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Challenge Anneka will not air this weekend as planned on Channel 5.

The iconic series, which was half way through it's four-part run on Channel 5 has been pulled after two episodes. This is understood to be due to low ratings, with the latest episode falling below half a million viewers.

This weekend was due to see Anneka tasked with building seven shops, a village green, beautiful landscaping and an onsite cafe for carers to sit in and relax. And if that isn't enough the team must also throw a party to celebrate its opening.

This Saturday, Channel 5 will now broadcast Royal documentaries instead. Zara & Mike: The People's Royals will air at 8:30pm, with a repeat of Fergie & Meghan: Inconvenient Royals at 9:30pm.


A Channel 5 spokesperson told The Sun: "The first episode of Challenge Anneka was enjoyed by 1.25 million / 10% viewers, but Saturday evenings are always highly competitive, especially at this time of year. The public and critical reaction to Challenge Anneka’s return has been amazing and we have decided to preserve the remaining two shows and reschedule them soon."

TV Zone reached out to Channel 5 for comment. This page will be updated with more details in due course.


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