Eden stars leave Channel 4 show… to find out it's been off air for SEVEN MONTHS

Bosses insist show HASN'T been axed, with new episodes coming later this year

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Channel 4's Eden has wrapped filming - only for its participants to discover they haven't been on TV for seven months.

As you may recall, Eden is an ambitious social experiment that began last March, when 23 people with varying skills were shipped to the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula in Scotland.

They were challenged to build their own society from scratch over the course of a year.

Four episodes aired in the summer, but ratings struggled, falling from a launch number of 1.8million viewers to just 800,000.

New instalments were supposed to go out sporadically, but the show hasn't been on our screens since August.

Earlier this week, filming of Eden finally concluded - and it was only after the volunteers returned to the real world that they found out about its woes.

According to The Telegraph, bosses did not inform the group that their progress has yet to be shown.

It's believed that just ten of the 23 were remaining by the end, but details are yet to be confirmed.

However, C4 told The Guardian that Eden hasn't been axed, with further episodes due in the coming months.

"The year in Eden is over and the contributors are headed back to their old lives," said the broadcaster.

"Eden will return to screens later this year."

During filming, the participants were kept completely unaware of the seismic news unfolding on the outside world.

Speaking at January's Realscreen Summit, C4 boss Jay Hunt said: "Those poor buggers are coming out to discover Trump, Brexit and an array of other delights.

"It may end up being the most extraordinary insight into the way the world has changed in the past year."

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