#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 1°C Sunday 24 January 2021

The BBC has axed Never Mind the Buzzcocks after 18 years on TV

Some suggested it was past its prime.

never mind bbc Source: BBC Two

AFTER 28 SEASONS, the BBC has pulled the plug on its ‘irreverent pop quiz’, Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Reaction to the decision has been varied, with some fans in shock that the broadcasting giant would axe the show, and others feeling it had been below par in recent years.

The Guardian reports that the BBC2 controller, Kim Shillinglaw, made the decision not to recommission the show, which was made by Talkback.

The most recent host of the show was comedian Rhod Gilbert, but previous hosts included Simon Amstell and Mark Lamarr.

The most recent team captains were Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus.

The show first aired in 1996, going on to have 260 episodes in total.

One of its most famous moments was when Preston from the Ordinary Boys walked off the set:

Source: john bowler/YouTube

Are you sad to see Never Mind the Buzzcocks go?

Poll Results:

Yes, I liked it (1754)
It was past its prime (1432)
No, I didn't like it (410)

Read: The Irish absolutely cleaned up at tonight’s British Comedy Awards>

Read next: