Mark Wright's new show canned

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 June 2013
Mark Wright at the National Television Awards

Mark Wright

Mark Wright and Melanie Sykes' relationship show 'My Man Can' has been axed as it reportedly confused the pair and made them "look rubbish"

Mark Wright's relationship show 'My Man Can' has been axed.

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star and Melanie Sykes filmed the programme, which saw guys set crazy challenges, such as eating a plate of raw chillies, while their partners gambled money on how well they will do, last year but it has been axed because it made the presenting pair "look rubbish".

A source said: "Once execs saw the rushes they just winced. The format was really complicated and it flummoxed Mark and Mel.

"Quite frankly, it made them look rubbish.

"ITV bosses really like Mark and Mel so hopefully they will do something else together.

Despite producers being keen to line Mark and Mel up with a new show, he was said to be "gutted" when the programme was canned as the 'Take Me Out: The Gossip' co-host was hoping it might be his big break to crack mainstream ITV.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Mark is pretty gutted about it as he thought it went OK and he so wants to do primetime telly."

Mark will next be seen on ITV2 show 'International Party Liaison', in which he will seek out the world's craziest bashes.

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