Amanda Holden's Big Top axed by BBC

A while back, Amanda Holden showed uncharacteristic foresight by predicting that her sitcom, Big Top would get battered by critics.

She said: “They’ll slate it. They’ll slate me. They’ll say, ‘Why is she a talent judge? – She’s in this show and she’s not talented in it’. But it’s fine.”

Then, she mystifyingly called it a “credit crunch comedy”. What? Something made with no money? Something that’s supposed to talk us down off the ledge?

It doesn’t really matter now because Auntie has stuck the boot in and killed the show.

Of course, this is according to tabloid reports (we, as humans, only choose to believe the stories that coincide with our way of thinking from red tops, thus showing us all up to be an inherently flawed species).

Following a bout of poor ratings, it has been announced that the series, which also stars John Thomson and Tony Robinson, will not be returning for a second run.

The Sun also claims that the Britain’s Got Talent judge’s ITV1 show Fantasy Lives may be pulled after it failed to perform well in the ratings.

An insider claims that “Amanda had high hopes that the other two shows could become long-running series.” ITV is yet to make an announcement over the future of terrible and pointless Fantasy Lives, which saw Holden living out her dreams at the expense of… well… people like us who can’t afford to piss off to LA and jape around with stunt-types.

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