Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh’s travel quiz show Take Off ‘is axed by bosses after failing to win over viewers during Covid holiday restrictions’
Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh’s BBC quiz show Take Off has reportedly been axed according to The Sun.
Last summer, Take Off saw members of the public compete to win plane tickets for a dream holidays, with a different exotic destination every week.
But despite the epic prizes at stake and much-loved presenters Holly, 41, and Bradley, 61, fronting the show, it has failed to win over viewers at a time when many were unable to travel abroad due to Covid restrictions.
Bad news: Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh’s BBC quiz show Take Off has reportedly been axed according to The Sun
The show was filmed before the pandemic began and was produced by Hungry Bear Media — owned by Holly’s husband Dan Baldwin – but has now disappeared from viewers screens.
A source told The Sun: ‘Take Off was filmed before the pandemic when travel was much easier.
‘Now, it’s more difficult with so many restrictions. It didn’t land with viewers who were grounded.
‘However, Holly and Bradley loved working together and had amazing on-screen chemistry.’
Not a hit: Last summer, Take Off saw members of the public compete to win plane tickets for a dream holidays, with a different exotic destination every week
Bradley, who is best known for presenting fan’s favourite ITV quiz show The Chase, previously admitted: ‘If I am brutally honest I do not know the rules of the game.
‘I leave that to Holly —- she is the nuts and bolts of it all. Holly is brilliant at that stuff.’
Mail Online has contacted the BBC for comment.
Axed: But despite the epic prizes at stake and much-loved presenters Holly, 41, and Bradley, 61, fronting the show, it has failed to win over viewers
This Morning presenter Holly recently fronted ITV’s The Games alongside Freddie Flintoff and Alex Scott, who all appeared to enjoy themselves.
The source added: ‘Holly is enjoying trying different projects.’
However, it also wasn’t a hit as viewers at home could see spectators queuing up in their droves to leave the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre before filming ended, as stewards tried to usher them back inside until the credits rolled.
One member of the crowd revealed: ‘Quite a few people just started getting up, even though we were asked to wait until the end.
They added: ‘The show was still going on… it wasn’t just a handful, it was noticeable.’
While the opening night attracted an impressive 2.1 million television viewers, the audience subsequently dropped by about 500,000.
The 90-minute show last Monday saw 12 celebrities take part in track and field events.
The Games returned to television screens 16 years since it was axed by Channel 4 after four series.
Opinions: Holly Willoughby recently presented ITV’s ‘The Games’ TV show, which has received mixed reviews
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