Carol Vorderman's new quiz show gets the axe
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 June 2013
ITV has decided to scrap Carol Vorderman's new Saturday night quiz show 'Revolution' before it has even aired
Carol Vorderman's new quiz show has been axed.
The 'Loose Women' star was due to front a new primetime ITV show called 'Revolution', but telly bosses decided to scrap the programme before it had even aired after the pilot episode was deemed a flop.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Bosses had high hopes for 'Revolution' but despite the effort and expense it just didn't work, so it was decided not to proceed."
An ITV source confirmed: "'Revolution' was always a non-broadcast pilot and it was one we decided not to go ahead with. On the strength of the pilot we didn't feel like it was ready to go on to a series."
The show, originally scheduled to be broadcast live on Saturday evenings, would have seen brainy presenter Carol putting three teams of contestants to the test with general knowledge questions for a jackpot prize of £3million.
Viewers could also have played along at home by downloading a mobile app at the cost of £1 per episode.
However, the 52-year-old star needn't worry since she has now been offered a new contract on ITV daytime chat show, 'Loose Women'.