Holly Willoughby suffers setback as BBC show axed after not landing with fans

Holly Willoughby's BBC quiz show 'Take Off' has been axed after one series.

The show, which was co-hosted by The Chase's Bradley Walsh, saw members of the audience compete each week to win luxury holidays abroad last summer.

However, despite the incredible prizes and well-known presenters, the show failed to impress viewers as many were unable to go travelling at the time it aired due to coronavirus restrictions.

According to The Express, the show had been filmed before the pandemic but only aired on our screens in the summer of 2021.

Take Off was produced by Hungry Bear Media, which is owned by Holly Willoughby's husband Dan Baldwin.

The show, which consisted of four episodes, has now reportedly been shelved as it appeared to be 'too difficult' to get the winners of the show on holiday.

A source told The Sun that travel was much easier when the show was filmed prior to the pandemic.

They said: "Now, it’s more difficult with so many restrictions. It didn’t land with viewers who were grounded."

According to the publication, the BBC did not comment on the claims.

Despite the show being axed, the source said Holly and Bradley had great on-screen chemistry and loved working together.

Last year, Bradley admitted that he didn't know the rules of Take Off and that he leaves that to his co-host, Holly.

He said: "I leave that to Holly – she is the nuts and bolts of it all. Holly is brilliant at that stuff.”

Although she's a regular presenter on ITV shows Dancing on Ice and This Morning, Take Off wasn't the only BBC show we've seen Holly appear on recently.

The 41-year-old was been hosting Freeze The Fear With Wim Hof alongside comedian Lee Mack.

ITV viewers have taken to Twitter to comment on Take Off being "axed", with @BacktheBBC remarking: "Such a shame when such talent can no longer get any work in the industry."

Simon Hoggarth added: "Shame! I enjoyed it. Better than the recent Generation Game revival anyway! BBC never gave it a very good chance!"

Gail Rower said: "The BBC are so lame, that was a good and funny programme."

However, Jules, who was not a fan of the show when it aired, commented: "Not sure how it was ever commissioned."

Garreth Waites said: "To be fair it was awful!"

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