Channel 4 has axed two more popular shows as the broadcaster continues its brutal round of programme cuts.

During the course of this year Channel 4 bosses have made the brutal decision to axe nearly ten of its popular TV shows in an attempt to keep costs down amid extreme budget cuts. The channel previously announced they had cancelled Steph's Packed Lunch and SAS: Who Dares Wins, as part of a massive shakeup by the ailing network to rescue its viewing figures.

Now the next round of programme cuts continue with the channel scrapping The Lateish Show hosted by comedian and Masked Singer judge Mo Gilligan. While The Hobby Man with Alex Brooker, which saw the star travelling the world and picking up new hobbies, will also not be returning after just one series.

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A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: "Every year, Channel 4, like all broadcasters, make decisions about which shows to rest, return or conclude to ensure we always innovate and offer viewers the best range of programming.

"Additionally, with audience habits changing faster than ever, we need to focus our resources more rigorously and prioritise programmes that drive digital growth. However, the proportion of shows that we are choosing not to recommission is no different to recent years."

The channel's move to scrap many of its beloved TV shows is part of a huge scheduling shake-up in a desperate bid to save money, over the past 12 months.

The broadcaster has cancelled eight of its popular shows over the past 12 months due to a drop in advertising, which it heavily relies on to commission shows.

Prior to Mo Gilligan's and Alex Brooker's shows not being continued, Steph's Packed Lunch joined a number of shows that have been swept up in the broadcaster's cull. Channel 4 announced that the show was facing the axe back in October this year.

Mo, 35, took to Instagram to share the sad news about the cancellation of his chat show with his 98,000 followers and posted: "So, big news to share… After four incredible years, The Christmas episode of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan which, transmits at 10pm on Wednesday 20th December will be my last.

"I can't even begin to describe how proud I am of this show. It genuinely changed my life and has created an industry-wide impact. It's won numerous awards and achieved even more nominations, but it's the army of people behind the scenes that made it happen who are so important.There are so many moments that I'll always look back on with so much happiness," Mo added.

arlier this year it was confirmed by Channel 4 that Don't Tell The Bride was not being renewed. The show focuses on a groom who is tasked with organising an entire wedding on a £14,000 budget and this even includes his bride-to-be's wedding gown.

Despite its enduring popularity, it was reportedly being overshadowed by the popularity of E4's Married At First Sight. But a spokesperson for the broadcaster was keen to state that its decision to axe the show was not a financial one.

"The decision to rest Don’t Tell the Bride was not a financial one, we often take the decision to pause programmes for many different reasons " they explained.

Back in June this year SAS: Who Dares Wins, which is the civilian version of the celebrity spin-off show, fell victim to the chop after eight series. Comedy talk show the Big Narstie hosted by rapper Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan, was also part of the broadcaster's cull in June after five years and six series.

Another victim was Big Interiors Battle, hosted by Big Brother presenter AJ Odudu which was pulled after one series as reportedly the concept on paper did not match the reality.

Another makeover show which fell under the channel's axe wielder was the wildly popular Escape to the Chateau after nine series.

The popular programme sees them renovate their French chateau, turning it from a wreck of a building to a proper home and events venue. Speaking about the decision, the duo said: "We're so grateful to everyone who continues to support us and we're looking forward to what the future holds. As one Chateau chapter ends, so another Chateau story begins."

Rescue: Extreme Medics, which follows a number of skilled professionals from the Scottish Trauma Network, was also cut after two series in a bid to cut down on costs the beloved medical reality show.

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