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|Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:50 pm Post subject: E4 drops Dirty Digest
|Comedy talk show axed mid-series
|E4 has unexpectedly axed its comedy showbiz gossip show Dirty Digest after just three episodes.
Chortle understands that the broadcaster pulled the plug after being unhappy with changes to the senior staff on the series, which is made by independent prodution house Running Bare.
A Channel 4 spokesman would not discuss the reasons for the sudden axe, but confirmed that the episode which went out on Thursday would be the last. Originally, eight shows had been commissioned.
It was hosted by model and ITV Fashion Show presenter Michelle De Swarte, who also came up with the format, and featured BBC Switch presenter AJ Odudu, former QI researcher Dan Schreiber and stand-up Joe Lycett discussing the week's showbiz trivia. All the regulars, except Lycett, are clients of John Noel Management, the sister company of Running Bare.
A source close to the show told Chortle: 'The crew were changed without prior warning, meaning there was complete new set of writers and producers.
'The talent quite rightly started wondering what was going on, and due to the complete mess created, Channel 4 pulled the plug.'
Next week's show has been replaced by a re-run of Chris Moyles' Quiz Night
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