No More Total Wipeout On Saturday Nights
The BBC is shaking up their Saturday night TV schedule. Not only have they introduced new series The Voice, but they've also decide to cancel one of their long-running Saturday night favourites, game show Total Wipeout. The show has run for six series with presenters Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram at the helm.
Total Wipeout involves 20 contestants who take on a series of tough assault course-style challenges. One of the most popular challenges is the Big Ball Run, where contestants have to jump across huge red inflatable balls without falling into the swimming pool below. A Facebook app has even been launched which imitates the game for fans to play online.
Fans of the hit game show will be able to enjoy one last series of Total Wipeout and there may be a celebrity special for Comic Relief in 2013. The cancellation comes after ratings have dropped in the past few years from 5.6 million in 2010 to less than 4 million for the latest episodes.
Endemol, the company who came up with the concept of Total Wipeout, is reportedly working on a similar new idea to replace the show, so there could be a new equally wacky game show for families to enjoy on Saturday nights very soon.
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