BBC Two quiz show Lightning with Zoe Lyons cancelled after two series

BBC game show Lightning has been axed after two series.

Hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons, the show last aired earlier this year but won’t be back for more episodes.

The BBC told the Daily Star newspaper: “Lightning has had two great series but we need to make room for new opportunities. We’d like to thank Zoe and the team for all their hard work.”

Taking to social media, Zoe Lyons wrote: “Sadly all good quizes must come to an end but I can’t tell you what a joy it was to work on @lightningquiz for @bbc2.

“We made 2 cracking series and I loved every second of working with my pals at BBC Belfast. Every contestant was a 🌟 and you can still catch up on @BBCiPlayer”

The electrifyingly fast quiz offered contestants a £3,000 jackpot.

First airing in 2021 each episode saw six plucky contestants compete across six rounds testing their general knowledge, quick thinking and speedy reactions whilst our ruthless spotlight patrols the studio.

The BBC explain: “In each nerve-shredding round, contestants aim to pass the dreaded light from themselves onto a rival of their choice by correctly answering a question or completing a physical task.

“Only viewers at home can see the ticking clock and whoever gets caught in the light when time runs out at the end of the round is struck by lightning and eliminated from the game.”

Episodes are available to watch online now via BBC iPlayer here.

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