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02/10/2018 16:15 BST

‘Flog It!’ Axed By BBC After 16 Years In Major Shake-Up To ‘Modernise’ Daytime Schedule

The popular daytime show has clocked up over 100 episodes.

If you’re an antique-loving fan of daytime TV, you might want to look away now.

Flog It!’, the BBC’s long-running antiques-selling show has been axed.

If you’re a student or have ever pulled a sickie, you’ll be familiar with the series, which is presented by Paul Martin and sees members of the public bringing antiques to be viewed and valued by a team of experts.

First aired in 2002, the show has clocked up over 1000 episodes, but the Beeb has confirmed they’ve pulled the plug to make way for a whole load of shiny new shows.

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'Flog It!' presenter Paul Martin.

A BBC spokeswoman said in a statement: “We have announced six new commissions to modernise the BBC One Daytime schedule and to make room Flog It! will not be returning after next year.

“We’d like to thank BBC Studios and host Paul Martin, who we will be working with on other programmes.”

Pre-recorded episodes of the programme will be aired early next year before it is taken off screens for good.

Dan McGolpin, the BBC’s controller of daytime and programming confirmed six new factual and ‘fact-ent’ shows will be rolled out.

“If we’re trying to create the new generation then some of the long-running shows will have to go,” he said.

“Now and again, we reach a time to move on and modernise, bringing through some new shows.

“The ideas we have here are hugely scalable, they are modern and accessible, lots of fun and hugely relevant to people across the UK.”

The majority of BBC daytime’s new shows will focus on the home.

Nick Knowles will present ‘Home is Where the Art Is’, which will see amateur artists competing to produce a piece of art for one house, whilst ‘The Best House In Town’ will “celebrate the best of British ingenuity and creativity”, pitting homeowners in different locations against each other.