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BBC axe music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks

BBC have called time on music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 18 years.

The programme started in November 1996 and its last show was aired in December last year.

Rhod Gilbert became a permanent host of the show in 2014, following in the footsteps of Mark Lamarr and Simon Amstell.

However, his addition to the programme did not revive flagging ratings.

The BBC confirmed today (May 26) that Never Mind The Buzzcocks won't return to TV screens.

They said: "After 28 series we've decided not to bring Never Mind The Buzzcocks back to the BBC. This will create space for new entertainment formats in the future.

"We'd like to thank the team at [production company] Talkback, Rhod Gilbert, all the brilliant hosts over the years and of course Noel and Phill for the years of enjoyment they've given BBC Two viewers."

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