Justin Lee Collins' shows cancelled?
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 July 2010
Bosses at the Five TV network have reportedly been forced to cancel Justin Lee Collins' two shows because of flagging viewing figures
Justin Lee Collins' two Five TV shows have reportedly been cancelled.
Bosses on the network - who signed up the British funnyman in a £1 million, two-year deal - have culled his programmes 'Heads or Tails' and 'Good Times' after poor ratings.
They are now apparently searching for a new show for him to launch.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Justin is a top bloke but finding him a hit has been an upward battle for Five. 'Heads or Tails' was a reasonable format but it was a bit one dimensional and viewers didn't stick with it. 'Good Times' just never hit the mark. Let's face it, chat shows are ten a penny - you need to really stand out. It didn't play to Justin's strengths as he looked like he was constantly fretting about the next question."
'Heads or Tails' only earned less than a million viewers, while his chat show 'Good Times' gained less than 500,000 fans.
Earlier this month it was revealed they planned to send Justin to Japan to try and find him a new show.
Five controller Richard Woolfe recently said: "Justin's a fantastic people person so finding the right format where he can explore those skills is a priority."