Vic Reeves And Bob Mortimer's 'Shooting Stars' Axed By BBC

'Shooting Stars' Axed In BBC Comedy Panel Show Cutdown

The BBC has "cancelled" Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's surreal panel show Shooting Stars.

The show began life as a 1993 Christmas special and then ran for five series until 1997, with comedian Mark Lamarr as one of the team captains - a position later filled by novelist Will Self.

Other regulars included "big baby" scorer George Dawes, played by Matt Lucas, and team captain "Ulrika-ka-ka-ka-ka" Jonsson.

The show was brought back for another run in 2009.

Mortimer tweeted the news, telling fans: "BBC have just cancelled shooting stars".

A BBC spokeswoman said: "In future there will be less space on BBC Two for comedy/entertainment panel shows so sadly Shooting Stars won't be returning. We'd like to thank Vic and Bob for everything they've brought to the channel over the years."


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