So You Think You Can Dance to be axed by the BBC as ratings plummet to 2.2 million

So You Think You Can Dance

The BBC is reportedly finally axing flop reality series So You Think You Can Dance after ratings well even further over the weekend. The dance competition, judged by Migel Lythgoe, Arlene Phillips, Louise Redknapp and Sisco Gomez, was watched by a low of 2.2 million viewers in primetime Saturday night.

The original series back in January of last year didn't fair particularly well, but with the show on later this year ratings have fallen to an average of around 3 million.

Despite the huge success in the US, where the format is now in its 8th series, the UK simply doesn't appear that interested in dance.

"Bosses tried to make it work over here. But they have now conceded that it is not going to and that it is time to focus on other things," a source told The Sun. "It was a good format with good judges, but viewers here in Britain just did not connect with it like the people did in America."

Katie Love, Kirsty Swain, Luke Jackson and Matt Flint will all compete in this weekend’s final.

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