ITV scraps Stephen Mulhern's Go For It
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2017
ITV has decided to get rid of Stephen Mulhern's game show 'Go For It' after only one series
Stephen Mulhern's game show 'Go For It' has been scrapped after just one series.
ITV has decided against making another instalment of the programme because bosses at the broadcasting giant are keen to experiment with different formats for the coveted early-evening Saturday night slot.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Stephen did a brilliant job hosting an everyone at ITV was really pleased. The show had real warmth and was great fun.
"Stephen has lots of other ITV projects coming up."
'Go For It' - which invited members of the public to share their party tricks in a bid to earn £1,000 - was on the air between August and November last year, attracting an average TV audience of 2.7 million people.
Last year, Stephen - who also presents 'Catchphrase' and has featured on 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' - admitted to being kicked in the face when a stunt went wrong on 'Go For It'.
The 39-year-old TV presenter was left with a bruised cheek after a contestant attempted to kick a rugby ball off his head but missed and ended up hitting Stephen just below the eye instead.
He shared: "We had this girl on - she's a karate expert and she kicked 30 American footballs off 30 footballers' heads.
"I didn't believe she'd do it and made the mistake of saying to the crew that I'd let her kick a ball off my head if she did.
"When she won, I had to put a helmet on and she actually kicked my face. It really hurt. The whole right-hand side was all red, because she kicked so hard and fast."