Hollyoaks to be axed?!

It seems that Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks could be axed due to falling ratings and low viewing figures. And The Sun today states that when the new head of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, takes up her new role next week, she may make Hollyoaks the first of C4’s show to go.

A Channel 4 insider told the paper, “Jay wants to make her mark on the channel when she arrives and Hollyoaks is a definite target for her.

“There has been unease within Channel 4 for a while about the soap’s direction.”

The show’s bosses and its production company, Lime Pictures, have tried to breathe new life into the show with shock storylines including the return of Warren Fox and India Longford’s murder…

However it seems that these moves haven’t done enough to bring viewers back to the show.

The insider added, “Lime bosses are panicking that Jay Hunt will axe Hollyoaks as it is the biggest show they make.

“They hope that by changing producers and shaking things up it will give the show a new lease of life and prove to Jay that she should keep it.”

Yesterday, a C4 spokeswoman refused to confirm or deny that the show was facing the chop and said, “Hollyoaks remains an important part of the Channel 4 schedule.”

More Oaks news soon!

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