Channel 5's early evening show Live From Studio Five is to be replaced by OK!TV. The show, currently presented by Kate Walsh and guest presenter Natalie Pinkham has been axed following poor viewing figures, scathing reviews and frequent changes to the presenting team.
The show, which began in September 2009, was originally fronted by Melinda Messenger, Ian Wright and Apprentice Series 5 runner up Kate Walsh. However after a series of clashes amidst the presenters and behind the scenes, Messenger and Wright left, leaving Walsh the sole member of the original presenting team. Emma Willis and Jayne Middlemiss both briefly presented the show alongside Walsh in 2010, alongside a string of guest presenters.
Live From Studio Five was poorly recieved both by critics and viewers, dropping to a low of just 230,000 viewers just weeks after launching, with the show being labelled "amateurish", "virtually pointless" and "excruicatingly awful" after its celebrity-centric content and conveyer belt of presenters missed the mark.
New show OK!TV launches on February 14th, as a part of the channel's re-branding at the hands of new owner, Media mogul Richard Desmond. Live from Studio Five will continue to air Weekdays at 18:25 on Channel 5 until OK!TV launches.