Strictly legend’s ITV show axed in major new shake-up
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 29
Strictly legend Oti Mabuse’s ITV show has been axed (Picture: PA)

is undergoing another huge it seems, and this time, two major celebrity-fronted programmes are being axed.

In recent months, the broadcaster has pulled the plug on various shows including, CelebAbility and Buffering, and now, his wife weekend programme is said to be at risk.

And if that wasn’t enough, legend ’s weekend show is also being axed, with reports claiming the shows will be replaced later this Spring.

It’s been suggested ITV bosses are planning to launch three new series in their slots, according to .

judge Oti, 33, has , while former Love Island star Laura, 38, began hosting her Sunday chatshow the same month.

Around the same time, returned for a second year of her Breakfast Show on Sundays, following a successful run in 2022, with The Sun claiming the Loose Women star will return for a third series.

Oti’s Saturday morning breakfast show will be replaced this spring, according to reports (Picture: Loredana Sangiuliano / MEGA)
Laura Whitmore’s weekend show is also getting the axe, months after two of Iain Stirling’s ITV programmes did (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

A source told ‘Laura and Oti’s shows not being renewed is in no way a reflection on them – they both impressed with their hosting skills and personalities.

‘Producers are keen to keep the slots fresh and introduce a new offering to viewers this Spring.’

An ITV spokesperson added: ‘Since commissioning the weekend morning breakfast programmes, we have used these shows as an opportunity to showcase both established and up and coming presenters.’

It’s understood Katie Piper’s Breakfast Show will return for a third year (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Late last year, Oti, who , paid tribute to Steph McGovern’s axed Channel 4 lunchtime show, saying .

Expressing her gratitude for the show, she said: ‘I’ve gone on to have my own daytime show since and that’s because this show and its team nurtured and instilled something in me that can never be broken or dulled.

‘To this day Steph mentors me through my own show, the producer John is now my director on my show and the spirit of packed lunch lives on in me.’

Oti credited Steph’s Packed Lunch for ‘changing my life’ in an emotional tribute (Picture: Channel 4)

This comes after Oti’s .

It had been reported that the decision to cancel the show was due to a slump in ratings, which were said to have bottomed out at 890,000 viewers for the last episode.

Meanwhile, elsewhere at ITV, is going on hiatus as while This Morning has undergone massive changes in the last year, with for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.