TAKE OFF WITH BRADLEY & HOLLY 'AXED BY BBC AFTER ONE SERIES'

Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby's Saturday night gameshow has reportedly been shelved by the BBC - with no plans for a second run.



The series, produced by Hungry Bear, began with a one-off Christmas special in 2019. A full series was then commissioned and recorded in early 2020 before the Pandemic. After recording, the series was shelved for a year and aired in Summer 2021.



Each week, some lucky studio audience members see their names appear on the Take Off departure board. Competing in a variety of entertaining games, they have the opportunity to win seats on a plane for an unforgettable global getaway.


The show featured fun challenges, incredible surprises, inspirational stories, celebrity appearances and much more.



New reports from The Sun suggest the BBC have decided not to continue with the series. A source told The Sun: "Take Off was filmed before the pandemic when travel was much easier...


"Now, it’s more difficult with so many restrictions. It didn’t land with viewers who were grounded. However, Holly and Bradley loved working together and had amazing on-screen chemistry."



Speaking about the first series, Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby said: “We’re really excited to be working together again on Take Off. We had so much fun last time and can’t wait to give more families the chance to win an amazing holiday.”


The BBC declined to comment on The Sun's report.



The previous series of Take Off with Bradley & Holly is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.