episode.

The topical show was first announced earlier this month, with a different guest presenter stepping in each week to appear in comedy sketches and interviews, without any script or rehearsals.

Anyone else getting flashbacks to ‘The Nightly Show’?

Well, this was definitely reflected in the ratings, with episode one - which was guest hosted by Scarlett Moffatt - pulling in just 450,000 viewers when it aired last week.

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A spokesperson said: “We’re brave enough to take risks with innovative programme ideas but also to acknowledge they don’t all work and move on.”

An insider added to The Sun: Channel 4 tried to give something new a go but it hasn’t worked on any level. It did not land with viewers and they’ve decided to not only leave the second episode, but completely pack in the show.

“It’s unfortunate for Scarlett as she ends up the only host of the show that didn’t work from the word go.”

Jack Whitehall had been originally pencilled in to front the second episode this week, though these plans have been scrapped.

However, while ‘Host The Week’ may be giving us some ‘The Nightly Show’ déjà vu, it has actually been suggested that ITV could be bringing back their ill-fated topical show for a second series later in the year.

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