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Mock The Week will end on BBC Two in 17 years

The current affairs comedy series Mock The Week will end on BBC Two after 17 years, the company has announced.

He is coming up with eight episodes of the popular show, which airs in the fall, which will be the final episode, marking its end after 21 series and more than 200 episodes of the show led by Irish comedian Dara O’Briain MC.

The show first aired in June 2005, and another series regular was Hugh Dennis, with other comedy stars including Chris Addison, Frankie Boyle, Rory Bremner and Russell Howard previously joined.

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Mock The Week host Dara O’Briain has hosted the show since 2005 with Hugh Dennis featurign as a series regular over the years (BBC).

Presenter O’Briain said: “That’s it, the UK is finally out of news.

“The plots are getting crazier and crazier – global pandemic, divorce from Europe, novel short-term prime ministers. It cannot continue.

“And so, unfortunately, we are closing Dara and Hugh’s Children’s Comedian Academy.

“We couldn’t be more silly than the news was.

“A big thank you to all of our guests over the years, many of whom have achieved tremendous success on their own without ever writing or calling. It was a pleasure! “

The show has been recognized as a platform for comedians with today’s famous names like Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Kevin Bridges, John Bishop and Rhod Gilbert, all of whom featured in the early stages of their rise. Karma.

The BBC said: “The next series of Mock The Week will be the last, we are really proud of the show but after 21 series we have made the difficult decision to make room for new programmes.

“We want to thank Angst Productions, host Dara O’Briain, judge Hugh Dennis and all the guest comedians who participated in the show over the course of the 21 series.”

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Mock The Week host Dara O Briain attends the British Academy Games Awards (Matt Crossick/PA)

Angst Productions, the company behind the show, said: “We are naturally extremely disappointed that Mock The Week is coming to an end and hope that we will be able to re-appear at some point in the future.

“However, the last 17 years on BBC Two have been an absolute success. It has been a great privilege to work so closely with scores of truly incredible performers and we would also like to take the opportunity to thank the BBC and all the fans around the world for their support. supported them over the years. “

The series, created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, the duo behind the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It anyway?, released in the UK before becoming a hit series in the United States.

The final episodes of Mock The Week will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this fall.

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