BBC Two drops Robot Wars following three series revival
BBC Two has axed Robot Wars following a three series revival.
The show, which first began in 1998, returned to TV screens in 2016 after more than a decade away from TV screens.
However it’s proved to be a short-lived comeback, with the official Robot Wars team announcing the BBC won’t be renewing the show.
They tweeted: “Sad to confirm the BBC’s decision to de-activate our House Robots.
“A huge thank you to Dara & Angela, our brilliant judges Noel, Lucy & Sethu, all of the amazing teams and most of all…you for joining us on this amazing robot smashing adventure. #BringBackRobotWars #RobotWars”
The BBC tweeted: “We are very proud of #RobotWars and would like to thank @MentornMedia, the presenters @DaraOBriain and @AngelaScanlon, and all those involved in the last three series. However, in order to create room for new shows it won’t be returning to @BBCTwo.”
Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon returned to host the last series of Robot Wars at the end of 2017, with commentary from the legendary Jonathan Pearce.
The last series featured an all new competition format, with a Robot Redemption, plus the biggest battle in Robot Wars History… the Ten Robot Rumble. Ten robots, no time limit, last robot standing, to determine who takes the wildcard and last spot in the Grand Final.
In an exciting and nail-biting finale last December, Eruption won the coveted title of Robot Wars Champion on BBC Two, with previous champions Carbide, the once most feared machine in the competition the worthy runner-up.
The father and son team from Warrington completed the finest comeback in Robot Wars history. After winning their Grand Final place through the Ten Robot Rumble, Michael, beat the odds to go all the way and fulfil his dream of becoming Robot Wars Champion.