Award-winning Channel 4 show to end after four years leaving fans devastated
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 05:46AM
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan won’t see another season (Picture: Channel Four)

Popular comedy The Lateish Show with is set to end after gracing screens for four years, leaving fans wanting more.

Mo, 35, shared the news on Instagram that he would be wrapping up with a final episode on December 20 after launching the talk show in 2019.

In the style of other iconic chat shows, The Lateish Show , comedy sketches, and a live band as it aired on Wednesdays at 10pm on Channel 4.

The show won two during its run, which the mentioned as he shared the news with fans on Instagram.

He wrote: ‘So, big news to share… After four incredible years, The Christmas episode of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan which, transmits at 10pm on Wednesday 20th December will be my last.

‘I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of this show. It genuinely changed my life and has . It’s won numerous awards and achieved even more nominations, but it’s the army of people behind the scenes that made it happen who are so important. There are so many moments that I’ll always look back on with so much happiness.

Mo’s talk show has been running since 2019 (Picture: Dean Chapple/Shutterstock for Channel Four)
It’s seen some famous faces grace the stage (Picture: Dean Chapple/Shutterstock for Channel Four)

‘From that very first moment at Channel 4 where they took a chance on an ambitious young black creative who just couldn’t find a way into the industry. To endless creative meetings with all the team at Expectation who all worked so hard to try and make something with scale, joy and game changing ideas at its heart. ‘

He thanked the production team, the crew and staff at the studios, and of course the many ‘epic guests’.

The Lateish Show had the likes of Craig David, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Lily Allen, Katherine Ryan, and Joe Lycett all sit down for interviews over the years.

‘It’s been a huge privilege to bring people into my world every Friday night and just have fun,’ Mo added.

The Lateish Show proved popular with audiences who were gutted at it ending(Picture: Dean Chapple/Shutterstock for Channel Four)
Mo Gilligan promises he has big plans for next year (Picture: Channel Four)

Fans are absolutely gutted to lose the popular late-night show, taking to the comments to lament the announcement.

‘Nooooo bring it back @channel4 we need another series please  P.S well done @mothecomedian,’ wrote fan Gabs.

Annalisa Dawn, upset by Radio DJ Clara Amfo’s announcement, added: ‘You and @claraamfo are killing me today.’

A third fan, Troy Harrison, shared: ‘I’m gonna miss Nursery Grimes.’

Blog I Talk Telly commented: ‘Gutted! But look at what you achieved. Can’t wait to see what’s next for you.’

Mo shared that next year is set to be a ‘busy one’ for him but that he is ‘beyond thankful’ for the opportunity and everything the show achieved.

He continued: ‘I promise to keep pushing for more of those opportunities for the next generation of young creatives… … And to that next young Mo, who is just trying to catch a break…To them I say, keep going.

‘Don’t give up. Everything is possible… The Lateish Show proves it ‘

The final episode of The Lateish Show airs Wednesday, December 20, at 10pm on Channel 4.