Olly Murs ‘gutted’ as his TV show is axed
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 09
Olly Murs has confirmed Starstruck has been scrapped (Picture: Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

has revealed he’s ‘gutted’ has been cancelled but that it also would struggle to come back to screens.

, the singing series was launched last year and featured.

Olly, 39, hosted the show, which was judged by Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight, Shania Twain and Jason Manford.

However, after two seasons, it was reported earlier this year that the show had been scrapped.

Now Olly has confirmed the show is done.

‘Presenting is something I have always loved doing. Starstruck was amazing but that isn’t coming back,’ he said.

He’s hosted the singing series for the past two years (Picture: ITV)

‘I am gutted it is such a great show. In this game, things change so quickly.

‘The ratings did really well but in terms of money and stuff like that, it just didn’t work,’ he added when speaking to at the National Television Awards this week.

The winners of each season walked away with a £50,000 prize as a result of their singing efforts.

Cher impersonator Rachel won the most recent season, which aired earlier this year (Picture: ITV)

Over the course of the show, impersonators took on famous faces such as Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Dolly Parton.

While that series isn’t returning, Olly said he’d love to see The X Factor, on which he got his break in 2009, come back.

‘I love any show that gives people a crack at this industry. If it wasn’t for that show I wouldn’t be here,’ he said.

‘Me and Simon are great, it’s been a long time.

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‘Whether it’s The X Factor or The Voice, there are so many voices that need to be heard. Working on The Voice for me has always been an honour.’

Earlier this year a source told The Daily Star that while there were plans to film a new series this autumn and air it in 2024, the plans were ‘scrapped’.

‘Starstruck was popular, but it wasn’t as big as shows like Britain’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer, so it was always at risk of being sidelined for something else,’ they added.

An ITV spokesperson then told Express.co.uk a third season was yet to be confirmed.

Metro.co.uk has contacted representatives for Olly Murs for comment.

Starstruck is streaming on ITVX.