Total Wipeout axed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 March 2012
Host Richard Hammond

Host Richard Hammond

BBC One Saturday night game show 'Total Wipeout' has been axed

'Total Wipeout' has been axed.

The BBC One Saturday night game show - which sees contestants tackle a number of wacky obstacle course challenges - will return for one more series before being taken off TV screens.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "After four very successful series of 'Total Wipeout', and one series of 'Winter Wipeout', the BBC has taken the decision that the next series will be the last."

The show - which is filmed in Argentina and hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram - often attracts more than 4.5million viewers and fans took to twitter to vent their anger about it being axed.

One wrote: "NOOOOO can't believe Total Wipeout has been axed!! what are the BBC thinking?!?!? #theyobviouslyarentthinking. (sic)"

As another added: "Total Wipeout has been axed, boo at anyone who made it happen!"

Another tweeted: "Oh no - Total Wipeout has been cancelled. A nation mourns... (sic)"

Amanda also took to her account to speak of her upset.

She wrote: "So sad but true. Total Wipeout will end after series 5 later this year. I've loved it SO much, and am SO grateful 2 have been a part of it x (sic)"

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