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Dystopian sci-fi drama Survivors has been axed by BBC One following two seasons.

The show, described as being loosely based on the Terry Nation novel and not the original 1970’s series of the same name, has been ended following dwindling audience numbers.

Survivors followed a small group of people who survived a vicious outbreak of some unknown strain of influenza which wiped out most of the human race. The first season ran in the UK in late 2008 and the second finished screening in February of this year.

A BBC spokeswoman said: “The BBC is committed to making a broad range of varied and ambitious drama, but in order to achieve this we do have to move on from some pieces in order to allow new work to come through. After two series Survivors will not be returning.”

The series was also shown internationally in the likes of South Africa, America and Australia.

Peter Andre has landed himself a $1m gig as a chat show host on UK’s Channel 4.

The Aussie-born pop star has signed on as host of a new hour-long show which will see him grill celebrity guests on anything he sees fit.

37-year-old Andre, a reality regular after featuring on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here and Katie And Peter with his now ex-wife model Katie Price, will also appear on a new reality series called Peter Andre: Going It Alone.

“He’s a natural and is delighted that Channel 4 will give him free licence to grill his guests in an irreverent way,” a source told The Daily Mirror newspaper in the UK.

“It will be a late-night format aimed at the 16 to 30s. So he won’t have to mind his Ps and Qs and can have some fun in a series that’s due to air in the late (Northern Hemisphere) summer.”

 

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