Splash, Tumble, Dancing On Ice and Got To Dance: Reality shows axed in 2014

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As we near the end of the year it's time to look back at the reality shows we lost in 2014.

From the huge first time flops to the programmes that came to their natural end after a number of years on the telly, the past twelve months have seen the axing of some five big shows across the BBC, ITV and Sky.


Tom Daley's show lasted for a year longer than any of us really expected but it was still no shock to hear it won't be back for a third run.

An insider said: “Tom’s diving comes first. But we love having him on the channel and are looking at other projects for him.”


Proving that you can't just get celebrities to do anything and people will watch, BBC's Tumble won't be back for a second series.

"Whilst we are proud of Tumble and very grateful to everyone involved, we sometimes have to take difficult decisions in order to make room for new shows," a spokesperson said.

Got To Dance

After five years, Sky1 confirmed that Got To Dance will be leaving our screens earlier this year. A bizarre new schedule and summer time slot harmed the latest run, which was won by Duplic8.

Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky1, said: "Got to Dance has been a defining show for Sky1 of which we are very proud. However, now feels the natural time for the series to take its bow."

Dancing On Ice

ITV had confirmed in 2013 that this year's latest run of Dancing On Ice would be the last. The ninth series back in January saw an all star cast and was won by Ray Quinn.


ITV said: "It is always a difficult decision to say goodbye to successful and long running shows but with change comes opportunity and the chance for us to bring in new and exciting programmes for our viewers. ITV would like to thank Jayne and Chris for their fantastic contribution to each and every series."

Your Face Sounds Familiar

When Your Face Sounds Familiar was first announced by ITV everyone wondered why they didn't just bring back Stars In Their Eyes, including host Paddy McGuinness.

Well now that ITV ARE giving Stars In Their Eyes a comeback and Your Face Sounds Familiar has been ditched, Paddy has joked that he regrets speaking up.

"When they told me about Your Face Sounds Familiar and we were just going to do it, I actually said, 'Why don't you just do Stars in Their Eyes?' And then lo and behold, I've talked myself out of a job and they are doing it and I've really shot myself in the foot," he said.

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