'Two Pints of Lager is cancelled

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 July 2011
Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

BBC 3 show 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' has been dropped by the channel after 10 years

'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' has been cancelled.

The BBC 3 sitcom - which helped to launch the career of Sheridan Smith - has been axed by bosses at the channel after a decade on air to give new writers a chance to pitch ideas, despite speculation a final series would be commissioned.

BBC 3's Zai Bennett said: "BBC3 is all about giving new writers a chance to break into TV - it's what we did with creator Susan Nickson and many of the other writers on the show.

"It's now time to give that chance to others.

"I want to thank the production team for creating a warm, cheeky and popular comedy."

Speaking about the show's decade long run, Susan joked: "I've had a fantastic time for the last 50 years but wholeheartedly believe it's right for us all to move on.

"The crew, fans, actors and writers have become like family over the life of the show - in that I see them once a year and ask them for money.

"I'm thankful we brought such happiness to a lot of people and a lot of enjoyable rage to many others."

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